Mercy Center Auburn

Personal Retreats

life’s challenges and changes

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 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.

Plan your private retreat for a day, overnight, a weekend or longer. For more information regarding availability, please contact our office.

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For those seeking a more solitary experience, our hermitage, Catherine’s Cottage, may be the answer. Catherine’s Cottage is a duplex of two single suites that include one queen bedroom and full bathroom, living room with a desk, reclining sofa, meditation/prayer space, kitchen with refrigerator, microwave oven and toaster, and an outdoor patio with views of the vast and natural beauty. For an additional charge, arrangements may be made for Spiritual Direction and Massage during your stay. Learn more below.


A place for solitude

Our Personal Retreat Partnership

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. The complete personal retreat kit, which includes a personal retreat guide and Retreat, Reflect Renew: A Sacred Journal for a More Peaceful You is available in our gift shop for $24.99.

If you would like to purchase and have the book delivered to you in advance of your retreat, you can purchase the book here and then purchase the personal retreat guide separately when you get to the Retreat Center.

NOTE: While it is helpful to spend a weekend alone in quiet time with God, it can also be helpful to have a guide or companion. Consider meeting with a Spiritual Director during or after your weekend stay. If you would like to meet with someone during your personal retreat weekend, please contact Mercy Center in advance to make arrangements.


Learn more about hosting your next retreat or meeting at Mercy Center Auburn.

Our meeting spaces provide the privacy and updated technology necessary to fully concentrate on your particular goals, and our 33 acre campus offers many outdoor areas for meditation and relaxation, including garden paths, meditation groves and a labyrinth.