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.

Our program selections for 2023 are exciting and diverse, from our Day of Prayer offerings to our weekend and week-long options. We are also booking hosted groups for 2023 and 2024.  We continue to maintain some basic COVID safety protocols. These are updated as new information is available; thus far, in this intimate setting they have served our guests well. (Please download the Current Center Safety Protocols for reference.) We look forward to welcoming you to our monthly offerings and special programs.   

We are most grateful to all who have chosen to support us through direct contributions as we seek to sustain the Center. Your gifts are critical to helping us maintain this sacred space into the future.

Upcoming Events

May 18, 2023

6 pm – 7 pm PT

Music of Hildegard of Bingen

Through the Ear to the Heart with Devi Mathieu

May 24, 2023

9:30 am - 2 pm PT

Days of Prayer

Meeting Jesus in the Easter Journey

Ann Garrido

May 25 – 28, 2023


Retreat with Ann Garrido

Living Truth

May 25, 2023

7 pm

Living Truth

Public lecture by Ann Garrido

August 8–13, 2023


The Arc of the Word

Contemplative Retreat Week in the Dominican Tradition

September 6, 2023

9:30 am - 2 pm PT

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

The Mystic Path and Poetry of T. S. Eliot

Online Retreat Series with Kayleen Asbo, Ph.D.

Body of Buddha, Body of Christ: A Christian Zen Retreat Exploring Deep Ecology

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