Fall 2016
Program Guide

June to December

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Mary and Joseph
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. Our hosted program invites outside groups to hold their own educational, religious, corporate,
12-Step, or other events at our center.

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

Special Events!

"At the Table" An Elegant Evening of Fine Wines, Wine Education & Food Pairings!

Featuring Ranchita Canyon Vineyard!

Saturday, July 30, 2016 5:00 to 10:00pm
Experience an elegant dining experience with fine wines and education on pairing them to the perfect foods. Join in multiple silent auctions and an opportunity drawing for a beautiful, handmade quilt. Music and dancing to live music will follow dinner
Cost: Before July 1st: $110 per individual; After July 1st: $125 per individual; Buy a table ~ Bring your friends!
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At the Table

A Weekend Retreat

Incarnational Spirituality: A True Holy Union                   
Stephen Coffey, OSB

7:00pm Friday, July 15 thru 1:30pm Sunday, July 17

“By virtue of creation and still more the Incarnation, nothing is profane to those who know how to see” (Teilhard de Chardin). And this seeing, this awareness challenges us each and every day to open ourselves to the Spirit, as did Mary, so that God who became incarnate in Jesus might touch God incarnate in each of us, and in turn, touch God incarnate in every being creating a true holy union in which God is in all. The retreat will include insights from Sacred Scripture, the writings of St. Bonaventure and Teilhard, and contemporary theologians Ilia Delio OSF, Denis Edwards, and Elaine Prevallet. Fr. Steve has served in retreat & spiritual direction ministries in New Mexico, Oregon, Hawaii, and California. He has also served in formation and leadership roles for his monastic community.
Cost: per person/shared $240($225 if paid in full by June 24); single room $335 ($320 if paid in full by June 24)
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steve coffey

...and Something New!

5-Day Women’s Retreat: Tender Mercies          
Coordinator: Wendy Rappé, MA

6:30 pm Friday, July 8 to 1:30 pm Wednesday, July 13
Facilitators: Sue Ballotti; Sr. Julia Costello, DMJ; Mary DuQuaine, MA; Wendy Rappé, MA and Erica Wall

This is a retreat for women facilitated by women. There will be five core leaders serving this merciful time of rest, growth, prayer, silence, fun, and beauty. Take this sacred pause to realize the tender mercies of God. A heartfelt and deeply spiritual experience ~ what are you waiting for! Wendy is the Spiritual Development Coordinator at MJRC. She holds an MA in Theology from St. John’s School of Theology and has 23 years of experience in parish ministry and teaching undergrad theology.
Cost: per person/shared $565 ($535 if paid before June 17)
single room $660 ($630 if paid before June 17)
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womens retreat

More Upcoming Events

Labyrinth Bonaventure now open
~ Come and See!

labyrinth bonaventure

Our Hosted Program ~ Events You Create

The Hosted Program is for you to bring your own group on retreat. Reserve our facilities and bring your own group here! Come and be our guests! The Center welcomes non-profit groups, churches, faculties, community service organizations, spiritual and personal development programs for day or overnight retreats that are consistent with our mission. Our facilities include meeting rooms arranged to meet your needs, overnight accommodations, delicious meals served buffet style, a friendly & caring staff, serene gardens, chapel and bookstore. See Our Center above for information on what our facility has to offer.

Click to view our Cancellation Policy & Tips for Your Retreat

For availability, costs and reservations call Sydne Yanko-Jongbloed at (310) 377-4867 x258 or email to Sydne

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