The Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos, a community of prayer, offers the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola to all. Through our sharing of the Exercises, rooted in the Word of God and in the Catholic tradition, the Spirit frees minds and hearts to mature in friendship with Christ, to find God in every aspect of experience, and to live Gospel values.
The Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos welcomes women and men of faith who seek accompaniment on their journeys of Christian discipleship. Seven Jesuits on staff, with the many religious and lay women and men who assist in our programs, offer encouragement and direction, inviting each person to find God in his or her experience and to live in gratitude and generosity. The Retreat Center, located on 38 wooded acres in the serene hills above Los Altos, is easily accessible from major highways. Its colorful gardens and rustic trails offer prayerful solitude and inspiring vistas over the Santa Clara Valley and San Francisco Bay.
Since the founding in 1925, the Retreat Center, popularly known as “El Retiro San Iñigo,” has offered a ministry rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Our programs include and extensive variety of preached weekend retreats (Ignatian and 12-Step), longer summer offerings (the entire Excercises in a 36-day program and a series of three 8-day retreats), other individually directed retreats, spiritual direction, days of prayer, and training programs in giving the Spiritual Exercises. We open the Retreat Center facilities to many guest groups, including high school and college student and faculty groups, parish groups, and ecumenical and interreligious organizations, for their religious retreats, and select non-profit organizations, for their meetings.