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

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. Call Marlene Velazquez at 310.377.4867 ext. 234 for details and full information on registration and materials needed for this workshop.
icon workshop
5-Day Women’s Retreat: Tender Mercies      Wendy Rappé, MA
Directors: TBD
6:30pm Friday, July 8 to 1:30pm Wednesday, July 13

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.

Construction of Ancient Greek Mosaics      Georgios Karabalis
9:00am Monday, August 1 to 3:00pm Friday, August 5

During this retreat the participants will learn historical facts about mosaics and the steps required while they create their own mosaic. The workshop will focus on the techniques of the Byzantine era and the Greek Roman technique. The wall mosaics seen in churches and houses in that era were created with a technique called fresco. Materials & tools will be provided and are included in the cost of the retreat. Cost also includes retreat instruction, lodging & meals.

8-Day Silent, Guided Directed Retreat                        Directors: TBD
6:30pm Sunday, August 7 to 1:30pm Sunday, August 14

Our annual 8-Day Guided Directed Retreat, one of the most popular retreats at our Center, is a silent retreat based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. 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 a mid-week Reconciliation service.
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