Retreats at Villa Maria del Mar Retreat Center

Throughout the year, Villa Maria del Mar will coordinate with groups that offer retreats open to the public. 

Pre-registration is required for all retreats. 

Space is filled on a first-come first-served basis.

For retreat details, please check the calendar or contact the Villa.


Interested in planning your private individual or group retreat? Click here.

12 – Step Related Retreat with Fr. Tom Weston

If the retreat is already full, your name will be added to the wait list. To inquire about availability, wait list, or attending as a commuter, please contact the Villa by clicking here or email

Villa Maria del Mar Retreat Center in Santa Cruz


Monday February 5 – Sunday February 11, 2018

7 Day Retreat

Thursday April 5 – Sunday April 8, 2018

4 Day Retreat

Thursday November 15 – Sunday November 18, 2018

4 Day Retreat


Monday January 14 – Sunday January 20, 2019

7 Day Retreat

Monday February 18—Monday February 24, 2019

7 Day Retreat

Thursday March 14 – Sunday March 17, 2019

4 Day Retreat

Thursday November 14 – Sunday November 17, 2019

4 Day Retreat


 Tuesday January 21— Tuesday January 28, 2020

8 Day Retreat

Monday February 10 – Sunday February 17 ,2020

8 Day Retreat

Thursday March 19 – Sunday March 22, 2020

4 Day Retreat

Thursday November 12 – Sunday November 15, 2020

4 Day Retreat

The Myers-Briggs Typology – Cracking the MBTI Type Code Exploring Your WHOLE Type

with Shyrl McCormick

November 6, 2018

Day Retreat: 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM (Lunch Included)


Villa Maria del Mar Retreat Center in Santa Cruz

Live-Streamed Event

Your One Wild and Precious Life: Women on the Road of Ministry

with Elizabeth Johnson, C.S.J. – Distinguished Professor of Theology Emerita, Fordham University

November 6, 2018

Reception: 5:30 PM; Live-Streaming: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Villa Maria del Mar Retreat Center will host a reception and live-streaming of the first lecture in The Rev. Francis L. Markey Women in Ministry Speaker Series at Mission Church on the Santa Clara University campus.

Enter the Chaos: Engage the Differences to Make a Difference

with Nancy Sylvester, IHM; Margaret Galiardi, OP; and Vernice Solimar, PhD

Institute for Communal Contemplation and Dialogue (ICCD)

Overnight Retreat: 2:00 PM Thursday, January 10th – After lunch Sunday, January 13th

Through contemplative processes, the program goal is to learn to engage persons with different worldviews including, family, friends, and colleagues in hopes of healing the negative effects of the polarization we experience. For more information, see event on calendar or visit ICCD online: Registration opens November 1st.

To register, download registration flyer here or register online.