Mercy Center Burlingame

Mercy Center is a ministry of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, West Midwest, an order of Catholic women religious. Mercy Center was established in 1981 in Burlingame, California, as a retreat center and a conference center for religious and non-religious nonprofit organizations. Mercy Center provides opportunities for people to become more attentive to the presence of the Divine in their lives and in the world, and then respond with care for the Earth and service to others, especially people who are poor and vulnerable.

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Upcoming Retreats & Events



Private Retreats

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.

Host A Group With Us

Mercy Center Burlingame hosts conference groups with accommodation for up to 90 single-room overnight visitors, and conference rooms that can accommodate more than 200 attendees.

Spiritual Formation Programs

Mercy Center Burlingame has been engaged in the formation of spiritual directors for more than 35 years. Our experienced staff guides participants through processes, presentations and prayer in discerning the call to this ministry.

Ongoing Offerings

Mercy Center Burlingame has many ongoing offerings such as East-West Meditation, Centering Prayer, Prayer in the Style of Taizé, and Cancer Prayer Group. These offerings meet regularly weekly/monthly.


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