Personal Retreats

In the rush of everyday life, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed and disconnected from what truly matters. At Mercy Center Auburn, we offer private retreats to individuals who who seek a sacred space for solitude and personal reflection.

Individuals come for personal retreats for many reasons - - discernment about a major life change, dealing with a loss in life, or just to enjoy a personal respite from the cares of daily life. No matter what leads you here, the beautiful and sacred grounds of Mercy Center Auburn are ideal for contemplating and discerning life's challenges and changes.

While you are on a private retreat, you plan and schedule your own time - - we provide the sacred space and stillness to breathe into the purpose which brought you here. Read, nap, journal, walk the labyrinth, or just spend time on our beautiful grounds in quiet reflection.

Plan your private retreat for a day, overnight, a weekend or longer. Our retreat center rooms provide comfort without distraction. Click here to learn more about our accommodations: Accommodations/Meals

For those seeking a more solitary experience, our hermitage, Catherine's Cottage, can be reserved. Catherine's Cottage is a duplex of two single suites that include one queen bedroom and full bathroom (complete with furnishings and linens); living room with a desk, chair and reclining sofa; meditation/prayer space, kitchen with refrigerator, microwave oven and toaster, and an outdoor patio with views of the vast and natural beauty. Click here to learn more: Hermitage for Solitude

Additional services available during your stay:

  • Spiritual Direction- make your personal retreat a directed retreat by meeting with a Spiritual Director each day or several days during your stay. There is an additional charge for Direction. Click here to learn more: Spiritual_Direction

  • Massage - you may arrange massage with our massage therapist directly. Fees are paid to the massage therapist. Prices range from $20 to $60 depending upon which service you request.


If you're looking for a Personal Retreat with a little more structure, Mercy Center Auburn has joined together with Retreat, Reflect, Renew to offer you just that: sacred time out of your routine to slow down, reflect on ways to live a more balanced life, and connect with God's love in the middle of God's beauty at Mercy Center Auburn.

All you have to do is purchase your Personal Retreat Kit and then book your time away with Mercy Center Auburn (your stay will be in Catherine's Cottage). That's it. And then you'll be on your way to a peaceful, nurturing, and soul-satisfying personal retreat.

Click here to learn more: Personal Retreat Kit