Retreat Staff:

Please join us in welcoming our new Spiritual Development Coordinator

wendy rappe

Wendy Rappe

Contact Wendy at 310.377.4867 x252
or by email.

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. We have several directors available.
For information on spiritual direction contact Wendy by phone or by email.
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 by email.


Extended Retreats & Events

To register contact Marlene at (310) 377-4867 ext 234 or email.

Upcoming Long Retreats

icon workshop
Iconography: A Studio Art Retreat     Annette Lawrence, DMJ
6:00pm Wednesday, June 15 to 1:30pm Wednesday, June 22

Icons are more than pictures, they are windows on the sacred and writing an icon can be a spiritual journey. This workshop takes us from a bare board to a finished Icon; painting with prayer, reflections on Icons and practical instructions. Sr. Annette has offered retreats and spiritual direction since 2001 with an emphasis on praying with art. She has led over 25 workshops in England, Rome, Africa and here in Palos Verdes. Sr. Annette is currently a member of the General Leadership Team of the Congregation of the Daughters of Mary and Joseph.
Call Marlene Velazquez at 310.377.4867 ext. 234 for details and full information on registration and materials needed for this workshop.
Cost: per person/shared $1,115 ($1,065 if paid before May 24) single room $1,290 ($1,240 if paid before May 24)
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5-Day Women’s Retreat: Tender Mercies          Wendy Rappé, MA
6:30 pm Friday, July 8 to 1:30 pm Wednesday, July 13
Facilitators: Sue Ballotti; Sr. Julia Costello, DMJ; Mary DuQuaine, MA; Wendy Rappé, MA and Erica Wall

This is a retreat for women facilitated by women. There will be five core leaders serving this merciful time of rest, growth, prayer, silence, fun, and beauty. Take this sacred pause to realize the tender mercies of God. A heartfelt and deeply spiritual experience ~ what are you waiting for! Wendy is the Spiritual Development Coordinator at MJRC. She holds an MA in Theology from St. John’s School of Theology and has 23 years of experience in parish ministry and teaching undergrad theology.
Cost: per person/shared $565 ($535 if paid before June 17)
single room $660 ($630 if paid before June 17)
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Wendy Rappe
8-Day Silent, Guided Directed Retreat 
The Ever-Deepening Mercy of Christ                                              
6:30pm Sunday, August 7 to 1:30pm Sunday, August 14

Coordinator: Wendy Rappé, MA
Directors: Bryce Deline, SJ; Jeanne Fallon, CSJ; *Teresa Groth, DMJ; Charles Jackson, SJ; Barbra Ostheimer, SND; *David Robinson, SJ; *Eduardo Samaniego, SJ
*Individual direction available in English & Spanish.

Ours is a time of mercy. We live an authentic life when we invoke, accept and celebrate God’s sweet mercy. Jesus Christ is not here to condemn, but to freely give himself to us sinners, by drawing us into a deeper relationship with him. The Ever-deepening Mercy of Christ is our annual 8-Day Guided Directed Retreat, a silent retreat based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. It provides time for spiritual reflection, solitude & prayer, inviting retreatants to be attentive to the inner movements of the Holy Spirit. Prayer focuses on scripture and personal life experience. The schedule includes a Scripture-based conference each morning, individual direction (a daily meeting with a retreat director), celebration of daily Eucharist, optional evening prayer activities and Reconciliation service.
**To register call Wendy Rappé at 310.377.4867 x252**.
Cost: per person/shared $835 ($805 if paid in full before July 18)
single room $925 ($895 if paid in full by July 18)  
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