Welcome

Thank you for visiting our website. It is our hope that you find it attractive, interesting, and informative window on the Center. We invite you to explore its many features and encourage you to return often to discover new events and activities as they are posted. If you have questions or comments, please feel free to use the e-mail from on the Contact Us" page or call us at the phone number provided.

Our Mission

St. Rita Retreat Center exists to provide an experience of quiet, peace, and healing for those on a spiritual journey. We open our facilities to members of all faith traditions and groups who share our goal. We honor the diversity of ways in which our guests spend their time at the Center and strive to provide an environment of comfort and beauty to enhance their experience.

Retreat House

The Retreat House has fifteen simply furnished guest rooms, each with two single beds and a private bath. Two of the rooms are handicap accessible. Each Room has a private outside entrance and a balcony or patio for sitting. There is a large, air-conditioned conference room for meetings and a small kitchenette for snacks.

Group and Individual Retreats, Events

OUR STORY

The history of St. Rita Retreat Center is one of hope, hard work, and a few miracles. It is a testimony to the faith of the many who contributed their funds, labor, and know-how to make their dream a reality.
The early 1980s saw the Catholics of Southern Oregon yearning for a place in which they might be nurtured more deeply in their faith, a center for catechesis, prayer, and time away from the demands of everyday life. At the same time, members of the West Coast Province of the Order of St. Augustine were invited to extend their California ministry into Oregon. It was a fortuitous melding. The Augustinians wholeheartedly invested themselves and their charism of community in the work of creating a special place of renewal.
While local Catholics began the task of fund-raising, prayers went up asking for the blessing of the perfect site for the Center. It was on the feast of St. Rita of Cascia, a saint special to the Augustinian order, that word was received of the gift of the present hillside home of the Retreat Center. Even more miraculously, the original offer of 18 acres was extended to 63 acres to guarantee a place that is truly away from the everyday. With results of her intercession clearly in evidence, St. Rita was honored as the patroness of the Center.
St. Rita Retreat Center is still blessed by the work of many volunteers who continue to maintain and renew the Center. Since the original buildings were constructed, our volunteers have groomed miles of hiking paths, created beautiful water features, and laid hundreds of rocks for an outdoor labyrinth. A former quarry and dumping area has been transformed into a lush, green-lawned amphitheater. Quiet reflection areas now dot the hillside.
All of these many features have been blessed by the thousands of people who have prayed, shared, laughed, and cried on these holy grounds. We invite you to become a part of this living history of faith.

Retreat Center Events

  • Upcoming Events

    1. St. Francis of Assisi

      October 4
    2. Our Lady of the Rosary

      October 7
    3. OA Retreat

      October 7 @ 2:00 PM - October 9 @ 1:00 PM
    4. Men’s Cursillo

      October 13 @ 10:00 AM - October 16 @ 5:00 PM
    5. Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Women’s Retreat

      October 21 @ 3:00 PM - October 23 @ 1:00 PM
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