About Sacred Heart


For over fifty years, people of every faith and walk of life have come to the Sacred Heart Jesuit Retreat House.  An oasis of peace and beauty on 280 acres in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, dedicated to retreats and spiritual direction in the tradition of St. Ignatius Loyola, welcoming those who seek to deepen their relationship with God.


Founded in October 1959 by Fr. Raphael C. McCarthy, S.J., the Retreat House offers a variety of silent retreats for clergy, religious, and laity. The retreats are given in the Ignatian tradition by an experienced staff of Jesuits, women religious, and lay spiritual directors. The retreats are open to anyone, regardless of parish or faith affiliation.


We offer our individually directed retreats in the Ignatian tradition—that is to say that retreatants agree to abstain from conversation during their stay, except during the daily meetings with their spiritual director and participation in the celebration of Eucharist.


“The atmosphere of prayerful silence is the gift we give to one another.”


Mission Statement:

Sacred Heart, a Roman Catholic Retreat House, is an apostolate of the Jesuits of the Central and Southern Province. Everything that Sacred Heart offers is inspired by the vision expressed in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus. Sacred Heart welcomes all who come to deepen their knowledge and love of Jesus Christ and of their ecclesial traditions through retreats and other means of spiritual growth.


Among its major activities Sacred Heart Jesuit Retreat House offers retreats, conferences, days of prayer, and spiritual direction for those seeking personal growth in faith, prayer, and in the ability to respond whole-heartedly to God. Sacred Heart also collaborates with other Jesuit institutions in fostering spiritual growth for those working in apostolic activities associated with the Society of Jesus and endeavors to support the spiritual growth programs of the local Catholic Churches.



Located on 280 acres in the colorful foothills of the Rocky Mountains and surrounded by spectacular natural beauty, Sacred Heart Retreat House offers the perfect setting for solitude, reflection, and prayer.

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Attractive simplicity, comfortable furnishings, and beautiful architecture provide a warm welcoming ambience.  There are fifty private rooms, with bath and restroom facilities centrally located on each corridor.  Each room has individual temperature controls for both heating and air conditioning.  The retreat house is smoke free, barrier free, and easily accommodates people who use wheelchairs or walkers.


Nutritious meals that offer a variety of foods are prepared in the retreat house kitchen and served cafeteria style. Complimentary beverages and light snacks are always available in the main dining room.

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If you need a ride from the airport, we recommend Groome Transportation. The shuttle runs between Denver International Airport and the Colorado Springs Airport and makes several scheduled stops daily at the Days Inn Hotel in Castle Rock, where we can pick you up. An advance reservation with Groome Transportation is necessary and can be made online at  www.groometransportation.com or call them at 719-687-3456. The current fare for the shuttle is $30 one way or $60 round trip.


If you wish to use the shuttle service, please confirm with our reservations office at least one week prior to your arrival in order for us to have staff available to pick you up at the hotel. To schedule your pickup from the Days Inn, please call our reservationist (toll free: 1-866-930-1181 ext. 122).


Sacred Heart Jesuit Retreat House is located 1.5 miles west of Sedalia, Colorado, on Highway 67, only 30 miles south of Denver and 45 miles north of Colorado Springs.