Our Presenters

Herb Kaighan

Herb Kaighan,
Spiritual Director

Richard Rohr

Richard Rohr

Lucia Gallante

Lucia Galante Johnson,

Maggie Perrone

Maggie Perrone,

Diane Wood

Diane Wood, MA,

John McAndrew

John McAndrew, MA, MDiv

Pamela Davidson

Pamela Davidson

Thomas Kelly

Fr. Thomas Kelly,
(USAF Ret.)

Sue Ballotti

Sue Ballotti

Day Retreats

12 Steps to Spiritual Awakening      
Herb Kaighan, Spiritual Director

Saturday, March 23, 1 to 5pm

Attendees will engage in an experiential process of personal transformation. You will identify sources of unhappiness & suffering, experience resources and a process for healing, learn the skills and actions to establish and foster a sense of well-being. This 12 Step methodology promises enlightenment for all who embrace and incorporate this way of life. Cost: $20 ($25 after 3/15)
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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 explorethe 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:
Cost: $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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The 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit ~ Drumming and Praise     
Lucia Galante Johnson, MS, FHD        
Saturday, April 6, 9am to 12pm

Using drumming as a form of self-expression and praise, learn how glorious the 7 gifts are and how we can weave them into our daily lives. The Holy Spirit is with us always, providing strength, wisdom, understanding, and love. Join us! (This is an excellent opportunity for Confirmation candidates to meet their retreat requirement.) Cost: $25 ($30 after 3/29)
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Special Event: Friday Labyrinth Workshop & Weekend Facilitator Training

Practicing Presence: Journeying  Inward Through the Labyrinth
Maggie Perrone, RN, MA 
Friday, April 12, 2019  9:00am - 3:00pm
Learn to deepen your sense of living in the present moment using the labyrinth as a tool. Take a day to listen to your inner ear, practice feeling your way through instead of simply reacting to the events of your life. Lunch included. Cost: $50 ($55 after 4/5)
This retreat meets requirements as a Veriditas qualifying workshop for those pursuing facilitator training as a Veriditas Certified Labyrinth Facilitator. Call the office for details.
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Labyrinth Facilitator Training presented by Veriditas
Veriditas Training with Maggie Perrone, RN, MA
Saturday, April 13, and Sunday, April 14, from 9am to 5pm.
The goal of Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator Training is to prepare people to introduce others to the labyrinth in an articulate, professional & effective way. Cost: $600
***This workshop event is offered only through Veriditas. To register for the Veriditas Training go to www.veriditas.org/calendar
Overnight Accommodation packages are being offered at Mary & Joseph for those enrolled in the Veriditas Training.
Friday-Sunday, single room, 2 nights/4 meals $228;
Saturday-Sunday, single room, 1 night/2 meals $119. To reserve room, contact Sydne Yanko-Jongbloed, by Email or call 310.802.6376
Praying with Beads     
Diane Wood, MA, CHC, FDN-P

Saturday, May 4, 9am to 12:30pm

Combine the craft of making fine jewelry with the spiritual exercise of prayer. Participants will create their own prayer bracelet with Swarovski crystals. A beautiful way to practice prayer and a thoughtful Mother’s Day experience or gift. As each bead is added, there will be reflection and sharing. The class size is limited to 12. Price includes materials. Cost: $40 ($45 after 4/26)
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When One Door Closes: A Day of Recollection for People in Transition
John McAndrew, MA, MDiv

Saturday, June 8,  8:30am to 4:00pm

Changing circumstances: loss, death, divorce, sickness, new job, retirement, empty nest, … in ten thousand ways, our losses point us towards spiritual principles of transformation & ever greater freedom. Join other seekers as we consider the spiritual resources at hand for this next phase of our growth & development. The day offers presentations, encouragement, sharing, reflection and prayer. Open to All. Subject to minimum enrollment of 25.  Early enrollment encouraged. Includes lunch.
Cost: $60 (Deadline May 24)
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Conscious Contact: 10th & 11th Step Reflections for People in Recovery  John McAndrew, MA, MDiv
Saturday, June 8, 5:30 to 9pm

This evening of reflection, beginning with a Feast of Gratitude from the culinary artists of the Retreat Center Kitchen, will offer people in recovery an opportunity for fellowship, renewal, and another look at our relationship with the God of our understanding. Bring a friend, sponsee, spouse, or partner and be renewed in your program of spiritual recovery.
Subject to minimum enrollment of 25. Early enrollment encouraged. Includes dinner.Cost: $60 (Deadline May 24)
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Healing Workplace Conflicts      
Pamela Davidson, PhD & Father Thomas Kelly (USAF Ret.) 
Saturday, June 15, 9am to 4pm

The movement & flow of the retreat is finding the courage and strength to invite light, integration and healing into work situations. Dr. Pamela Davidson is a researcher who has developed a workplace training program, “Creating Positive Organizational Climate by Design”. Fr. Thomas Kelly is an Air Force Chaplain (Ret) who has served the military for over 30 years, counseling those with post-traumatic stress syndromes. Lunch included. Cost: $50 ($55 after 6/7)
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Along the Way: A Pilgrim Walk     
Sue Ballotti

Saturday, June 29, 7am to 1pm

Join us for the third annual re-creation of the famous Camino Walk in Spain on a 4.8 mile walk through the streets and trails of Palos Verdes to the sacred grounds of the retreat center. As pilgrims, all walkers will be blessed, walk to stations for reflection and have their passports stamped. Experience some highlights of the famous pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain on a walk adapted to our own countryside, neighborhood and faith traditions. All ages and faiths welcome. Moderate difficulty. Wear walking shoes (closed toe), sunscreen and a smile!
Cost of day event: (picnic lunch included)· $20 per person or
Register a family of 4 for $45.
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*For those coming from a distance, there is an overnight option including supper, a showing of Phil’s Camino and continental breakfast for an early start without traveling the freeways! Call for costs.
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For more information or to register for these events contact Marlene at (310) 377-4867 x234 or email Marlene.
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