Our Lady of Santa Clara Legionary Retreat House offers a wide range of programs to help deepen your Catholic faith. We are located in a serene, comfortable setting, just minutes away from the complexities of daily living. At Our Lady of Santa Clara Legionary Retreat House, you’ll receive confidential guidance from Legionary Priests as well as enlightening and energizing talks, seminars and retreats. We invite you to join us for enjoyable company and genuine fellowship.

Winning The Battle of Prayer for Women

Why is going deeper in prayer so hard?  What can I do to get out of my prayer rut?  What is at the heart of Christian meditation and how can I learn to do it (or to do it better)?  How can I manage distractions in prayer? These and other topics are faced head-on in this engaging seminar, built around insights developed by award-winning author Father John Bartunek, LC, S.T.D. in his acclaimed work, The Better Part: A Christ-Centered Resource for Personal Prayer.

Father Bartunek, LC leads this dynamic weekend seminar for women through conferences, liturgies and practicums. The casual atmosphere, fellowship and lively presentations will revitalize your Catholic faith and energize your prayer life. Confession and spiritual direction will be available. This seminar is likely to fill quickly, so please register early. If the registration is closed, please email us to be added to the wait list.

Read more about Father Bartunek’s book The Better Part: A Christ-Centered Resource for Personal Prayer.



  • Begins after 5:00 p.m. on Friday.
  • Concludes after lunch on Sunday.


    • $350. Meals are included.

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Would you like to spend Friday enjoying the beautiful Bay Area? You can add on a Thursday night stay to your weekend seminar or retreat for an additional $50.00 per person, meals are not provided. Click on “Guest Information” on the registration page to register.

You will receive a registration confirmation along with a PayPal receipt. We will be sending you email reminders and updates as your retreat date nears.

Cancellation policy: In the case of an unavoidable conflict, your confirmed space can be deferred to a future weekend if we are notified via email or by phone seven (7) days prior to your weekend start date.

Our serene hillside facility is not suitable or safe for your children. We thank you in advance for providing off-site care for your little ones prior to your visit. We are a nonsmoking facility.