About the Conference Center & Retreat House
Trumbull Manor is a conference center located in Novato, California. Retreats at Trumbull Manor Conference Center provide an opportunity to reflect on one’s everyday occupations, family life and relationships with God and others in light of the basic truths of the Catholic faith. An atmosphere of personal prayer and recollection is maintained during the retreat.The Conference Center is under the auspices of Trumbull Manor, Inc. Its spiritual activities are entrusted to Opus Dei, a personal prelature of the Catholic Church.
Trumbull Manor retreats share with other activities of Opus Dei the overall purposes of the organization as described by the founder, Saint Josemaría Escrivá:To foster the search for holiness and the carrying out of the apostolate by Christians who live in the world, whatever their state in life or position in society. The Work of God was born to help those Christians… to understand that their life, just as it is, can be an opportunity for meeting Christ: that it is a way of holiness and apostolate. Christ is present in any honest human activity. The life of an ordinary Christian, which to some people may seem banal and petty, can and should be a holy and sanctifying life. (Conversations with Msgr. Josemaría Escrivá, p.60). Besides scheduled retreats for various groups, Trumbull Manor’s yearly schedule includes professional conferences, seminars, study weekends, evenings of recollection and other programs for either men or women.If you are interested in learning more about the Prelature of Opus Dei and the life of its founder, Saint Josemaría Escrivá, visit www.opusdei.org.