Spring 2017
Program Guide

January to July

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Información sobre cualquier retiro está disponible en español contactando
Marlene Velázquez al 310.377.4867 x234 o por correo electrónico a Email

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Our Mission

The Mary & Joseph Retreat Center’s mission is to provide an environment of serenity, prayer, and natural beauty. Through sponsored programs and hospitality, the retreat center creates opportunities for the personal and spiritual growth of each person who comes to these sacred grounds. These are the retreats and events created by the Center and listed in Our Program Guide. See these events on the following pages Day Retreats, Weekend Retreats, Long Retreats & Special Programs

Our hosted program invites outside groups to hold their own educational, religious, corporate, 12-Step, or other event at our center. For information about our facilities go here ~ Our Center.
For availability, costs and reservations call Sydne Yanko-Jongbloed at (310) 377-4867 x258 or email to Sydne

A Day Retreat:

What’s A Mother To Do?                                           
Anne Hansen, MA                                                   
Saturday, May 20, 9:00am to 3:00pm


We all “mother” in different ways. Some of us give birth or adopt while others act as mothers of many through teaching or caregiving and some of us do all of these over a lifetime. Bring your stories, dreams and hopes for the future to this day specifically for women. By talking, laughing, praying together we will explore what it means to be a woman who mothers.
Cost: $50 ($45 if paid in full by May 12) Lunch included.
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A Weekend Retreat:

Receiving Abundant Grace              
Rev. Jim Clarke, PhD, Director of Evangelization, LA Archdiocese

7:00pm Friday, May 5 to 1:30pm Sunday, May 7 

God’s grace is present everywhere. How do we access this grace and apply it to our life? This retreat promises to re-energize you and invigorate your life as you learn to tap into God’s ever present love.
Cost: per person/shared $245 ($230 if paid in full by April 14);
single room $345 ($330 if paid in full by April 14)
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Fr. Jim Clarke

Labyrinth Bonaventure now open
~ Come and See!

Our 11-circuit Chartes style Labyrinth is located in a lovely, quiet, outdoor setting conducive to meditation and reflection. Walking a Labyrinth can lead to inner stillness; and a means to open ourselves to God’s presence. The path of the Labyrinth is a metaphor for the path of our life and situations confronting us. Instruction sheets are available at the entrance. Labyrinth Team Facilitators are available to lead walks with a reservation. While the Labyrinth is open for all to use, we suggest groups call ahead to the Center to confirm availability. Donations are used for maintenance of the Labyrinth.  

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