A quiet place for reflection . . .

Nestled in a quiet corner of Menlo Park, California, Vallombrosa is a retreat and conference center owned and operated by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco.

It is conveniently located midway between San Francisco and San Jose and is readily accessible both by car and by public transportation.


choir A Thanksgiving Prayer Service.  We cordially invite you to join us for an afternoon of music, prayer, and reflection in celebration of the great gift of God’s love with the Vallombrosa Choir.  Find out more.. 
mdcut Christmas Lessons and Carols with the Vallombrosa Choir, followed by a refreshments.  This beautiful holiday event is an annual favorite and ope to the pulbic.  Find out more
psalm46cut Psalm 46 Retreats with with Fr. O'Neil, O.P. Let Vallombrosa be for you a “Clearing in the Thicket,” where you can enter into a calm atmosphere and spend time with your God. Find out more.
store_cut  Check Out our Online Gift StoreWe are happy to launch our online gift store by featuring custom, hand-painted Baptism, Graduation and Wedding certificates especially prepared by Sister Mary. Check it out and order yours today.