Spring 2018
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January - July

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Información sobre cualquier retiro está disponible en español contactando
Marlene Velázquez al 310.377.4867 x234 o por correo electrónico a Email

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Our Mission

The Mary & Joseph Retreat Center’s mission is to provide an environment of serenity, prayer, and natural beauty. Through sponsored programs and hospitality, the retreat center creates opportunities for the personal and spiritual growth of each person who comes to these sacred grounds. These are the retreats and events created by the Center and listed in Our Program Guide. See these events on the following pages Day Retreats, Weekend Retreats, Long Retreats & Special Programs

Our hosted program invites outside groups to hold their own educational, religious, corporate, 12-Step, or other event at our center. For information about our facilities go here ~ Our Center.
For availability, costs and reservations call Sydne Yanko-Jongbloed at (310) 377-4867 x258 or email to Sydne

Day Retreat:

Journey Through Grief                                    
Sr. Laura Gormley, SSL
Saturday, January 27, 9:00am to 3:00pm

The loss of a beloved spouse, parent, relative, or close friend sends us on a journey of grief. On this journey we struggle with our hopes & fears, our longings & expectations, as we learn to accept our new way of being and moving forward with our individual lives. We will explore ways that may help us along this path. Lunch included.
Cost: $50 ($45 if paid by January 19)
Printable pdf flier with Tear-off
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Weekend Retreat:

Honoring the Seasons of our Life                
Rev. Jim Clarke, PhD, Director of Evangelization, LA Archdiocese
7:00pm Friday, January 19 to 1:30pm Sunday, January 21

To honor the seasons of our life is to give glory to God, the purpose for which we were created.  This is a work of ongoing transformation and a quest for the sacred in our life. How do we do this? What does it mean to honor our life? Bring your questions, your stories and your journal for this exciting adventure. God’s grace is present everywhere. How do we access this grace and apply it to our life? This retreat promises to re-energize you and invigorate your life as you learn to tap into God’s ever present love.
Cost: per person/shared $245 ($230 if paid in full by December 29); single room $340 ($325 if paid in full by December 29) 
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James Clarke

Special Event:

Celebrate Valentine’s Day Early on Fat Tuesday at Mardi Gras
Tuesday, February 13,  5:00pm
Celebrate with your “Love” on the day before Valentine’s Day (Valentine’s Day is on Ash Wednesday this year). Fr. Paolo Garcia will preside at the Mass and Vow Renewal. A festive dinner with your Valentine will follow this service to celebrate your love and Mardi Gras on the night before Lent begins ~ Fat Tuesday! Have a little fun ~ dress for Mardi Gras!
Reservations are required by February 9.
Cost Per Couple: $125 ($115 if paid by February 2)
Printable pdf flier with Tear-off

Mardi Gras

To register for these events contact Marlene at (310) 377-4867 ext 234 or email Marlene.

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Labyrinth Bonaventure now open
~ Come and See!
Our 11-circuit Chartes style Labyrinth is located in a lovely, quiet, outdoor setting conducive to meditation and reflection. Walking a Labyrinth can lead to inner stillness; and a means to open ourselves to God’s presence. The path of the Labyrinth is a metaphor for the path of our life and situations confronting us. Instruction sheets are available at the entrance. Labyrinth Team Facilitators are available to lead walks with a reservation. While the Labyrinth is open for all to use, we suggest groups call ahead to the Center to confirm availability. Donations are used for maintenance of the Labyrinth.  


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