During the upcoming weeks of 2015, the Mary and Joseph Retreat Center in Rancho Palos Verdes will offer several day retreats, from a guided “labyrinth adventure” to an exploration of ecumenical and interfaith issues and more.
“Journey Through Grief” will address the struggles faced in the wake of losing a spouse, parent, relative, or close friend. Sister Laura Gormley, S.S.L., will discuss the hopes, fears and expectations that accompany the journey of grief, and explore ways to move forward. The retreat will be held Saturday, Jan. 24, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The cost is $45 ($40 if paid in full by Jan. 16); lunch is included.
“Passion Stirred by the Spirit: A Labyrinth Adventure” challenges participants to ask themselves: When was the last time you felt really alive? Walking the labyrinth is intended to help participants discover, or rediscover “what enlivens you and how the Spirit might be leading you to manifest your passion in the world.” Tammy Ichinotsubo-Ezzi, Ph.D., will present this retreat on Saturday, Feb. 7, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $50 ($45 if paid in full by Jan. 30); includes lunch.
In the two-hour retreat “Catholics and Other Religions…and Pope Francis,” Father Alexei Smith, director of the archdiocesan Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, will discuss the current revival of ecumenical and interfaith issues, where Pope Francis is leading us and how everyone can be involved in this evolution. The retreat will be held Sunday, Feb. 8, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $10.
The retreats will be held on-site at the Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Road in Rancho Palos Verdes. For information or registration, call Irma Manley at (310) 377-4867, ext. 234. To register online, visit: www.maryjoseph.org.