“RETREAT FOR MARY ART AND PRAYER”
FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 14 TO SUNDAY LUNCH, MAY 16, 2021
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.
Joan Clair DiStefano, OFS will facilitate an optional workshop during your time on retreat.
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.
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.
*** During these uncertain times, We are offering a sliding scale. Choose the cost that best suits your needs. Costs for the weekend:1. $250 per person – 2. $215 per person – 3. $180 per person. Meals are included (Friday evening dinner at 6:00 pm and follow by Friday Evening Prayer at 7:00 pm).
*** Check in start Friday, May 14 between 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm and Departure on Sunday, May 16 at 1:00 pm.
*** What do you do on a Personal Retreat?
While you are on a private retreat you can create and structure your own personal time. Read, pray, write or sleep. Choose to walk on our many trails or walk the labyrinth. Spend time in nature by sitting in the Canticle Garden.
We live in a world filled with competing demands and have little time for reflection and contemplation. It helps to step aside to rest awhile and to reflect on the deeper meaning of events in our lives.
Spiritual direction is one source you may want to take advantage of while you are here. We have a team of spiritual directors to meet with personal retreatants. They can help you schedule your days, give you ideas for prayer, and help you deepen your experience of God. The cost is $50 per session, and if you request spiritual direction while you here on retreat, please click this link and choose the Spiritual Director: http://sandamiano.org/spiritual-direction/spiritual-direction-team/
Please contact Kateri at email@example.com, text and call at 925-785-9850 for more information with spiritual direction. If you prefer make your reservation by phone, contact Kateri. Thank you!
***“We have been carefully watching this developments of COVID-19 regulations by county, state, and federal entities and trying to anticipate their impact on our retreats. Please keep in mind, when booking, our Onsite Retreats may be postponed or changed to a Zoom Online Retreats due to updated regulations. We will keep you posted if anything may change for your retreat. May God bless you and keep you safe as issues arise during these trying times.”
- May 14, 2021 - May 16, 2021
6:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: San Damiano Retreat