retreats / San Damiano

Friday Photos: San Damiano, A Lovely Place to Retreat

Tomorrow I get to go out to San Damiano Retreat in Danville, California. It’s out near where I grew up and went to high school. While it’s only about an hour away, it always feels like going “home” in some ways. My parents moved away after I graduated from college, and so this has become the place that I can sit and gaze at my favorite mountain on a pretty deck:

Mount Diablo from San Damiano

Or wander in a garden:

San Damiano from the Canticle Garden

Or feel at peace in a pretty courtyard in the warm sun:

Angel at San Damiano
I’m lucky enough to get to be on their board of advisors, and to lead retreats there, too. My heart sings when I am there, and I’m so glad that I’ve gotten to know many of the people that work, live, and attend retreats there, too.
I hope you’ll do a little something to restore your spirits this weekend. Let me know if I can say a little prayer for you over the weekend at San Damiano. Just comment below 🙂