Spring 2020
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Labyrinth Walks currently available include:
Friday evenings at 7:00pm
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Monday mornings at 9:00pm
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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

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:

Let it Be ~ A 12 Step Retreat for Women   
John McAndrew, MA, MDiv
7:00pm Friday, February 21 to 1:30pm Sunday, February 23, 2020

Join other women in recovery for a weekend of community and spiritual exploration as we consider how we develop emotional- and spiritual- sobriety utilizing the language of the heart. We'll look at how the 12 Steps help us to find balance and foster healthy relationships. Bring your Big Book- and a friend! John McAndrew is a counselor, musician, theologian, teacher, and poet in long-term recovery from the disease of addiction. Formerly Director of Spiritual Care at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, he currently resides in Arroyo Grande, CA, offering spiritual counseling and coaching for individual clients, as well as providing  Spiritual Care for Hospice patients. www.sensiblespirituality.org   
Cost per person/shared $250; single $350; commuter $160
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Day Retreats ~ more here:

A Journey through World Beliefs      
Misty Jesse, PhD, DMin
Director of Evangelization, St. John Fisher Church
Saturday, February 8, 9am to 4pm
In a global world, religious communities do not live in isolation from other religious communities. As seekers we are engaged in forging relationships with a diversity of religious life that permeates our cultural, social and political environment. This retreat provides an introduction to the world's major religions as they are practiced globally and will include the origins, teachings, devotional practices, institutions and cultural expressions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Native American, Judaism, Islam and Christianity. By gaining an understanding of these religions retreat participants will be able to identify similarities and differences of thought and practice helping them to develop skills necessary to engage in respectful and fruitful dialogue with other religions. Dr. Misty Jesse is the Director of Evangelization at St. John Fisher Church in RPV, CA. Cost: $50 Lunch included
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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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Extended Retreat:

5-Day Silent, Directed Retreat: Commune with Yourself and Your God
Spiritual Directors: Sr. Pascazia Kinkuhaire, DMJ; Sue Ballotti;
Fr. Joseph Miller, SVD
6:30 pm Sunday, March 8 to 1:30 pm Friday, March 13, 2020

Come join us on a special Silent Retreat that will give you time to commune with yourself and with your God. In the busyness of daily life, it is essential to find time to listen deeply to our own inner world and to discern God’s voice inviting us to intimacy. This retreat offers a unique, contemplative opportunity to commune with God in the solitude of our hearts. An experienced Spiritual Director will accompany you through these five days as you seek to discover the subtle movement of the Holy Spirit within you. Come deepen your relationship with God which will be enhanced by solitude, nature and a labyrinth walk.
Cost: single room $600; Commuter $425
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5 Day Silent Retreat

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