Our Presenters

Carol Quinlivan

Carol Quinlivan, CSJ

Sue Ballotti

Sue Ballotti

Edith Prendergast

Edith Prendergast, RSC

Chantel Zimmerman

Chantel Zimmerman

Jenny Ocequeda

Jenny Ocegueda, MA

Maggie Perrone

Maggie Perrone, RN, MA

 

Herb Kaighan

Herb Kaighan

Laura Gormley

Laura Gormley, SSL

Susie McNary

Susie McNary, PhD

Kathleen Bryant

Kathleen Bryant, RSC

 

Day Retreats

To register for any of these events contact Marlene at (310) 377-4867 ext 234 or email Marlene.
Discovering the Landscape of Your Soul           
Carol Quinlivan, CSJ
Saturday, June 3, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
The language of our soul engages metaphors, imagery, poetry and symbols to create a unique landscape which is ours alone. Giving voice to this wisdom within is possible when we take time to engage the imagination. Opportunities to discover the beauty of your own soul through prayer experiences, journaling, ritual and dreamwork are woven into the day. Come and be renewed, nourished and refreshed by your inner landscape. Lunch included. Cost: $55 ($50 if paid in full by May 26)   
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“Along the Way: A Pilgrim Walk"                               
Sue Ballotti

Saturday, July 8, 7:00am to 1:00pm
Join Mary & Joseph Retreat Center in this re-creation of the Way, the famous Camino Walk in Spain. “Along the Way” is a 4 mile hike through the streets and trails (McBride Trail) of Palos Verdes to the sacred grounds of the Retreat Center. All pilgrims will be blessed, hike to Camino stations for reflections and passport stamps. This is a half day walk adapted to our local countryside, neighborhood and faith traditions. All ages and faiths welcome. Moderate difficulty. Packing guide and instructions with pre–registration. Water stations along the way concluding with lunch. Cost: $20 per person ($15 if paid by June 30) Register by June 30 with a friend and pay $25 for both. Register a family of 4 by June 30 and pay $45 total.
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Poetry to Nuture Spirituality, Stir Imagination & Lift Spirits       
Sr. Edith Prendergast, RSC

Thursday, August 24,  7:00 to 9:00pm
Enjoy a grace-filled evening of poetry, music and conversation to nurture & sustain our journey of faith-our spirituality. Relax in a joy filled atmosphere of laughter, food and festivity. Cost: $20 ($15 if paid in full by August 18)
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Awake & Aware I ~  Chantel Zimmerman
Explore the Intersection of God, Nature & You: 
Spiritual Considerations for Eco-action
     
Sunday, September 10, 1:00 to 4:00pm        
*Part 1 of a 3 Part Series, Exploring issues in our community.

Is God the ultimate environmentalist? If God is eco-friendly, and we are created in God’s image, what does that say about us? Spend an afternoon considering God’s creation in a new light and identify your impact on it. During the day you will enjoy nature, moments of silence, experiential activities, and group discussion. You may wish to bring a journal.
Cost: $10
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Imágenes de Dios with Jenny Ocegueda, MA
Sábado 30 de Septiembre, 9:00am to 4:00pm
Las imágenes de Dios que tenemos afectan mucho cómo vemos la vida y nuestras experiencias. Con las experiencias que tenemos, muchas veces hay que evaluar esas imágenes para ver si necesitamos cambiarlas para que sean más relevantes en nuestras vidas. Ven a profundizar tu relación e imágenes de Dios. Traigan un diario y una biblia para este día. Almuerzo incluido. Costo: $50 ($45 si paga antes del 22 de Septiembre)
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Walking the Path Home: Finding My Way in the Labyrinth
Maggie Perrone, RN, MA
Saturday, October 7,  9:00am to 4:00pm
There are times we find ourselves walking new and different paths in our lives. Some are rocky, some are smooth, but all are ours to travel. I invite you to take a day away to reflect on these paths of our lives using the labyrinth as a contemplative prayer tool. Through two guided walks, journaling, time in reflection, art and poetry we will explore these paths we have walked, past, present and future, difficult and joyful, and in the process exploring how all of them, all the while, have been leading us home, to ourselves. Lunch included.
Cost: $55 ($50 if paid in full by September 29)
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Awake & Aware II ~ Community Panel
Homelessness                      

Sunday, October 15, 1:00 to 4:00pm
*Part 2 of a 3 Part Series, Exploring issues in our community.
The plight of homeless folks is heartbreaking and frustrating. The problem of homelessness is enormous and complicated. If someone stopped you on the street and said "I'm homeless and hungry, can you help me?" would you know what to do? Come for answers & discussion with the agencies and programs currently in place to help homeless folks. Learn what the acronyms mean ~ SBCEH, LAHSA, CES, SPA8 & HHCLA ~ and how CES and Emergency Response Teams come into play.  Cost: $10
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Centering Prayer:  An Introduction and An Experience                
Herb Kaighan

Saturday, October  21, 1:00 to 5:00pm
Are Prayer and Meditation important to you? Do you have a Prayer and Meditation practice? Are you confused about Prayer, Meditation and Contemplation; what they are and how to practice 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: $25 ($20 if paid in full by October 13) 
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Journeying in Grief through the Holidays          
Laura Gormley, SSL                              

Saturday, November 4, 9:00am to 3:00pm
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 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 ($45 if paid in full by October 27)
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A Day Retreat for AA Women:   Susie McNary, PhD
Finding Your Spark: Lighting the Pathway to Joy        

Saturday, November 4, 9:00am to 3:00pm
The path to happiness can be so easily obscured by the slings and arrows of life. Come and join Susie and some of her “most special friends” and partake in a smorgasboard of creativity, spotlights and compass points to guide us as we explore the pathways to joy. Lunch included. Cost: $50 ($45 if paid in full by October 27)
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¿Cómo Enfrentar las Pérdidas de Nuestra Vida?
Jenny Ocegueda, MA
Sábado 11 de Noviembre, 9:00am to 4:00pm
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. Almuerzo incluido.
Costo: $50 ($45 si paga antes del 3 de Noviembre)
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Awake & Aware III ~ Kathleen Bryant, RSC
Human Trafficking      

Saturday, November 11, 9:00am to 4:00pm
*Part 3 of a 3 Part Series, Exploring issues in our community.
This day will offer time for prayerful reflection & education on an invisible issue eating away at our humanity. Pope Francis said, “One of the most troubling of open wounds in the world is the trade in human beings, a modern form of slavery”. He has called on each of us to help eradicate human trafficking by 2020. How do you recognize this wound in your neighborhood? We will recognize how we each contribute to this global reality. We can be healers, simple activists and grow in our spiritual and social consciousness. It takes courage to see and not turn away from the suffering Christ in our world today. We will also look at the resilience emerging in survivors and what we can learn from them about the Paschal Mystery. Lunch included.  
Cost: $45 ($40 if paid in full by November 3)    
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Advent Day of Prayer: Edith Prendergast, RSC
Rediscover and Celebrate the Gift of the Advent Season
Saturday, December 2, 9:00am to 3:00pm

Be renewed in Spirit as we rediscover the wonders of the Advent Season. Take time to pause and embrace the light, the love and the presence of God with us. We will contemplate, journal, and enter into mindfulness experiences. These prayerful processes are geared to nurture our spiritual journey and enable us share Advent sacred moments. Lunch included.  
Cost: $50 ($45 if paid in full by November 24)   
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