Our Presenters

Sr. Mary Mortz, DMJ

Sr. Mary Mortz, DMJ

Fr. Thomas Kelly

Pamela Davidson

Dr. Pamela Davidson, PhD

Fr. Randy Roche

Fr. Randy Roche, SJ

Fr. Stephen Coffey, OSB

Fr. Stephen Coffey,
OSB, Cam

Herb Kaighan

Herb Kaighan,
Spiritual Director

Laura Gormley

Sr. Laura Gormley,
SSL

Jenny Ocegueda

Jenny Ocegueda, MA

Day Retreats

What’s on My Plate?     Sr. Mary Mortz, DMJ
Sunday, August 19, 2 to 4pm
In this workshop, participants will examine all the busy aspects of their life as they decorate a paper plate to show how they live out a 24 hour day. After a presentation, they will decorate another plate to show how God is calling them to live in a 24 hour day. Engaging and hands on, this is a wonderful light hearted way to see “what’s on our plate”! Cost: $20 ($25 after 8/10)
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Poetry to Enrich and Resource the Spiritual Journey
Sr. Edith Prendergast, RSC; Ellie Hidalgo;
John Flaherty & David Lara

Thursday, August 30, 6:30 to 9pm

Come! Enjoy an evening of poetry to lift spirits and resource the Spiritual Journey. The event will be woven with music, wine, cheese and opportunities for reflection and conversation. Returning by popular demand! Cost: $20 ($25 after 8/24)
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The Woman at the Well      Sr. Mary Mortz, DMJ
Saturday, September 15, 9am to 3pm

This quiet day of reflection sets the scene of the story of the Woman at The Well at the time of Jesus. Arrogance, hate, heat, thirst, loneliness, bravery, and fear are but a few of the themes in this powerful encounter between the Messiah and the woman in the desert. Looking at various “actors’ in this story, the woman, Jesus, Jesus’s disciples, the villagers. Which one calls me? Who am I? Who do I feel calls me to take a closer look? How do they feel, how do they think, and how do they change and grow? Bring your Bible. Lunch included. Cost: $50 ($55 after 9/7)
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Healing Presence in the Workplace
Pamela Davidson, PhD & Father Thomas Kelly (USAF Ret.)
Saturday, September 29, 9am to 4pm

The movement and flow of the retreat is to uncover and bring clarity to the destructive experiences in the workplace, finding the courage and strength to invite light, healing & integration. Lunch included. Cost: $50 ($55 after 9/21)
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Ordinary Mysticism: Ignatian Prayer for All
Randy Roche, SJ, Dir. Center for Ignatian Spirituality, LMU
Saturday, October 6, 9am to 3pm

Fr. Randy will offer descriptions of various Ignatian Prayer options, followed by occasions for praying and for sharing reflections about the experiences participants have in prayer. Handouts will be provided. Lunch included. Cost: $50 ($55 after 9/28)
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Praying the Rosary ~ A Catholic Spiritual Practice      
Sr. Mary Mortz, DMJ

Sunday, October 7, 2 to 4pm

This afternoon of reflection is a presentation on the four sets of the Mysteries of the Rosary, the Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious and Luminous.  Using Scripture, we will find ways to pray the Mysteries grounded in Catholic Spiritual practices. Participants are asked to bring their Bible and a rosary. Cost: $20 ($25 after 9/28)
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From Creation to New Creation: A Journey of Transformation     
 Stephen Coffey, OSB, Cam


Saturday, October 13, 9am to 3pm
This day will focus on the path of creation spirituality emphasizing the role of contemplation and compassion on the journey to transformed consciousness. It will feature the mystical writings of Francis of Assisi, Beatrice Bruteau, Meister Eckhart and Thomas Merton. Lunch included. Cost: $50 ($55 after 10/5)
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Centering Prayer: An Introduction and An Experience      
Herb Kaighan

Saturday, October 20, 1 to 5pm

Are Prayer and Meditation important to you? Do you have a Prayer & Meditation practice? Are you confused about Prayer, Meditation & Contemplation; what they are and how to do them? Would you like to learn about them through experience? Centering Prayer combines the best of all these practices of conscious contact with the “Mystery”. Come learn and experience a way of improving your relationship with “God” and fostering your spiritual life. Cost: $20 ($25 after 10/12)
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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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¿Cómo Enfrentar las Pérdidas de Nuestra Vida?
Jenny Ocegueda, MA

Sábado 10 de Noviembre,  9am to 3pm

Pasamos por la vida teniendo diferentes experiencias de pérdida y dolor y a veces no sabemos cómo enfrentar esas situaciones. En este retiro hablaremos de las etapas o dimensiones de una pérdida y qué podemos hacer para darnos el tiempo de cuidado personal. Tendremos tiempo de meditación, reflexión y compartimiento. Jenny ha facilitado muchos retiros, presentaciones y cursos de realización humana y desde 2006 ha sido facilitadora en la Arquidiócesis de Los Ángeles en el Programa de Formación Diaconal. Almuerzo incluido.
Costo: $50 ($55 después del 11/2)
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