As a response to a divine call, Mary W. Guenzel's mission is to provide a place of respite for those seeking a break from the noise and haste of the world and to reconnect with God. Here on 70 acres amid the Pike National Forest, she has established a retreat center for parish groups, community church organizations, and individuals. Mary’s gift provides retreatants a home-like atmosphere in Annunciation Hall and Visitation Hall & Conference Room, and she has designed Seraphim Hermitages especially for individual and group silent retreats. Casa Jose is a specially appointed and home-like facility offering a quiet atmosphere for 1-2 individuals or couples. The beautifully designed chapel, San Francisco Javier Oratory, was blessed and dedicated by Bishop Michael Sheridan of Colorado Springs.

Our Founder

Mary Wilson Guenzel

Our Facilities

Whether you are here for an individual or group retreat or a conference El Tesoro has the facility for you.

3-Minute Retreat

Take a quick break with a 3-minute retreat from Loyola Press!

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