Spring 2020
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Labyrinth Bonaventure
Retreats & Events

Labyrinth Walks currently available include:
Friday evenings at 6:00pm
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Monday mornings at 9:30pm
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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

Our Hosted Program:

We invite outside groups to hold their own educational, religious, corporate, 12-Step, or other retreats and events at our center.
For info about our facilities go here Our Center. For availability, costs and reservations call Sydne Yanko-Jongbloed at (310) 377-4867 x258 or email here.

Our Sponsored Programs:

The Mary & Joseph Retreat Center’s mission is to provide an environment of serenity, prayer, and natural beauty. Through our Sponsored Program of retreats and events 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

Weekend Retreat ~ more here:

Silent, Contemplative Retreat: Introduction to A Wisdom Way of Knowing: What the Christian Path Has to Offer 
Heather Ruce, SD, MA, SEP
7:00pm Friday, December 13 to 1:30pm Sunday, December 15

Join us as we explore Wisdom teachings and practices that engage three-centered (body, mind, heart) awareness, bringing about transformation to a truly different mode of perception and quality of being in the world. Heather Ruce is a Wisdom focused spiritual director. She has studied extensively with Cynthia Bourgeault, and works with individuals and groups to awaken the Heart. Check-in and dinner 4-6:30pm.
Cost: per person/shared $250; single $350; Commuter: $150
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Day Retreats ~ more here:

Drawing as a Way to Contemplate Creation                           
Professor Sheila Chambers
Saturday, January 11, 1 to 4pm

Drawing as a contemplative practice is a way to become more intimate with the beauty and uniqueness of creation. It becomes contemplative when everything drops away except your considered regard for one object as you draw it. Even if you have no prior art experience, Sheila will show you how to relax into a step-by-step process of seeing and interpreting the forms of the natural world. For over 25 years, Professor Sheila Chambers has been teaching art & design at Salt Lake Community College, Utah, to a diverse population who learn to draw, design, and paint with traditional and digital art media. Art materials supplied. Bring a natural object to draw such as a vegetable or seashell. Cost: $25 per person
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Sheila Chambers

Special Event:

Valentine’s Day Couples Dinner & Celebration     
Rev. Jim Clarke, PhD, Director of Evangelization, LA Archdiocese
Friday, February 14,  5 to 9pm

Wouldn’t you love to spend an evening with your beloved to rekindle your love, revitalize your romance, and rejoice in the sacrament of your union? Celebrate your love this Valentine’s Day with a dinner by candlelight, the sharing of Eucharist, and a very special renewal of your marriage vows. Please bring a wedding photo and a symbol of your faith.
Reservations are required.  Cost Per Couple: $120
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