Discover Our Sacred Sanctuary

The Saint Raphael Retreat Center is located southwest of downtown Dallas, one block off the busy Interstate 35 in North Oak Cliff.

To access Madison Avenue: Northbound I35E FWY – take Exit 425B 12th St/Beckley Ave, this takes you directly to 12th St.  you should pass one stop light (cross Zang) and turn left on Madison AveSouthbound I35 FWY – take Exit 426, head right on the ramp toward 12th St./Marsalis, drive two blocks, then turn right onto S Madison Ave

We are located in beautiful Oak Cliff, five miles from downtown, ten miles from the Love Field Airport and twenty-seven miles from the DFW International Airport. Bedecked with rolling hills, lush landscapes and an array of significantly historic architecture, Oak Cliff– specifically the northern quadrant– is fast becoming one of Dallas’ most popular destinations for visitors and locals alike. Located directly southwest of downtown, this vibrant neighborhood offers everything from art, culture and entertainment to indie restaurants, eclectic shops and a host of spectacular annual events. Best of all, visitors can easily access North Oak Cliff by hopping on the new Union Station to Oak Cliff Dallas Streetcar or by taking DART’s free D-Link bus from downtown Dallas.

Courtesy: Southern Gateway Public Green Foundation

Courtesy: Southern Gateway Public Green Foundation

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Coming Soon to the Area 2025

The Southern Gate Park is currently under construction by the Dallas Zoo in Oak Cliff, over Interstate 35 between Marsalis and Ewing avenues. Phase One of the $172 million, five-acre deck park is slated to open in late 2023, stretching from Ewing Avenue to Lancaster Avenue. Phase two will lengthen the park southward to Marsalis Avenue. The Dallas Zoo is planning its own 7-acre adjacent park that would ultimately create a sprawling, 12-acre signature attraction for the city of Dallas.

Additional Area Perks

Quick Airport Access

Have people traveling from out of town? Make things easier with quick access to Dallas’ Airports.

Stay Close to the Action

Downtown Dallas is only 5 miles away and Dallas’ Bishop Arts District is only 1 mile from the Retreat Center.