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Mother's Love & Loss
4-Day Retreat

April 4-7, 2024

4 pm Thursday to 2 pm Sunday

Jesuit Retreat Center

300 Manresa Way, Los Altos, CA 94022

No matter how much time has passed,

are you suffering from the loss of a son or daughter?
Enter the respite of this 4-day, 3-night retreat,

and allow your grief to gently meet Grace.

Experience quiet time in the restorative beauty of nature; engage in comforting guided meditations and soothing activities; rediscover your creativity in gentle ways; and, encounter hope and "new things" in prayer invitations. This profound retreat will bring a healing integration and deeper peace to your body, mind and soul.

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About the Mother's Love & Loss Retreat

All grieving mothers are welcome, no matter how long it's been since your loss. In addition to an intentionally planned program and all its special features, the retreat includes 3-nights lodging in a private room, full access to 38 acres of beautiful grounds, meeting rooms, 24-hour chapel, 9 meals, and retreat center amenities. 

Hosted by Rita Morton, Founder of Sacred Sorrows; and Fr. John Auther, S.J., Retreat Director at the Jesuit Retreat Center. This once-in-a-lifetime retreat experience promises to be a pivot point in your life, and a powerful step on your healing journey.

To help personalize your experience, we'll reach out for a brief conversation about the retreat after you register. If you have any questions or would like more information, please email

To read Diane's story about attending this retreat in 2022 click here.

To learn more about the Jesuit Retreat Center, click here. To check out Father John's podcast, "Godfulness: Mindfulness for Christians," click here.


Attendance is free - reservations are required. Suggested donation onsite: $25

Questions? Email


Jesuit Retreat Center

300 Manresa Way, Los Altos, CA 94022

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