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Santa Sabina Retreat Center

Santa Sabina Retreat Center

Santa Sabina first served as a house of spiritual formation for women discerning their call to religious life as a Dominican Sister of San Rafael. In 1970 the Sisters opened Santa Sabina as a retreat and conference center, extending our commitment to the contemplative life.

From the quiet of the inner courtyard garden and adjoining chapel, the spirit of simplicity and tranquility permeates the Center. Santa Sabina offers a place of respite and beauty for groups and individuals who come for the Center’s scheduled retreats, other programs, or conferences and retreats of other groups.

Santa Sabina, honoring its history and monastic roots, welcomes spiritual seekers of all traditions to explore contemplative ways of being.

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: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/. If you would like to receive a brochure, 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
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