Who We Are

Casa San Pedro is an independent living retirement facility with six apartments built and maintained by the Diocese of St. Augustine. The facility is primarily for retired priests of the diocese, but is also available to other priests and religious who desire a beautiful, quiet environment for either a short or extended period of time.


Casa San Pedro is located on the grounds of Marywood Retreat Center. The center is approximately 30 minutes south of Jacksonville and 30 miles NW of St. Augustine. There are shopping centers within 2.5 miles of Marywood that provide restaurants, specialty shops, pharmacies, post office and gas stations. The heavily wooded property provides many opportunities for reflective walking or quiet meditation in the great outdoors. There are docks that extend out over the St. John’s River which offer another milieu for enjoying nature.

Living Quarters

Each completely furnished apartment contains kitchen with full size appliances, study or library, large bedroom with a walk in closet, bathroom with a shower, dining and living rooms, washer and dryer, and a separate private garage with covered walkways leading to the apartments. All utilities are provided except telephone service. Wireless internet is now available. There is a private chapel for the residents to celebrate Eucharist as well as the main chapel at Marywood.


Residents are responsible for providing their own breakfast and supper with lunch served in the commons dining room for all residents from Monday through Friday. Arrangements for additional meals for the weekend can be made with the Marywood Retreat Center provided that there are groups in attendance. Residents are also responsible for their own personal items, laundry and the cleaning of their apartments. All of the programs offered at the Marywood Retreat Center are also available to the residents.

Michael Achorn, CS, CHS, ext. 11
365 Marywood Drive
St. Johns, FL 32259
(904) 287-2525