Welcome, and thanks for checking us out! More lay people than ever are making time in their lives for retreats, and finding themselves deeply rewarded. While a few of our retreats are tailored for those who have taken religious vows, in general our retreats are open to the lay public. You can come for a day, soak in some of the holy, healing energy here, or come for a week and find yourself powerfully renewed. Religious and lay spiritual directors or counselors are often available, and while Miramar is a Catholic retreat center, you don't need to be Catholic to come. We ask that you register in advance for the retreat you choose. If you can't fit one in with your commitments, call us and reserve a private day of prayer on your schedule. We'll gladly serve you lunch, along with a generous helping of peace.
You'll find as you peruse our site that not all retreats have detailed descriptions. Many past retreatants have felt glad, after their retreats, that there was some mystery laden in what awaited them. But still, don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions!
Printable Registration Forms
Click the below links if you wish to download, complete, and send in your retreat/program registration.
I'm looking forward to the warmer weather, the breaking forth of springtime, a moving forward through the seasons with a joyous confidence! Others are looking forward to that long awaited vacation, others to seeing a long lost relative not seen for many years. Still others are looking forward to spending time with children or helping out with a favorite cause. We look forward to something or someone who gives us hope. We all need hope, need to feel it all around us, especially when times are hopeless or lifeless and needing a direction or sense of purpose. God surrounds us with hope! God is looking forward to having us closer to His Great Heart! What are you looking forward to in your life?
Fr. Tom Umbras
Coming up soon
A Guided Retreat: Contemplating God's Joy in the Scriptures