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Sue Ballotti

Sue Ballotti

Pilgrim Hike

Day Retreats

To register for any of these events contact Marlene at (310) 377-4867 ext 234 or email Marlene.
Side by Side, Ritual and the Labyrinth         
Sue Ballotti
Saturday, April 28, 9:00am to 3:00pm

Rituals, new and old, sacred and ordinary, focus us on the now, the immediate and the present. This day features 2 labyrinth walks, rituals for healing, special occasions, and for courage in these uncertain times. Rituals open us to feel centered, walk with clarity and power each day.  Using media, music, art and our own feet, we will experience a day filled with ritual and fun. Dress comfortably and wear your walking shoes. Cost: $50 ($45 if paid in full by April 20) Lunch included.
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Quilt ExhibitThreads of Our Lives: A Quilted Journey    
Wednesday, May 9 ~ Wednesday May 16, 2018
Opening Reception May 9, 7pm with Dr. Thomas Hedberg
Exhibit open daily 9am -10pm

The remarkable quilts in this exhibit are the incredible art of Betsy Caprio Hedberg, a Jungian Therapist, Spiritual Director, a prolific and published spiritual writer. The selection of hand made quilts are loaned to us by her husband Dr. Thomas Hedberg. Not your ordinary quilt show, the quilts on display are paired with Betsy’s original writings on the journey of the soul as told through the language and metaphor of the art of quilt making. The exhibit will begin with an evening reception, May 9, an opportunity to gather with Dr. Thomas Hedberg and the Mary & Joseph Quilters. Light refreshments will be served. As we gather to view the quilts, Dr. Thomas Hedberg will share the insights and wisdom of this incredible woman of faith. Betsy passed away in March 2016, but her grace and her love of using art to explore the spiritual life of the soul continues to inspire and challenge us. This exhibit will be open to view for a full week. Walk through at your own pace or call the Center to request a docent.
Cost: Donation
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“Along the Way: A Pilgrim Walk"                
Sue Ballotti

Day: Saturday, July 7, 7:00am to 1:00pm

Join Mary & Joseph Retreat Center in the second annual re-creation of the famous Camino Walk in Spain ~ a 4.5 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, hike to Camino stations for reflections and passport stamps. If you have ever wanted to try the Camino (as seen in the movie The Way with Martin Sheen) but are unable to spare the time or expense, this walk is for you. Experience some of the highlights of the famous pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, on a half day walk adapted to our own countryside, neighborhood and faith traditions. All ages and faiths welcome. Walk is of moderate difficulty. Packing guide and instructions given with pre–registration. Water stations will be available along the way. Schedule for the Saturday walk: 7am registration, 7:30 begin walk, after the walk Pilgrims gather for a prayer service followed with lunch at noon. Please no dogs, strollers, skateboards or bicycles as parts of the trail are narrow, rocky and rough. Wear walking shoes (closed toe), 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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For those coming from a distance ~ Stay and Walk with us!
Overnight: 6:00pm Friday, July 6 to 1:30pm Saturday, July 7
Phil’s Camino will be shown on Friday evening. Get an early start
without traveling the freeways!
Cost of overnight: Call for pricing and availability to Sydne at
310.377.4867 x258 or Email
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