Retreat Staff:


Tammy Ichinotsubo-Ezzi, PhD


Georgios Karabalis


Fr. Michael Courey

Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Direction: From time to time we all feel the need for guidance, compassionate listening or help with discernment. A spiritual director is a companion on the journey who enables you to tune in to your deeper self and recognize the still, small voice of God within. Spiritual direction is available for individuals or couples on an on-going basis, meeting about once a month. A donation of $40 to $60 is suggested for each one-hour session. We have several directors available. For information on spiritual direction contact Tammy at (310) 377-4867 ext 252 or email to Tammy.

Private Retreats:

“Come away… and rest a while” (Mk.6:31). One day or a few days of refreshment and renewal reinvigorates us, body, mind and spirit, so we can return to our lives with a new sense of God’s presence to focus and ground us. Individual spiritual direction is available to enhance your private retreat experience. For information on private retreats contact Sydne (310) 377-4867 ext 258 or email to Sydne.


Extended Retreats & Events

To register for these event contact Tammy at (310) 377-4867 ext 252 or email Tammy

Construction of Ancient Greek Mosaics               
Georgios Karabalis  
9:00 am Monday, June 23 to 4:00 pm Friday, June 27

During this retreat the participants will learn historical facts about the mosaics and the steps required to create a mosaic, according to the procedure that was used for the ancient Greek mosaics and those during the classical and the Byzantine eras. Retreatants will be provided with  tools which are included in the cost of the retreat: cutting tool for the inlays, a pair of forceps, a design on canvas, a maintenance brush and a wooden structure. Cost also includes retreat instruction, lodging & meals. *Additional materials list will provided at registration.
Cost: per person/shared $810 ($760 if paid in full before June 2) single room $935 ($885 if paid in full before June 2). Commuter: $675 (includes meals, but not overnight stay), ($625 if paid before June 2)
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5-Day Silent, Guided Directed Retreat
Our Lives: Stories of Grace Written in the Heart of God
6:30pm Sunday, July 6 to 1:30pm Friday, July 11

Tammy Ichinotsubo-Ezzi, PhD; Lina Ponder, PsyD; *Agustin Lizama of Homeboy Industries & TBD
Bi-lingual direction *Spanish
It is said that “God writes straight with crooked lines”. No one has a perfect life. Yet, every situation we’ve experienced God can use to draw us into God’s heart where we each were sourced, where our stories were written, where we are known.  In this silent, Ignatian-based retreat consisting of daily conferences, spiritual direction and Eucharist, as well as optional evening offerings, we will open ourselves to meeting God in the stories our lives to show us where and how God has been present and active, loving us and holding out to us opportunities for grace.
Cost: per person/shared $525 ($495 if paidJune 13) single room $600 ($570 if paidJune 13)
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8-Day Silent, Guided Directed Retreat
Daring to Dream God’s Dream: Transforming Fear Into Joy
6:30pm Sunday, August 3 to 1:30pm Sunday, August 10

Jack Gonsalves, LIS Associate; Barbra Ostheimer, SND; Bob Stephan, SJ; *Teresa Groth, DMJ;  Charles Jackson, SJ; Tammy Ichinotsubo-Ezzi, PhD; Jeanne Fallon, CSJ; & TBD
Bi-lingual direction *Spanish
Anxiety...worry...fear. In the midst of the apparent reality of so many things in life to worry about and be fearful of, Christ promises us the fullness of joy. How do we make sense of that in the practicality of our everyday life? Our annual silent, Guided Directed Retreat is a time to open ourselves to a personal, intimate encounter with the source of Joy and to welcome the possibility of that encounter with God transforming our fear into joy. Based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, the retreat allows space to be attentive to the inner movements of the Holy Spirit. The schedule includes a conference each morning, individual direction, celebration of daily Eucharist, optional evening events and ample time for prayer and rest.
Cost: per person/shared $755 ($725 if paid in full before July 11)
single room $840 ($810 if paid in full before July 11)
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Introduction to Byzantine Iconography: A Studio Art Retreat
Fr. Michael K. Courey, D.Min.
Sunday, August 17, 3:00pm to Thursday, August 21, 3:00pm
Students will learn to prepare a wood panel, apply canvas, gesso, transfer their drawing, apply gold leaf and learn the Byzantine style and technique of layering colors using modern methods and materials. No previous experience is required - just a love for learning. Fr. Michael is an experienced artist/iconographer and studio art teacher and has worked in this field since 1975. He is pastor of St. Katherine’s Greek Orthodox Church in Redondo Beach. Fr. Michael holds a MDiv from Holy Cross School of Theology and a Bachelor’s in Studio Art. Space limited due to personal instruction. Cost includes retreat instruction, lodging and meals. *Materials list provided upon registration.
Cost: per person/shared $810($760 if paid in full before July 25) single room $935($885 if paid in full before July 25) Commuter Cost (includes meals, but not overnight stay): $675 ($625 if paid before July 25)
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19th Annotation Program
The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius:
A Retreat in Daily Life

ignatius 19th annotation The “Retreat in Daily Life” is given over 10 months. It involves 60-75 minutes of daily prayer, 15-30 minutes of journaling everyday, a weekly 1 hour meeting with an Exercises director, and attendance at a Faith Sharing Conference every 4-5 weeks. All Faith Sharing Conferences will be on Sundays from 2-4 pm. We will begin the journey together with a 1½ day orientation and conclude with a ½ day “Sending Off” retreat. We have directors available in Rancho Palos Verdes, Norwalk, San Gabriel Valley, and Santa Clarita.
Contact Tammy Ichinotsubo-Ezzi at (310) 377-4867, ext 252 or email to Tammy for the application form or download it from Here. Tammy will contact you for a follow-up discernment interview upon receipt of your application.
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