Fall 2018
Program Guide

July ~ 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

Our Sponsored Programs:
The Mary & Joseph Retreat Center’s mission is to provide an environment of serenity, prayer, and natural beauty. Through our 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 info about our facilities go here Our Center. For availability, costs and reservations call Sydne Yanko-Jongbloed at (310) 377-4867 x258 or email here.

An Upcoming Weekend Retreat:

To register for any of these events contact Marlene at (310) 377-4867 ext 234 or email Marlene or click the link to register online.
(Relieve Me of) The Bondage of Self     
John McAndrew, MA, MDiv

7:30pm Friday, November 30 to 1:30pm Sunday, December 2

This is a weekend of respite, relaxation and fellowship for couples, singles, and anyone interested in recovery. Join other couples & singles as we celebrate the gifts of 12-Step recovery and consider 'the maintenance of our spiritual condition'. "Relieve me of the bondage of Self!"
Cost: per person/shared $240 ($260 after 11/9)
single $340 ($360 after 11/9)
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John McAndrew

An Upcoming Day Retreat:

Journeying in Grief Through the Holidays      
Laura Gormley, SSL

Saturday, November 3, 9am to 3pm  

Journeying through our grief for the loss of a loved one is a difficult task as we move through the many aspects of all the losses involved in our grief. During this Fall time of year, the thought of facing the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday season can be an extra burden, filling us with dread. We will consider possible ways of preparing for and participating in these occasions while honoring the memory of our absent loved one. We will also reflect on our ongoing everyday experience of grief, its various dimensions and ways that may help us along the path. Lunch included.
Cost: $50 ($55 after 10/26)
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Grief workshop

A New Ongoing Program!

Women’s Spiritual Friendship Circle
Beginning Saturday, September 8, 2018 10am - Noon

Confidential and accepting, Spiritual Friendship Circles are a process in which we gather on a regular basis to assist one another in an ongoing awareness of God in all parts of life. Like group spiritual direction, we participate in the group process through prayerful listening and response. We open our own spiritual journey for consideration by others in the group. We commit ourselves to an honest relationship with God. This circle provides an opportunity for women of all ages and walks of life seeking to honestly share their faith journey in a safe and sacred space. The Women’s Spiritual Friendship Circle will meet once a month beginning on Saturday, September 8, 2018, then on the second Saturday of each month through June 2019. A variety of topics will be offered and the group will choose their focus for the following months. Cost: Donation
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For more information or to register for these events contact Marlene at (310) 377-4867 x234 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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