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

March 13, 2024

9:30 am - 2 pm PT

Days of Prayer

Game of Job

Sr. Barbara Green, OP

March 21-24 , 2024


Writing Retreat with Jane Hirshfield

Poem-making as Passageway and Conduit

April 10 , 2024

9:30 am - 2 pm PT

Days of Prayer

Sr. Patricia Bruno, OP

May 22, 2024

9:30 am - 2 pm PT

Days of Prayer

Fr. Joe Nassal, CPPS

July 31–August 4, 2024


Contemplative Retreat Week in the Dominican Tradition

with the Dominican preaching team

September 4 , 2024

9:30 am - 2 pm PT

Days of Prayer