Spring 2014
Program Guide

July - December 2014

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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.

Upcoming Retreats:

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

Meditando en el Momento Presente para Encontrar la Paz
Padre Esteban Corder, SJ
Sábado, Octubre 18  de 9:00 am a 4:00 pm

En este retiro tranquilo de un dia habra oportunidad de aprender el metodo de meditar en el momento presente. Ofreceremos meditaciones guiadas, Misa en la capilla, tiempo para reflexion personal, la experiencia de meditar con el laberinto, y un metodo de meditar en la vida diaria. Incluye una comida sabrosa al mediodia. Favor de traer una Biblia y papel para tomar apuntes. Bienvenidos!
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Centering Prayer:  An Introduction and An Experience  
Herb Kaighan
Saturday, November 1  1:00pm to 5:00pm

Is Prayer and Meditation important to you? Do you have a Prayer and Meditation practice? Are you confused about Prayer, Meditation & Contemplation; what they are and how to do 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 this way of improving your relationship with God and fostering your spiritual life.
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Advent Day of Prayer                                  Edith Prendergast, RSC
Advent: The Pause that Refreshes  
Saturday, December 6  9:30am to 3:30pm

Come! Step back from the rush and enter the ADVENT journey. Ponder the treasure of God’s coming in history,
in mystery and in the stuff of life. Stay in tune with your longings, your hopes and your fears. Savor the opportunity
to think, to reflect, to be silent and to contemplate. Lunch included.
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Edith Prendergast

Photo Album: “... At the Table” July 26, 2014

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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