Fall 2017
Program Guide

June - 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 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

Weekend Retreat:

A 12-Step Weekend Retreat: A New Freedom and a New Happiness            John McAndrew, MA, MDiv
7:00pm Friday, December 1 to 1:30pm Sunday, December 3

The promises of Recovery are grounded in ever-deepening freedom and help us to find balance and serenity in our relationships, jobs and family. Join other 12 Step members for a weekend to ‘pause’, enjoy fellowship, and allow ourselves to be renewed by the wisdom of our experience. All seekers and 12 Step pilgrims welcome!
Cost: per person/shared $245 ($230 if paid in full by November 10); single room $340 ($325 if paid in full by November 10)
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John McAndrew

Day Retreat:

Advent Day of Prayer: Edith Prendergast, RSC
Rediscover and Celebrate the Gift of the Advent Season
Saturday, December 2, 9:00am to 3:00pm

Be renewed in Spirit as we rediscover the wonders of the Advent Season. Take time to pause and embrace the light, the love and the presence of God with us. We will contemplate, journal, and enter into mindfulness experiences. These prayerful processes are geared to nurture our spiritual journey and enable us share Advent sacred moments. Lunch included.  
Cost: $50 ($45 if paid in full by November 24)   
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Edith Prendergast

Special Event:

Victorian Christmas Tea & Carols 
Sunday, December 3  Tea 2:00pm; Concert 3:00pm  
Victorian Carolers “A Holiday Affaire” will be singing Christmas favorites a cappella in beautiful period costumes to harken us back to a bygone era of pomp & splendor. Get into the spirit at this special holiday event! Cost for Tea & Concert: Adult $25 ($22 if paid before Nov. 17) Children 4-12 $18 ($15 if paid before Nov. 17) Children under 4 free
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Victorian carols

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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