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.—a priest
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 three 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.
Accomodationss are available for visiting priests. A well-stocked kitchen allows each guest to have his breakfast whenever convenient. The rooms allow the guest to choose to be silent or with a group. This allows opportunity for conversation and fellowship. The lunch and evening dinners are prepared by a cook.
There is a full staff of priests available for spiritual direction, sacramental reconciliation and retreats. The Brothers of the Good Shepherd attend to the accomodations of the guests. Any priest or priest support group is welcome. The House of Prayer is funded by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Guests are invited to make a suggested donation to defray the operating costs.
The Cardinal Timothy Manning
House of Prayer for Priests
3441 Waverly Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027-2526