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Retreat Days at the Monastery

All retreat days at Corpus Christi include Mass and Divine Office, reflections by speakers, time for prayer before the Blessed Sacrament and an opportunity for fellowship with the nuns. 
These retreats are open to single, Catholic women, ages 18-38.  


These retreat days are for those discerning their vocations and offer an opportunity to experience a bit of the charism of Dominican cloistered life.  Sessions provide information and tools useful for discernment.  Opportunities are also given for one-on-one meetings, opportunities for Q&A with the nuns, and to hear some of the nuns' vocation stories.

Upcoming dates:

  • July 20, 2019

For more information about a specific retreat day, click here.

Additional Information 

  • Cost: There is no cost for a "Come and See" Day, but donations are welcome.  To register, please complete the Registration Request below.  We will contact you to confirm your registration. 

  • The retreat begins with Mass on Saturday at 8:00 a.m. and concludes at 5:30 p.m. (after Vespers and Benediction).

  • All meals are included.

  • What to bring:

    • Bible

    • Rosary

    • For overnight guests only: sleeping bag (please see Important Notes below)

Important Notes Regarding Travel and Overnight Accommodations:  

For those traveling from outside the Bay Area and would like overnight accommodations on Friday night and/or Saturday night:

  • We have limited accommodations for overnight guests, and they fill quickly. For our retreats, we also ask our overnight guests to bring a sleeping bag. Before registering online, please contact Sister Joseph Marie, O.P. to confirm space availability.

  • If you are flying in, we recommend arriving at either Mineta San Jose International Airport or San Francisco International Airport - we are the approximately the same travel distance from both airports.

  • Because of our monastic schedule, we ask our retreatants to please, as much as possible, observe the following spaces of time in which to arrive and/or depart:

    • Friday arrivals: please allow enough travel time so as to arrive at the monastery before 6:30 p.m.

    • Sunday departures: please plan your travel so as to depart the monastery by noon.

  • The same would necessarily apply to those traveling by train or bus. We ask that you please try not to fly in on Saturday or need a Sunday stay-over.

  • Given our cloistered life, we regret we are generally unable to provide transportation between the monastery and the airports or other mass transportation stations. However, we are conveniently located in a quiet suburban neighborhood within easy walking distance (just a couple blocks) from the Menlo Park Caltrain station and a local bus line. Also, many of our guests regularly use other transportation services, such as an airport shuttle or Uber, to commute to and from the monastery.

  • So that our sisters may best prepare for your stay with us, please email Sister Joseph Marie your travel plans at least one week in advance of the retreat. This is a matter of simple courtesy and respect for the sisters extending hospitality on behalf of the community, and particularly for their primary commitment to our monastic prayer life and schedule. Thank you for your understanding.

Questions or Concerns: Please contact Sister Joseph Marie, O.P. via email or telephone at (650) 322-1801 ex. 19.

"come and see" day registration request

Name *
Mailing Address *
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Home Address
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If different from your mailing address.
Phone *
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Are you Catholic? *
Have you ever been married? *
Where are you in the discernment process? *
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How did you hear about our "Come and See" Day? *
If you need overnight accommodations, have you already contacted us to confirm availability? *
We always do our best to accommodate our guests, including those with major food allergies or dietary restrictions. However, we cannot guarantee an allergen-free meal or environment. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact Sister Joseph Marie, O.P.