Planning and Information
As a retreat center, Mission San Antonio de Padua is unrivaled in Central California for its peaceful, secluded location, connection to nature and updated facilities.
Inclusive Retreat Programs
San Antonio de Padua’s retreat team also offers special diocesan-approved, all-inclusive retreats for Confirmation Candidates. For more information, contact Joan Steele at 831-385-4478
Group Retreat Programs and Private Retreats
Mission San Antonio de Padua’s retreat center is also available for groups who have their own program and speakers. We can accommodate up to 65 people. For more information, contact our Retreat Coordinator, at 831-385-4478.
Individuals interested in private, self-guided retreats should also contact our Retreat Coordinator for more information and availability at 831-385-4478.
Accomodations and Facilities
Thirty simple yet comfortable double-occupancy rooms within the mission’s restored cloister offer guests contemplative private space in keeping with the mission’s monastic heritage. Amenities include cozy beds and a sink for morning and evening ablutions. Fresh linens, bath towels and accessories are also provided. Shower and bathroom facilities exist on each cloister wing for your convenience.
A large and comfortable conference room is at your disposal, complete with tables, chairs, easels, whiteboard and multi-media equipment for presentations. Several smaller conference rooms are also available.
The Mission’s beautifully restored peristyle garden is the perfect spot for informal presentations or meditation, as are the natural areas that surround the mission and its Fiesta grounds.
Depending upon the duration of the retreat, you’ll enjoy dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner within the Mission’s Refectory. Catered meals are prepared by our local chefs.
Please note that your retreat time at Mission San Antonio is meant to be one of relaxation, rest and contemplation. For this reason, there are no telephones, televisions or internet connections in our guest quarters. Due to the mission’s remote location, cell phone service is limited. There is a phone available to guests for emergencies, as well as to receive incoming messages.