Welcome to Santa Sabina Center

Some visitors claim that the walls of Santa Sabina speak, communicating a sense of calm and peace, and foster rest and restoration. They say that presence was cultivated by the prayer of the Dominican Sisters who honed their understanding of the contemplative life through daily practice, consecrating it for a future as a place of retreat. So, it has served thousands of guests since 1970 when the center started welcoming spiritual seekers from various faith traditions and spiritual paths. It is the mission of the Dominican Sisters and of Santa Sabina Center to foster contemplative ways of being.

To that end we are fully reopened and are booking groups for the remaining openings in 2022 and for 2023. We are also offering our own retreat programs as detailed in our website. Our COVID safety protocols are updated as new information is available. (Please download the Center Safety Protocols (PDF) for reference.) We look forward to welcoming you to our monthly offerings and special programs.   

We continue to be most grateful to all who have chosen to support us through direct contributions as we seek to sustain the Center into the future.

Upcoming Events

November 9, 2022

9:30 am - 2 pm

Days of Prayer

The Father of Jesus: Just a Bigger Human? Is that Enough?

Barbara Green, OP


November 17, 2022

6 pm – 7 pm

Music of Hildegard of Bingen

Through the Ear to the Heart with Devi Mathieu


December 14, 2022

9:30 am - 2 pm

Days of Prayer

Joe Nassal, CPPS


Online Programs — Streaming Packages

Online Retreat with Kayleen Asbo

Finding Our Way through the Dark Woods: A Retreat with Dante’s Divine Comedy


Online Retreat Weekend with Margaret Galiardi, OP and Pat Farrell, OP

Grounding Ourselves Where There Is No Ground: A Christian/Buddhist Perspective on Living in Interesting Times