Spring 2015
Program Guide

January to July

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program guide

More Upcoming Events


Spirituality Seminars
for Health Care Professionals

There will be five different topics offered two times per month starting on Thursday, January 8 and 22 and concluding with an overnight retreat June 16-18, 2015.

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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.

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

Upcoming Retreats:

Journey Through Grief                                 
Sr. Laura Gormley, SSL
Saturday, January 24, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm

The loss of a beloved spouse, parent or relative, or close friend sends us on a journey of grief. On this journey we struggle with our hopes and fears, our longings and expectations, as we learn to accept our new way of being and move forward with our individual lives. We will explore ways that may help us along this path. Lunch included.
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Passion Stirred by the Spirit: A Labyrinth Adventure 
Tammy Ichinotsubo-Ezzi, PhD
Saturday, February 7, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

“The glory of God is the human person fully alive...the life of the human person is the vision of God.”     ~ St. Irenaeus
When was the last time you felt really alive and truly you?  Are you living life passionately, fully present, as an expression of the Spirit of God moving and flowing in and through you? Walk the Labyrinth with us and discover, or rediscover, what enlivens you and how the Spirit might be leading you to manifest your passion in the world. Used at one time in medieval cathedrals as a symbolic pilgrimage to the Holy Land, the Labyrinth continues to serve as a means of pilgrimage, but now, to a place of interior openness to be able to encounter God directly. In this encounter, we can know God more intimately, know ourselves more fully, and know our passion as the Spirit’s movement within us more clearly. Includes lunch.
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Couples Weekend Retreat

CPR (Create, Play, Rest) for the Couple 
Jeff & Donna Fromm
7:00 pm Friday, February 13, to 1:30 pm Sunday, February 15

CPR (Create, Play, Rest)  for the Couple is an opportunity for you as a couple to press the “pause” button on the fast track of life and intentionally spend quality time for self and couple care. The retreat offers the space to be with your spouse in a playful, mindful, and nurturing environment. This weekend will include a renewal of your marriage vows and a candlelit dinner with your beloved to rekindle your love, revitalize your romance & rejoice in the sacrament of your union.
Cost: per couple $500 ($470 if paid in full by January 24)
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Valentine’s Day Couples Celebration
Deacon Jeff & Donna Fromm
Saturday, February 14, 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Come spend the afternoon and evening of Valentine's Day with your beloved. Come take a deep breath, live in the moment, and discover something new in your relationship. The evening will include a renewal of your marriage vows and a candlelit dinner to rekindle your love, revitalize your romance, & rejoice in the sacrament of your union. 
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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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