Spring 2019
Program Guide

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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 Day Retreat:

A New Webcast with Richard Rohr from New Mexico
The Universal Christ: Another Name for Every Thing
Live Webcast with Richard Rohr

Thursday, March 28, 1pm-6pm; Friday, March 29, 7am-5pm;
Saturday, March 30, 7am-7pm; Sunday, March 31, 7am-11:30pm
Join via webcast to explore the central themes of Richard Rohr’s new book and discover the roots of the universal Christ in the rich history of the Christian tradition. Experience Easter in a new way as we consider Holy Week through a larger, cosmic view of Christ, drawing upon theology, practices, conversation, and liturgy. Franciscan Richard Rohr will be joined by historian John Dominic Crossan and public theologian Jacqui Lewis. Mary & Joseph Retreat Center will be live-streaming this webcast from the Center for Action & Contemplation (CAC), in Albuquerque New Mexico. The event is for commuters only. Find out more at the CAC website:
ost: $200 for the full retreat (overnight is not available). Continental breakfast & lunch each day, and Saturday dinner included with registration. Yoga classes on Thursday, Friday and Saturday are included.
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Richard Rohr

Upcoming Special Event:

Art as Prayer ~ An Exhibition of Paintings
by Angelica Sotiriou Rausch

Opening Reception 7 to 9pm on Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Exhibit Tuesday, May 7 through Wednesday, May 15  ~ Call for hours.

We are excited to present an exhibition of paintings by artist Angelica Sotiriou Rausch, recently featured at the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress in their Sacred Space and Exhibit Hall. Inspired by the prayerful, contemplative Byzantine process of iconography, her paintings utilize a multilayered application of paint working from the darkest values and to the lightest values. From Angelica ~ My recent paintings have been a personal journey of uncovering and revealing pathways, windows and portals of light and of spirit. When I face my canvas, I seem to be standing on a precipice. I am a witness to voyeuristic conversations exchanged between my mind, my heart and my artist hand. Each new work has illuminated another section of a path that takes me further into un-charted visceral silence. Creating these works has become a wordless cry to find my way back home again. I am grateful.

Visit Angelica’s website, angelicasotiriou.com, to learn more and see more of her work.  Free ~ donations welcome
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Angelica Sotiriou

Ongoing Monthly Group:

Gratefulness Gatherings with Christine Sanchirico
One Thursday of each month in 2019 ~ 7-8:30 PM
Next meeting is March 28 ~ All newcomers welcome!
Experience, deepen, and share the power of living gratefully. Gratefulness Gatherings are an opportunity to cultivate a space where we can explore grateful living as an orientation to life. These Gatherings take place at the local level, in person, hosted by community members. Learn more at Gratefulness.org ~ a Network for Grateful Living is a global organization offering community-based and online educational programs and practices which inspire and guide a commitment to grateful living, and catalyze the transformative power of personal and societal responsibility.
Our Gratefulness Gatherings will be held on the fourth Thursday of each month in 2019 (except July, November and December when they will be on the third Thursday). Gatherings will be held in Annex 4 Meeting Room
Cost: Free will Donation
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Gratefulness Gathering
For more information or to register for these events contact Marlene at (310) 377-4867 x234 or email Marlene.
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