Event Details

Personal Retreat for Mary Art and Prayer

August 27, 2021 1:00 pm
Joan Clair DiStefano, OFS, Presenter

Personal retreat with moderated art and prayer sessions


Mary in Courtyard
Details Price Qty
Per Person: Weekend - August 27-29, 2021show details + $250.00 (USD)  
Per Person: Weekend - August 27-29, 2021show details + $215.00 (USD)  
Per Person: Weekend - August 27-29, 2021show details + $180.00 (USD)  

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About the Event

St. Mary as mother, companion, friend or casual acquaintance? Where does Mary have a place in our life?
This weekend retreat will utilize personal reflection/discussion, composing a personal prayer, and creating from supplied materials a personal rosary or meditation bracelet.

During these uncertain times, We are offering a sliding scale. Choose the cost that best suits your needs. Costs for the weekend:

$250 per person
$215 per person
$180 per person
Meals are included (Friday evening dinner at 7:00 pm and follow by Friday Evening Prayer at 8:00 pm).
Check in start Friday, August 27 between 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm and Departure on Sunday, August 29 at 1:00 pm.

What else do I do on this personal retreat?  Learn more

All bedrooms are non-smoking. Please call Kateri at 925-785-9850 if you prefer making your reservation by phone. Thank you.

About the Presenter(s)

Joan Clair DiStefano, OFS
Presenter Website
Joan Clair

She’ll have creative ideas on display throughout the weekend. You are welcome to use the material provided and create a piece of prayer art at your own pace.

Joan is a former Adjunct Professor  GTU, Berkeley,  Religion and Art, Additional Education   Loyola Marymount Los Angeles, REC  credit, 2020. St. Joseph of Arimethia  Anglican Seminary Berkeley, CA, Summer Seminary, 2018. She has many other Academic accreditations. She’s been a professed Secular Franciscan for many years and is creative in many different art mediums.

Related Experience

Video grant from Viacom, for the making of a video  entitled : We Are Punished Too. Documentary concerning the families of incarcerated inmates.
Book in progress,  Today I Found an Angel,  the Abbey of Gethsemani, and the project to restore their historic stained glass windows.
Along with Joan’s many accomplishments, she owns her on business. Distefano Studio, an award winning full service stained glass and mosaic studio since 1978.

Covid-19 Information

Effective July 23, 2021

Fully Vaccinated Guests
•  Following county recommendations, San Damiano recommends masks indoors
in public areas: gift shop, dining room and in meeting rooms.
• Face coverings are not required outdoors.

Unvaccinated or Partially Vaccinated Guests
• Masks are required for unvaccinated individuals in indoor public settings; gift shop, dining room and in meeting rooms
• Face coverings are required outdoors any time physical distancing cannot be maintained.