About The Center

We welcome you to St. Rita’s, a place of peace and prayer. We are a retreat center of the Archdiocese of Portland whose mission is to provide a space for people to develop and grow in a living relationship with God the Father through Our Lord Jesus Christ by means of spiritual retreats.

St. Rita’s is located on a wooded hillside overlooking the beautiful Rogue River Valley of southern Oregon. Midway between Grants Pass and Medford, we are situated on 63 lovely acres on the side of Gold Hill, offering a beautiful setting for spiritual nourishment, with spaces for meditation, scenic views across the valleys, landscaped gardens, outdoor labyrinth and outdoor Stations of the Cross and walking trails in a natural environment.

Built by and for the Catholics of the Southern Oregon Vicariate, we are open to all groups who share our goals of seeking a deeper relationship with the Divine Presence who has created us all.

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At the present moment, we offer our unique setting for weekend retreats of Catholic and other religious communities of southern Oregon and northern California who come to enjoy a faith filled experience  deepening their love of God.

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.

Our main building provides the retreatants with a large, open-beamed dining hall with a fireplace and garden views. Nutritious, well-balanced meals are provided by our cook. There is also a library for spiritual reading for the guests’ use while here and a small Blessed Sacrament chapel for private prayer.



The guesthouse has several rooms which can be used by individuals for private retreats, usually during the week, but occasional weekends are available.

Meals are prepared by the retreatant in the guesthouse kitchenette, at the time which best suits you.

The library, lounge, chapel and grounds provide an excellent setting for a private retreat. Spiritual direction is available.
For further information about St. Rita’s and scheduling your retreat here, please contact the Retreat Director at the address or telephone below:
St. Rita's Retreat Center
10800 Blackwell Road
Gold Hill, Oregon 97525

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