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.


mcdonaldcut Tools for the Urban Mystic. A workshop led by Cynthia McDonald, Ph.D. This workshop will introduce several fundamental tools designed to help us cultivate psychological and spiritual freedom while living with the demands of everyday life. Find out more.
cut_beach 'Creating a "New Normal" after Cancer' by Cynthia McDonald, Ph.D. A one-day introductory workshop on Psycho-spiritual Integrative Therapy (PSIT) to get you on the road to a “new normal” after cancer. 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  Our Gift Store is now onlineWe 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.