Our Presenters

Sue Ballotti

Sue Ballotti

Lucia Galante Johnson

Lucia Galante Johnson
MS, FHD

Laura Dieges Wilcox

Laura Dieges Wilcox

Sr. Mary Mortz, DMJ

Sr. Mary Mortz, DMJ

Day Retreats

To register for any of these events contact Marlene at (310) 377-4867 ext 234 or email Marlene.
“Along the Way: A Pilgrim Walk"  with Sue Ballotti
Day: Saturday, July 7, 7:00am to 1:00pm
Join Mary & Joseph Retreat Center in the second annual Pilgrim Walk ~ a 4.8 mile walk along the streets and trails of Palos Verdes. Beginning and ending at the retreat center, the walk highlights the famous Camino Santiago de Compostela in Spain. All ages and faiths welcome. Moderate difficulty. Wear walking shoes, sunscreen, and a smile!
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Cost of day event: $20 per person ($15 if paid by June 29)
Register by June 29 with a friend and pay $25 for both.
Register a family of 4 by June 29 and pay $45 total.
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Spirituality Series, Parts 1-4: 
“Finding God in Everyday Life”

Let the Spirit Move You ~ Faith & Drum Circle     
Lucia Galante Johnson, MS, FHD   

Sunday, July 15, 2 to 4pm

This workshop will explore using drumming to celebrate the goodness of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is alive and vibrant in our daily lives. Using the drum as a voice for praise and gratitude, we as a group will explore how God touches us through loving and living in grace. We learn to unleash our faith and celebrate as we drum together in a circle of unity.
Cost: $20 ($25 after 7/6)
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Strengthening Your Faith Every Second of the Day Through Prayer
Laura Dieges Wilcox

Sunday, July 29, 2 to 4pm

Life hectic? Struggling with faith? Stressed? Come join us in this interactive workshop where you will learn how to pray at all times in your everyday life. Cost: $20 ($25 after 7/20)
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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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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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