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


Advent Day of Prayer in Cantonese with Janet Chau, RSM. December 20

Christmas Eve Mass in Mercy Chapel. December 24 at 8:00 pm.

East-West New Year's Silent Retreat with Fr. Greg Mayers. Dec 27 - Jan 1

Sexuality and the Spiritual Journey with Don Bisson. January 10

Discerning the Inner Child and the Divine Child with Don Bisson. January 11

Intimacy and Prayer: A Conference Retreat with Don Bisson. January 17-18

Lost Christianity: A Contemplative Retreat with Ward Bauman. Jan 30 - Feb 2

Unplug and Unwind Schedule a 'day away' at Mercy Center

SHORT PROGRAMS  Calendar of our short programs


LENTEN EVENTS 2015  Mercy Center Lenten events




Mercy Center Burlingame    Pioneers in Centering Prayer and Spiritual Direction Formation


Mission Statement

Mercy Center provides a place where women and men can become more attentive to the presence of the Divine in their lives and in the world, and then respond more fully in care of the Earth and service to others – especially the poor and the vulnerable.


Spiritual Direction Programs

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


Centering Prayer Programs

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


Personal Spiritual Director

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


Body Therapy

Connect with providers. Book a healing touch or massage session.


Mercy Center Articles and Profiles

Read an article about our Centering Prayer program and the work of Sr. Patricia Ryan, RSM and Catherine Regan, Ph.D. Read more articles


Monthly Art Exhibit

The current art exhibit features documentary photos by Karen Ande.


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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Mercy Center E-Newsletter

Select E-News to receive updates about Mercy Center's retreats and programs, or E-Stirrings to stay connected to the East-West Meditation program and retreats. Our newsletter comes to you six times a year. We do not share our list with any other organizations, and you may unsubscribe at any time.

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