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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Time for our
Annual Drawing for a
Beautiful Handmade Quilt from our
Mary & Joseph Quilters!

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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:

Side by Side, Ritual and the Labyrinth         
Sue Ballotti
Saturday, April 28, 9:00am to 3:00pm

Rituals, new and old, sacred and ordinary, focus us on the now, the immediate and the present. This day features 2 labyrinth walks, rituals for healing, special occasions, and for courage in these uncertain times. Rituals open us to feel centered, walk with clarity and power each day.  Using media, music, art and our own feet, we will experience a day filled with ritual and fun. Dress comfortably and wear your walking shoes. Cost: $50 ($45 if paid in full by April 20) Lunch included.
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Special Event:

Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch
Sunday, May 13, 2018  10:00am - 12:30pm

Come together for a delicious champagne brunch with that special woman in your life - Mom! Give your Mom what she wants the most; time with her family and a delicious meal she didn’t have to cook! Reservations required by Tuesday, May 8. Cost: Adult $29, Children 4-12 $15,
Children under 4 free
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Mother's Day
Threads of Our Lives: A Quilted Journey    
Wednesday, May 9 ~ Wednesday May 16, 2018
Opening Reception May 9, 7pm with Dr. Thomas Hedberg
Exhibit open daily 9am -10pm

The remarkable quilts in this exhibit are the incredible art of Betsy Caprio Hedberg, a Jungian Therapist, Spiritual Director, a prolific and published spiritual writer. The selection of hand made quilts are loaned to us by her husband Dr. Thomas Hedberg. Not your ordinary quilt show, the quilts on display are paired with Betsy’s original writings on the journey of the soul as told through the language and metaphor of the art of quilt making. The exhibit will begin with an evening reception, May 9, an opportunity to gather with Dr. Thomas Hedberg and the Mary & Joseph Quilters. Light refreshments will be served. As we gather to view the quilts, Dr. Thomas Hedberg will share the insights and wisdom of this incredible woman of faith. Betsy passed away in March 2016, but her grace and her love of using art to explore the spiritual life of the soul continues to inspire and challenge us. This exhibit will be open to view for a full week. Walk through at your own pace or call the Center to request a docent. Cost: Donation
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Quilt Exhibit
To register for these events contact Marlene at (310) 377-4867 ext 234 or email Marlene.

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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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