Spring 2018
Program Guide

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

“Along the Way: A Pilgrim Walk"                
Sue Ballotti

Day: Saturday, July 7, 7:00am to 1:00pm

Join Mary & Joseph Retreat Center in the second annual re-creation of the famous Camino Walk in Spain ~ a 4.5 mile walk through the streets and trails of Palos Verdes to the sacred grounds of the Retreat Center. As
pilgrims, all walkers will be blessed, hike to Camino stations for reflections and passport stamps. If you have ever wanted to try the Camino (as seen in the movie The Way with Martin Sheen) but are unable to spare the time or expense, this walk is for you. Experience some of the highlights of the famous pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, on a half day walk adapted to our own countryside, neighborhood and faith traditions. All ages and faiths welcome. Walk is of moderate difficulty. Packing guide and instructions given with pre–registration. Water stations will be available along the way. Schedule for the Saturday walk: 7am registration, 7:30 begin walk, after the walk Pilgrims gather for a prayer service followed with lunch at noon. Please no dogs, strollers, skateboards or bicycles as parts of the trail are narrow, rocky and rough. Wear walking shoes (closed toe), sunscreen and a smile!
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Cost of day event
$20 per person ($15 if paid by June 29)
Register by June 29 with a friend and pay $25 for both.
Register a family of 4 by June 29 and pay $45 total.
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Extended Retreat ~ Silent

8-Day Silent, Guided Directed Retreat             
Finding God’s Peace in Our Troubled World
6:30 pm Sunday, July 29 to 1:30 pm Sunday, August 5, 2018
Retreat Directors: Jeanne Fallon, CSJ; *Teresa Groth, DMJ; Charles Jackson, SJ; *David Robinson, SJ; *Eduardo Samaniego, SJ
Finding God’s Peace in Our Troubled World is this year’s theme for our annual 8-Day Guided Directed Retreat. This traditional, silent retreat is based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. It provides time for spiritual reflection, solitude & prayer, inviting retreatants to be attentive to the inner movements of the Holy Spirit. Prayer focuses on scripture and personal life experience. The schedule includes a Scripture-based conference each morning, individual direction (a daily meeting with a retreat director), celebration of daily Eucharist, optional evening prayer activities and Reconciliation service. This retreat coordinated by Sue Ballotti, Spiritual Development Coordinator for Mary & Joseph Retreat Center. *Individual direction available in English & Spanish.
Cost: per person/shared $845 ($820 if paid in full by July 11) single room $950 ($925 if paid in full after July 11)  
To register call Marlene at (310) 377-4867 ext 234 or email her at mvelazquez@maryjoseph.org Please see website or Program Guide for Cancellation Policy.
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8 Day Retreat

Special Event ~ Save the Date!

Under the stars

Sunday, August 5, 2018 5:00 to 9:00pm
Mass ~ Reception & Dinner ~ Concert & Dessert
Celebrate a summer evening at Mary & Joseph Retreat Center. This year’s fundraising evening will include Mass, a reception, and dinner. We will continue the evening with a concert in the Lounge by pianist Noel Gould, who won the 2017 Grand Prize at the House of Hope Talent Show. Noel is excited to share with us the musical genius of Beethoven, Scarlatti and Chopin in an intimate setting. After the performance, we will move to the garden patio for dessert under the stars. Please join us to celebrate all of the unique and beautiful venues of Mary & Joseph Retreat Center.
Reservations required by Wednesday, August 1.
Donation per person: $100
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For more information or to register for these events contact Marlene at (310) 377-4867 x234 or email Marlene.

Click here for a list of all future retreats & events

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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