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.


Exploring Mind-Body Skills for Stress Reduction: April 26th. Looking for simple tools to help you manage stress? Dr. Cynthia McDonald will help you explore the power of the mind-body connection.  Find out more.

Fr, Gittens 'Disciples Today'. Enjoy a 7-day retreat within the beautiful peaceful setting of Vallombrosa. Fr. Gittens will guide the retreat with a focus on what ALL disciples are called to become, without distinction. Find out more.
Theology of the Body. On May 3rd, Ed Hopfner leads a morning workshop, with meditation on human love and happiness.
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mdcut Mother's Day Brunch 2014.  Find out more.
meditate  Discover Your Calling. A Day Retreat with Dr. Diane Dreher.  Are you facing new challenges and changes in life? This retreat will help you move forward in life with a new sense of joy and direction.  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.