Spring 2018
Program Guide

January - July

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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 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:

12-Steps to a Spiritual Awakening                     
Herb Kaighan, Spiritual Director

Saturday, March 24, 1:00 to 5:00pm 

Attendees will be engaged in an experiential process of personal transformation. You will…  1. Identify sources of your suffering and unhappiness. 2. Experience the resources and process for healing. 3. Learn the skills and actions to establish and foster a stable sense of well-being. This 12-Step methodology promises enlightenment for all who embrace and incorporate this way of life.
Cost: $25 ($20 if paid in full by March 16) 
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Herb Kaighan

Weekend Retreat:

Soulful Living                                                                     
Carol Quinlivan, CSJ

7:00pm Friday, April 20 to 1:30pm Sunday, April 22

Discovering the beauty of your own soul gives voice to an inner often forgotten or neglected wisdom. Living a soul-centered life simultaneously grounds and frees us. If we engage in the soul’s language of imagery, metaphors, poetry and symbols we discover the Divine woven intimately into the fabric of our lives. This weekend provides opportunities to access your inner wisdom through prayer experiences, ritual, dreamwork and film. Come be renewed, nourished and energized by the unique beauty and wisdom of your own soul.
Cost: per person/shared $245 ($230 if paid in full by March 30); single room $340 ($325 if paid in full by March 30) 
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Carol Quinlivan

Special Event:

Easter Brunch
Sunday, April 1, 2018  10:00am - 12:30pm

Continue your family tradition or start a new one! Join us for a delicious buffet brunch as we celebrate Easter with family and friends. Reservations required by Tuesday, March 27. Cost: Adult $27; Children 4-12 $14; Children under 4 Free.
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easter brunch

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.  


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