Fall 2018
Program Guide

July ~ December

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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 our 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

Special Event!

Mass ~ Reception & Dinner ~ Concert & Dessert
Celebrate a summer evening at Mary & Joseph Retreat Center!

Under the Stars

Marc Trudeau

This year’s fundraising evening includes 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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A Day Retreat:

Strengthening Your Faith Every Second of the Day Through Prayer
Laura Dieges Wilcox

Sunday, July 29, 2 to 4pm
Life hectic? Struggling with faith? Stressed? Come join us in this interactive workshop where you will learn how to pray at all times in your everyday life. Cost: $20 ($25 after 7/20)
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Laura Dieges Wilcox

An 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

New Ongoing Program!

Women’s Spiritual Friendship Circle
Beginning Saturday, September 8, 2018 10am - Noon

Confidential and accepting, Spiritual Friendship Circles are a process in which we gather on a regular basis to assist one another in an ongoing awareness of God in all parts of life. Like group spiritual direction, we participate in the group process through prayerful listening and response. We open our own spiritual journey for consideration by others in the group. We commit ourselves to an honest relationship with God. This circle provides an opportunity for women of all ages and walks of life seeking to honestly share their faith journey in a safe and sacred space. The Women’s Spiritual Friendship Circle will meet once a month beginning on Saturday, September 8, 2018, then on the second Saturday of each month through June 2019. A variety of topics will be offered and the group will choose their focus for the following months. Cost: Donation
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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.  


Click to view our Cancellation Policy & Tips for Your Retreat