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.



Poetic "Poetic Medicine & Personhood". Take Monday off to attend to your creative connection to the inner life? Step out of the rush and return to daily life inspired and renewed.   See Calendar.
religiouscut "Why Would a Modern Woman Want to Become or Remain a Religious?" Enjoy an 8-day retreat in July given by Archbishop Emeritus John R. Quinn.      See Calendar.
engagingcut "Engaging the Heart" Vallombrosa Catholic Marriage Preparation.  Catholic marriage preparation involves several steps, one of which is the Pre-Cana Program.  See Calendar.
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.