Spiritual Formation


Spiritual Direction

Spiritual direction is a necessary component to continuing spiritual development of the priest. 

Spiritual Direction at Serra House of Formation
12725 Oriole Ave., Grand Terrace, CA 92313

10 am-3 pm, 2nd Tuesday of the month 
Rev. Joseph Brennan of St. Andrew's Abbey

(661) 965-8909

Clergy Day of Prayer

Open to all clergy in the diocese, the Advent Day of Prayer provides a much needed day to focus on the spiritual dimension of the self, a dimension that is most at risk of being neglected in the busyness of ministerial life. Join your fellow priests and deacons in growing in a deeper communion with the Lord in this day of prayer and reflection. 

Next Day of Prayer: 9 am-4 pm, Dec. 4 at Our Lady of Guadalupe, San Bernardino

Local sites for spiritual renewal

Cardinal Timothy Manning House of Prayer

Cardinal Timothy Ming House of Prayer for Priests in Los Angeles

3441 Waverly Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027-2526
(323) 662-0092

St. Andrew's Abbey - Benedictine Monastery

St. Andrew's Abbey  in Valyermo, CA

 31001 North Valyermo Road
Valyermo, CA 93563
(661) 944-2178

Mater Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center

Mater Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center

 700 N. Sunnyside Avenue
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
(626) 355-7188

Serra Retreat

Serra Retreat in Malibu, CA

3401 Serra Road
Malibu, CA 90265

(310) 456-6631


Here are some local sites available for clergy to visit for days of recollection, silent retreat, or other spiritual exercises. Please note these listings do not constitute a specific endorsement, nor does it include an exhaustive listing of possible locations.