Siena Prayer Center
“Come away by yourselves to a lonely place and rest a while.” —Mark 6:31
Come and deepen your relationship with God. Be still and open yourself to the Divine Presence. Come, spend some quiet time. Discover new insights. Let God surprise you.
Siena Prayer Center — located at Saint Catherine by the Sea, Ventura, California — with its beautifully landscaped grounds, will help you to experience God in a unique and special way.
You are invited to walk the paths and enjoy the lovely gardens, climb the hill behind the center, and enjoy a view of the ocean from on high.
The center offers a variety of options to personalize your experience. Please contact the coordinator at email@example.com for more information.
- Spiritual Direction (by appointment)
- Individual Retreats (reservations necessary)
- Spirituality Workshops
- Labyrinth Walk
- Limited Facilities for Groups
- Centering Prayer/Lectio Divina
Services are available in English and Spanish.
Servicios están disponibles en inglés y español.
Siena Prayer Center is a ministry of the Sisters of the Holy Cross (C.S.C.) of Saint Catherine by the Sea Convent. Our mission is to provide a serene and peaceful environment conducive to deepening one’s prayer life and awareness of the presence of God. The center is rooted in scriptural values of the vision and spirit of Blessed Basil Anthony Mary Moreau, founder of the Sisters of the Holy Cross. As women religious we are called to serve and be “signs of hope for ourselves and the world.”
The suggested offering is:
- Spiritual Direction: $25-50
- Overnight with Meals: $70 (with Spiritual Direction - $80)
Please make checks payable to: The Sisters of the Holy Cross
On the 101 Freeway from the South: Take the Seaward Avenue exit, turn right at the end of the off-ramp and continue to Main Street. Turn left on Main Street to Santa Cruz Street where you will turn right to Poli Street. Cross Poli directly into the main gate of Saint Catherine by the Sea. Enter and turn right at the stop sign (approximately 100 yards) driving up the hill and around the circle where you can park. You will see the entrance and stairs to Siena Prayer Center.
On the 101 Freeway from the North: Take the Seaward Avenue exit, turn left at the end of the off-ramp and left again on Seaward Street to Main Street. Turn left on Main Street to Santa Cruz Street where you will turn right to Poli Street. Cross Poli directly into the main gate of Saint Catherine by the Sea. Enter and turn right at the stop sign (approximately 100 yards) driving up the hill and around the circle where you can park. You will see the entrance and stairs to Siena Prayer Center.
Alternative Route: Follow the directions to Seaward Avenue off the freeway, and then to Main St. Turn left onto Main. The next signal light is Catalina St., with Ventura High School on the right. Turn right onto Catalina, in one block cross Poli St. About a half a block up the hill on Catalina you will see the sign for Siena Prayer Center on the left. Turn left onto the property, follow the short road to the stop sign, and you will see a circle and the entrance and steps to the Center.