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 2024 feature beloved presenters here at the Center. It is a privilege to have them in our final year of programming. Additional details for the summer and fall retreats will be added as soon as the information is available. We look forward to welcoming you to our monthly offerings and special programs. Please note that we continue to advise our guests to practice care with regard to their health and that of fellow guests and staff. Our protocols are advisory and are available here for download. (Current Center Safety Protocols for reference.)

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 as we continue through our final year.

Upcoming Events

July 31–August 4, 2024


A Contemplative Retreat in the Dominican Tradition

Incarnation: We, too, are a Word of God

September 4 , 2024

9:30 am - 2 pm PT

Days of Prayer


October 9, 2024

9:30 am - 2 pm PT

Days of Prayer

Fr. Joe Nassal, CPPS

November 14-17, 2024


Writing Retreat with Kim Stafford

Santa Sabina Psalms

November 20, 2024

9:30 am - 2 pm PT

Days of Prayer


November 22-24, 2024


Retreat with Brian Swimme

The Future Pressing In – Where Is Hope to Be Found?

Online Programs — Streaming Packages

Online Contemplative Retreat with Kayleen Asbo, Ph.D.

Claiming Our Inner Light and Truth: Mary Magdalene, Hildegard of Bingen and Catherine of Siena

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.