Silent Spiritual Exercises
The Ignatian Spiritual Exercises is a form of retreat, which for five-hundred years has helped men and women bring order to their lives. By contemplating God and his presence in our lives, we can see ourselves and our circumstances the way God does. Silence creates a space to hear God's voice and feel his presence. This retreat brings freedom, peace, healing, and courage. We include ample free time for those who would like to jog or walk in the neighborhood trails. We begin and end with social time, and Legionary of Christ priests are always present for anyone who wishes to receive one-on-one guidance, advice, or the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Men & Women's Evenings
Please join us for a thought provoking evening of fellowship, education, and inspiration with a Legionary priest and fellow Christian men and women. Each month we present a wide variety of engaging topics followed by lively interaction. Themes range from current events in the Church, the Bible, Church history, faith and science, prayer and spirituality, and more. We offer spiritual guidance, which leads you to a practical commitment in your faith and help in daily living. We begin with Mass at 6:30pm, followed by wine and food, our guest speaker and more fellowship. Men's nights are held on the second Tuesday of every month. Women's nights are held on the third Tuesday of every month.
Retreats for Priests
Our annual retreat for priests is a five-day retreat with guided meditations and talks, free time and silence. Our retreats are rooted in Ignatian spirituality whose goal is to foster discernment and intimate dialogue with Christ. The retreat will help you love your priestly vocation, and renew your commitment to the Church in pastoral ministry. The retreat is led by an experienced priest, and hosted by a member of the Legionary community who coordinates hospitality, meals, and practical necessities. We will happily accommodate you with transportation to and from San Jose, Oakland, and San Francisco airports. You may stay for an extra day for a guided tour of the San Francisco Bay Area. Our retreat center is beautiful, quiet, comfortable and scenic. Each guest room is newly remodeled with private baths. Cost is $475 per person or $550 for the extra stay.
Faith & Science Dinners
Join us for dinner, followed by a presentation from one of our many speakers of varied scientific and
faith backgrounds. The speaker presents an interesting topic showing the compatibility of science with faith. We invite friendly debate and dialogue. Past topics have included 'Artificial Intelligence', 'The Big Bang Theory', 'The Church and Galileo', 'The Shroud of Turin', 'Cloning and Embryonic Stem Cell Research'. The cost of the event is $25 per person.
Marriage Boost Events
Join us at a weekend seminar for women discussing marriage, family, and the biology and psychology of sexuality. The talks challenge the current cultural view of sexuality, contrasting it with the more appealing and beautiful "original, organic and sustainable choice" that is written within our bodies and rooted in Natural Law. Backed by a vast array of scientific research studies, this seminar helps build the rational argument of God's plan for human sexuality. This seminar is also open to high school-age young ladies, provided their mothers are also registered.
Legionary Family Day at Blackberry Farm
Bring your sun screen and sports equipment and join us for an afternoon of fun in the sun with the Legionary Community. The location is Blackberry Farm, just down the hill from the Our Lady of Santa
Clara Legionary Retreat House.Come catch up with old friends and make new ones at Blackberry Farm, located at 21979 San Fernando Avenue, Cupertino, CA 95014.