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Reserve Our Space

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Our Motherhouse is a place of beauty, creativity and peace – a treasure we want to share with your organization. The Sisters welcome your organization’s consideration of their historic campus, outdoor areas new Dominican Center and Arts & Wellness Atrium rooms.

Our Motherhouse Overview

Motherhouse Chapel  

  • Auditorium (beneath Chapel, lobby, restrooms, stage, piano, projection)

Dining Room

  • Main Dining Room and South Dining Room  

College Building

  • Large Parlor (flexible living room seating)
  • Small Parlor (conference table)
  • Spirit Center (quiet conversation, two couches)

Library Building

  • St. Catherine Conference Room
  • Administration Conference Room

Dominican Center

  • Welcoming Lobby (covered entrance, rest rooms, food preparation area, refrigerator)
  • Exterior Courtyard
  • Main Assembly Room (movable partition, hearing loop technology, projector, screen, flexible seating/tables)
  • West Assembly (flat screen TV, flexible seating)  

Arts and Wellness Atrium

  • St. Joseph Conference Room
  • Arts Activity Rooms (one locked closet, two sinks, counters, exterior entrances)
  • Wellness Room (small patio, two exterior doors with shutters)
  • Exercise Room (interior room, two doors)
  • Therapy / Resistance Pool (lift chair, adjustable treadmill, lockers and changing areas)

Outdoor Areas

  • Chapel Courtyard
  • Chapel Lawn
  • West Lawn
  • Community Garden
  • Labyrinth
  • Motherhouse Meadow (under development)
  • Olive Trees  

Hospitality

Snacks, beverages, meals and desserts prepared in our Motherhouse kitchen are available to guests who request food service.  Box lunches, catered meals or special foods can be delivered from outside vendors if approved in advance.

Technology

Internet access, projectors and screens, microphones and other technology are available in certain rooms. Please share your event needs in advance. On site IT support staff is limited.

Contacts

For more information please contact:

Motherhouse Administrator, S. Rose Marie Hennessy
510-933-6334, rosemarie@msjdominicans.org 

Mission Advancement Director, Margaret McCarthy
510-933-6309 mmccarthy@msjdominicans.org

Communications Associate, Teresa Schmidt
510-933-6366, tschmidt@msjdominicans.org