Mercy Center Burlingame California

Mercy Center Burlingame


Mercy Center Burlingame is an internationally known conference and retreat center sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, located on a 40-acre site 15 miles south of San Francisco, California. Mercy Center provides a peaceful and holistic environment for women and men of diverse faiths and backgrounds to nourish their spiritual and professional lives, and a convenient location for nonprofit organizations to hold conferences and events. Call us at (650) 340-7474. Upcoming Retreats.

Conference Services

We host overnight conferences and daylong meetings for nonprofits. Call 650.340.7405. Learn more


Mercy Center Burlingame is a leader in spiritual formation programs and retreats.
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We offer private directed retreats and group retreats. Call 650.340.7474.
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Books and Gifts
Spiritual Talks
Teacher Videos


Upcoming Retreats and Programs

RETREAT CALENDAR  View the complete 2014-2015 calendar


Sacred Circle: Group Spiritual Direction facilitated by Lorita Moffatt. New series meets one Wednesday morning each month from September 2014 to May 2015.

New! Awakening the Dreamer with Patricia Ryan, RSM and Catherine Regan Sep 13

New! Awakening Together series begins October 18

New! Grace Unfolding with Lorita Moffatt and Carol Costello, starts Sep18

New! Harvesting the Gifts of Autumn - A day with author Elizabeth Murray Sep 26

New! Exploring Spiritual Direction with Jean Evans, RSM Sep 28

New! Writing as Spiritual Practice with Carole Costello October 5

Centering Prayer Intro Series begins October 5

Contemplative Retreat with Martin Laird October 10-12



Special Announcement

Mercy Center welcomes back Don Bisson in new workshops and a weekend conference. Don will lead daylong workshops on January 10 and January 11, and a conference January 17-18. We look forward to his presence and the gifts he brings to his events.



Mercy Center Burlingame    Pioneers in Centering Prayer and Spiritual Direction Formation



Spiritual Direction Programs

Learn more about Sacred Journey, Art & Practice of Spiritual Direction, and summer internships.



Finding a Spiritual Director

Find a personal Spiritual Director. Mercy Center trained staff can help.



Centering Prayer Program

Learn more about Centering Prayer silent retreats and Spring and Fall introductory series.



Mercy Center Articles and Profiles

Read an article published in Catholic San Francisco about our Centering Prayer program, with a focus on the work of Mercy Sr. Patricia Ryan, RSM and Catherine Regan, Ph.D.



Monthly Art Exhibit

The current art exhibit features artwork by Bob Gilroy.



Chapel Services

Memorial celebration services can be held in Mercy Chapel. Contact us for assistance.



Taizé App for Android and iPhone

Android and iPhone free Mercy Taizé apps are now available.



Donate to Mercy Center Burlingame

Your donations support our ministry. Make a financial contribution through our secure donation website. Click the Donate Now link. On the Designation list, select Mercy Center - Burlingame California.

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