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 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: https://sandamianorc.wpengine.com/spiritual-direction/spiritual-direction-team/
Please contact Kateri at firstname.lastname@example.org, text and call at 925-785-9850 for more information with spiritual direction. If you prefer make your reservation by phone, contact Kateri.
About the Presenter(s)Joan Clair DiStefano, OFS
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.