Mary & Joseph Retreat Center
Rancho Palos Verdes
Rancho Palos Verdes
Come away and rest awhile. . . .
Who We Are
Open to all who enter
Embraced in God’s love
The Mary & Joseph Retreat Center and all who steward it are inspired by a deep commitment of welcome, hospitality, and service to all who are drawn here.
Enter through the gate
Oasis quenches the soul
Resting in God’s grace
The Center is an oasis of tranquility in the midst of 21st century life. The splendor of nature, the beauty of the gardens and the expansiveness of the sky ~ all support each person and their unique spiritual journey of healing, renewal and peace.
With God, with Self, with Other
Filled with compassion
The Center was born of the charism of the Daughters of Mary and Joseph ~ to be instruments of God’s mercy and compassion. The staff, volunteers and board members strive continually to embody this spirit and live the faith from which it arose.
Welcome the Light.
Bathed in gentle presence
Hearts heal, become whole, arise free,
The Center extends an invitation to rest and reflect, to be held and sustained, to be guided by a deeper wisdom. Through each person’s encounter with the sacred, the sacredness of the Center itself is renewed each day.
Join us for some time away from the daily grind ~ step back from the everyday and view your world from a new perspective.
On weekdays and weekends, individuals and groups gather at this “center on the hill” for a brief respite from their personal cares and worldly pursuits. They find a peaceful, inspirational environment, conducive to thoughtful exploration of both spiritual and temporal matters. At our center you will experience eight acres of scenic beauty located on a hilltop in on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
Weekdays and weekends, individuals and groups gather at this “center on the hill” for a brief respite from their personal cares and worldly pursuits. They find a peaceful, inspirational environment, conducive to thoughtful exploration of both spiritual and temporal matters.
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.
Day Programs, Weekend Retreats, Extended Retreats, and Ongoing Programs
At Mary and Joseph Retreat Center we offer a variety of sponsored retreats. These are organized by our Center and we provide presenters. These include themes that are spiritual/religious in nature such as contemplative and scriptural retreats, personal development workshops and retreats, recovery retreats for 12 Step participants and other topics related to faith growth and transformation.