Fall 2016
Program Guide

June to December

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Mary and Joseph
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. Our hosted program invites outside groups to hold their own educational, religious, corporate,
12-Step, or other events at our center.

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

A Special Event:

An Interfaith Dialogue:
Moderator: Milia Islam-Majeed, MA;
Coord: Wendy Rappé, MA
Sunday, October 2, 2:00 to 4:00pm

An open discussion with a panel of religious leaders who are eager to dispel ignorance and bigotry. This presentation will be an opportunity to get a fuller picture about all God’s sons and daughters. We will all be richer in the cultural understanding of how our diverse faiths are interconnected, different and even alike. Please attend! Free will donation
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A Weekend Retreat:

A Weekend Healing Retreat: “An Open Heart”
Fr. Patrick J. Crowley, SSCC
Friday, October 28 thru Sunday, October 30, 2016

”Man may be merciful to his fellow man, but the Lord's mercy reaches all flesh.” (Sirach 18.11)
This retreat will focus on the words of Pope Francis: “Let ourselves be embraced by the mercy of God; let us trust in his patience which always gives us more time. Let us find the courage to return to his house, to dwell in his loving wounds, letting ourselves be loved by him. We will feel his tenderness and we too will become more capable of mercy, patience, and forgiveness.” Fr. Pat Crowley is a priest of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary with residency at the Sacred Hearts Community House in Hemet, CA. Presently, he is engaged in the Retreat and Healing Ministries.
Cost: per person/shared $240 ($225 if paid in full by October 7); single room $345 ($330 if paid in full by October 7)
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Pat Crowley

A Day Retreat:

A Day’s Journey into the Labyrinth
Maggie Perrone, RN, MA
Saturday, September 17, 9:00am to 4:00pm

Take a day to journey out of our outer lives and into our inner selves using the labyrinth as a contemplative prayer tool. The labyrinth has long been used to journey inward, deepen knowledge and awareness of where we are on our life path. It will be a day of reflection, guided meditation, quiet contemplation and 2 labyrinth walks. Lunch included.
Cost: $55 ($50 if paid in full by September 9)
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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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Our Hosted Program ~ Events You Create

The Hosted Program is for you to bring your own group on retreat. Reserve our facilities and bring your own group here! Come and be our guests! The Center welcomes non-profit groups, churches, faculties, community service organizations, spiritual and personal development programs for day or overnight retreats that are consistent with our mission. Our facilities include meeting rooms arranged to meet your needs, overnight accommodations, delicious meals served buffet style, a friendly & caring staff, serene gardens, chapel and bookstore. See Our Center above for information on what our facility has to offer.

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For availability, costs and reservations call Sydne Yanko-Jongbloed at (310) 377-4867 x258 or email to Sydne

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