Pro Sanctity

Spirituality Center

A Call to Holiness in Daily Life

“Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest awhile.” Mt. 6:31

The Pro Sanctity Retreat Center is located in Fullerton, CA, and is under the care of the Apostolic Oblates.

“Let us revive our vocation as missionaries of holiness!  To this world, so disorientated, we wish to bring a new ideal and make it aware that every heart must strive for a holiness of life. -Bishop Giaquinta

The Pro Sanctity Movement is a Catholic Organization dedicated to promoting the universal call to holiness by seeking to address the needs of the mind with theology, the heart with spirituality, and the hands with ministry.

Our Founder: Servant of God, Bishop Guglielmo Giaquinta

Bishop Giaquinta’s passionate desire to draw all people to the love of God prompted many to follow him in the apostolate of interior life and holiness. He founded the Pro Sanctity Movement in 1947, which now has centers in several different countries. He also founded the Institute of the Apostolic Oblates, the Institute of Apostolic Sodales, and the Social Animators.

Our Life: Secular Institute of the Apostolic Oblates

The Institute of the Apostolic Oblates is an Institute of consecrated life composed of lay women who, by living in the world, strive for the perfection of charity through the profession of the evangelical counsels and devote themselves to the apostolate for spirituality and the spreading of the universal call to holiness. 

Our Mission: Promoting the Universal Call to Holiness

As the Lord Jesus said: You, therefore, be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect (Mt. 5:48), the Pro Sanctity Movement desires to respond to this invitation and make it resonate in every corner of the earth.


Let us be saints together!

“Holy Spirit you who gathered the Church in the Cenacle around our Immaculate Mother and the Apostles, Instill in us the spirit of the Cenacle and help us gather into one family those who want to love you and make you loved. ” -Bishop Giaquinta