Visitors from around the world come to Mercy Center Burlingame for private retreats. We work with you to plan a silent or directed retreat from 1 day to 5 days. All of our bedrooms are individual occupancy for complete privacy. We offer silent dining room space for all meals.


Private retreats

To plan an overnight Private or Directed Retreat:

“Come away by yourselves…and rest a while.” (Mk. 6:31)

Private Retreats provide time in a supportive and contemplative atmosphere, with opportunities for prayer and Spiritual Direction. They are uniquely designed by each individual retreatant. Maximum stay for a Private Retreat without Spiritual Direction is 3 days.


Ready to return to Mercy Center?

Is it time? Emerge and connect to something Deeper!

Enjoy a Day Retreat at Mercy Center. No scheduled program, just a time of peace and a break from the daily stress and demands of our overly wired world.

Leave your cell phone with us, bring your favorite healthy snacks, and relax or nap in your assigned bedroom. Take time to walk the labyrinth and the grounds… pray or meditate in Mercy Chapel or the Rose Room… linger over tea or coffee – and breathe deep!

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