Fall 2016
Program Guide

June to December

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Mary and Joseph
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. Our hosted program invites outside groups to hold their own educational, religious, corporate,
12-Step, or other events at our center.

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

A Special Event:

An Interfaith Dialogue:
Moderator: Milia Islam-Majeed, MA;
Coord: Wendy Rappé, MA
Sunday, October 2, 2:00 to 4:00pm

An open discussion with a panel of religious leaders who are eager to dispel ignorance and bigotry. This presentation will be an opportunity to get a fuller picture about all God’s sons and daughters. We will all be richer in the cultural understanding of how our diverse faiths are interconnected, different and even alike. Please attend! Free will donation
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interfaith dialogue

A Weekend Retreat:

12-Step (AA) Weekend Retreat for Women
Rocketed Into a Fourth Dimension: Coming Awake in Sobriety
Heather King, MA
7:00pm Friday, November 11 to 1:30pm Sunday, November 13

Don’t drink no matter what - but sobriety is also the window onto adventure, passion and fun. As our friend Father Terry says: “If you’re lucky, you’ll give up all hope of ever being happy in the way you thought you were going to be happy.” Find out why this is GOOD news! Bring your Big Book. Heather King is sober 29 years in AA. She writes, speaks nationwide, and blogs on art, culture and the magic of L.A. Books by Heather include Shirt of Flame, Redeemed, Parched and Stumble.
Cost: per person/shared $240 ($225 if paid in full by October 21); single room $345 ($330 if paid in full by October 21)
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Heather King

A Day Retreat:

Discovering the Landscape of Your Soul
Carol Quinlivan, CSJ
Saturday, October 8, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

The language of our soul engages metaphors, imagery, poetry and symbols to create a unique landscape which is ours alone. Giving voice to this wisdom within is possible when we take time to engage the imagination. Opportunities to discover the beauty of your own soul through prayer experiences, journaling, ritual and dreamwork are woven into the day. Come and be renewed, nourished and refreshed by your inner landscape. Lunch included.
Cost: $55 ($50 if paid in full by September 30)
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Carol Quinlivan

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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.  

labyrinth bonaventure

Our Hosted Program ~ Events You Create

The Hosted Program is for you to bring your own group on retreat. Reserve our facilities and bring your own group here! Come and be our guests! The Center welcomes non-profit groups, churches, faculties, community service organizations, spiritual and personal development programs for day or overnight retreats that are consistent with our mission. Our facilities include meeting rooms arranged to meet your needs, overnight accommodations, delicious meals served buffet style, a friendly & caring staff, serene gardens, chapel and bookstore. See Our Center above for information on what our facility has to offer.

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For availability, costs and reservations call Sydne Yanko-Jongbloed at (310) 377-4867 x258 or email to Sydne


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