Mary & Joseph Retreat Center

5300 Crest Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Main Office
(310) 377-4867
(310) 541-1176

Paul W. Craig,
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Director of Business Operations
Christine Sanchirico
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Director of Mission 
Yuko Shimazaki
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Luz Martinez
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Administrative Assistant

Sr. Julia Costello, DMJ 
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Spiritual Director 
Sydne Yanko-Jongbloed  
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Conference Coordinator
Marlene Velazquez  
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Hospitality Coordinator 
Jan Nowinski  
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Communications Coordinator 
Macha Geiser
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Food Services Manager 
Salvador Ayuso  
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Plant Manager
Elena Jaramillo 
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Housekeeping Manager

Information on Mary & Joseph Retreat Center:
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Basic Information

Facility Information

Layout of the Center


Hosted Programs

Spiritual Direction & Private Retreats

Price List 2018-19



Our Staff

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Directions and Map:

The Retreat Center overlooks Los Angeles from it’s location on top of the Palos Verdes Peninsula at 5300 Crest Road in Rancho Palos Verdes.
**Please note there is a Crest Road within 3 blocks of the Pacific Coast Highway and the Crenshaw intersection, this is NOT the correct Crest Road. We are quite a distance uphill on the top of the Palos Verdes hill.
From the east or south:
go north on the 405 or west on the 91 to the 110 South. Exit the 110 on PCH West. Continue on PCH to Crenshaw Blvd. Make a left turn (south) on to Crenshaw and proceed uphill approx. 2 miles to Crest Rd.  
From the North or LAX:
Go south on the 405 Freeway to Crenshaw Blvd and go right (south) on Crenshaw.  When you reach Crest Road at the top of Palos Verdes hill, the new St. John Fisher Church can be seen on the far left corner. Turn left here then right into the third driveway and enter our gate. Parking is to the left and the office is to the right. Welcome to our sacred ground!

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