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:

Dinner, A Movie & Presentation: Four Simple Steps to Forgiveness     
Erin R. Dooley, Writer/Producer
Friday, February 23, 6:30pm
Dinner followed by Presentation & Movie   

Retreatants will learn the “Four Simple Steps to Forgiveness” from the filmmaker who walked 550 miles across Spain to learn to forgive. Watch Erin R. Dooley find “A Way to Forgiveness” on the Camino de Santiago. Anyone who has ever been hurt – or has hurt someone – will benefit. Erin R. Dooley is an award-winning filmmaker and speaker. She tours with her documentary “A Way to Forgiveness” speaking on how to forgive. Evening begins with simple Lenten fish dinner.
Cost:$35 ($30 if paid in full by February 16) 
Printable pdf flier with Tear-off
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Weekend Retreat:

Women In Recovery Weekend Retreat:  The ABC’s of Recovery          
John McAndrew, MA, MDiv
7:00pm Friday, February 23 to 1:30pm Sunday, February 25

Here’s an opportunity to get ‘back to basics’! Join other women in recovery for a celebration of the ABCs of Recovery as we consider again how we are grounded in the spiritual paradox of surrender. Bring your Big Book- and a friend! John McAndrew is a counselor, poet, retreat facilitator and musician in long-term recovery from the disease of addiction.
Cost: per person/shared $245 ($230 if paid in full by February 2); single room $340 ($325 if paid in full by February 2) 
Printable pdf flier with Tear-off
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John McAndrew

Special Event:

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner & Celebration
Sunday, March 11, 4:30 to 9:30pm
Begin the evening with Mass followed by appetizers in the lounge with our favorite Irish dancers, Lyons Academy of Irish Dance. Enjoy our traditional Irish fare: Corned Beef & Cabbage, Potatoes, Soda Bread and other Irish favorites and a wee bit of Irish Coffee too with traditional Irish music for your listening pleasure. Sponsored by the Mary and Joseph League.
Reservations required by Tuesday, March 6
Cost: $55 ($50 if paid in full by Friday, March 2)
Printable pdf flier with Tear-off
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St. Patrick's Day

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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