Spring 2014
Program Guide

January - June 2014

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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.

Upcoming Retreats:

A Day’s Journey into the Labyrinth                        
Maggie Perrone, RN, MA

Saturday, September 20, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Take a day to journey out of our outer lives and into our inner selves using the labryrinth as a contemplative prayer tool. The labyrinth has long been used to journey inward, deepen knowledge and awareness of where we are on our life path. It will be a day of reflection, guided meditation, quiet contemplation and 2 labyrinth walks. 
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Making More of the Ritual Moments in Our Life 
Rev. Jim Clarke Ph.D.
Saturday, September 27, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Traditionally rituals have been used for times of transition and change. Ritual practice is a way of honoring our lives and building community through healing and creative expression. This retreat will lead the participants into a clearer understanding and practice of rituals especially in difficult times. With an extensive academic background in the fields of spirituality, adult education, counseling, ritual and depth psychology, Fr Jim Clarke currently serves as Director of Spiritual Formation and Assistant Professor of Spiritual Theology at St. John’s Seminary. His recently published book Creating Rituals: A New way of Healing for Everyday Life serve to enhance his ministry of retreats, workshops, and conferences. Lunch included.
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Our Sponsored Program ~ Events by MJRC

These are the retreats and events created by the Retreat 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 ~ 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.

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


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