About Us

“For me, the House of Prayer has been a life and vocation saver. It is a spiritual oasis—a refuge from the desolation and confusion of overwork and a shallow prayer life. At the House of Prayer I have experienced affirmation through spiritual direction. I enjoy the peace, quietness and prayerfulness of the chapel. All of this has given me an improved self image.”

Set in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles near Griffith Park, the House of Prayer offers priests a respite from daily ministerial activity. The blending of Spanish architectural design and landscaping provides a setting of quiet and simple beauty suitable to its purpose: fostering a priest’s prayer life, inner freedom, rest and reflection.

The central focus of the House of Prayer are the four chapels. One chapel is located in the main building and is used for group prayer and Eucharistic Celebration. Next door is a beautiful adoration chapel. In the original building, which is set aside for silent retreats, there is an additional adoration chapel. Upstairs in our newly renovated Villa San Giusseppe is our fourth chapel.

The rooms allow our priests to choose to be silent or with a group. This allows opportunity for conversation and fellowship. The lunch and evening dinners are prepared by our chef.

Any priest or priest support group is welcome. The House of Prayer is funded by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The suggested stipend for each retreat may vary.

Contact Us

The Cardinal Timothy Manning House of Prayer for Priests
3441 Waverly Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027-2526

(323) 662-0092

Spiritual Opportunities

One of the chief ministries at the House of Prayer is spiritual direction. View all the support they can provide you.

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