Santa Sabina Retreat Center

Santa Sabina is a retreat and conference center established in 1970 by the Dominican Sisters in a beautiful location on the San Rafael campus, surrounded by gardens.

From the quiet of the inner courtyard garden and adjoining chapel, the spirit of simplicity and tranquility permeates the Center. Dedicated to a “Contemplative Way of Being”, Santa Sabina offers a place of quiet and beauty for groups and individuals who come for Center retreat programs or for their own conferences and group retreats.

Santa Sabina, Catholic in its history and heritage, is ecumenical in its philosophy and outreach. We welcome people of all faiths to participate in programs or to spend personal retreat time at the Center.

A complete schedule of current retreats, offerings, and programs, as well as photos of the grounds and guest rooms can be found on the Center’s informative website: If you would like to receive a Program flier, contact the Center at:

Santa Sabina Center
25 Magnolia Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 457-7727

  • Santa Sabrina Main Entrance Sign
  • Flowers at the Santa Sabrina
  • Novices and postulants at prayer

    Originally, Santa Sabina was the congregation's novitiate. These are the novices and postulants at prayer.

  • Silence sign at the Santa Sabrina