In addition to public and private retreats and corporate events, the Poverello of Assisi Retreat House offers facilities for private weddings, Quinceañeras, funerals, funeral viewings, and funeral masses. Our hosted program invites outside groups to hold their own educational, religious, corporate, 12-Step, or other events at our center. The 10-acre grounds with lawns, flowers, and trees, are perfect for event pictures and gatherings. Ample parking is provided. All faiths are welcome.
Events include men's, women's, married couples', engaged couples', and priests’ and sisters’ retreats, in addition to workshops, seminars, staff meetings, spiritual growth, contemplation and meditation, directed retreats, and 12-step recovery retreats. There are weekend and midweek retreats, Spanish- and Asian-language group retreats, five-day retreats, and chapters and reunions for priests and sisters. Days or evenings of recollection and one-day meetings are also available.
The retreat center offers meeting rooms, overnight accommodations, a large chapel, library, religious staff, and wonderful daily meals. Overnight facilities feature rooms with two twin beds, heating and air, and private bathrooms with showers. The buildings are handicapped accessible (but no handicapped equipped bedrooms).
The Poverello of Assisi Retreat Center is open 7 days a week, although closed Thanksgiving week and the week of Christmas.
Additional offerings include outdoor Stations of the Cross ideal for Good Friday devotions, and the Five Sorrowful Mysteries from the San Fernando Mission.
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