Fall 2017
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June - December

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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:

Centering Prayer:  An Introduction and An Experience                
Herb Kaighan

Saturday, October  21, 1:00 to 5:00pm
Are Prayer and Meditation important to you? Do you have a Prayer and Meditation practice? Are you confused about Prayer, Meditation and Contemplation; what they are and how to practice them? Would you like to learn about them through experience? Centering Prayer combines the best of all these practices of conscious contact with the “Mystery”. Come learn and experience a way of improving your relationship with God and fostering your spiritual life. Cost: $25 ($20 if paid in full by October 13) 
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Weekend Retreat:

Common Spirituality: Henri Nouwen and the Three Movements of the Heart Wil Hernandez, PhD, Obl. OSB
7:00pm Friday, November 10 to 1:30pm Sunday, November 12

What constitutes our common spirituality? For Nouwen, it entails a threefold movement from communion to community to commission, that is, our common union, our common unity, and our common mission ~ an integrated movement he calls “the way of the heart.” This retreat focuses on the essence and practical outworking of our spiritual life with God.
Cost: per person/shared $245 ($230 if paid in full by October 20);
single room $340 ($325 if paid in full by October 20)
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Special Event:

Victorian Christmas Tea & Carols 
Sunday, December 3  Tea 2:00pm; Concert 3:00pm  
Victorian Carolers “A Holiday Affaire” will be singing Christmas favorites a cappella in beautiful period costumes to harken us back to a bygone era of pomp & splendor. Get into the spirit at this special holiday event! Cost for Tea & Concert: Adult $25 ($22 if paid before Nov. 17) Children 4-12 $18 ($15 if paid before Nov. 17) Children under 4 free
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Victorian carols

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

labyrinth bonaventure

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