Fall and Winter Listings
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Fall and Winter Listings
Conferences/Conventions

RHODE ISLAND

PLACE: Providence, R.I., Marriott Downtown
DATES: Oct. 6, 2018
DESCRIPTION: Voice of the Faithful’s 2018 Conference will see interested Catholics discussing: healing wounds from clergy sexual abuse; holding dioceses accountable for financial transparency; and developing lay leadership resources. Speakers are: Marie Collins, forceful voice for clergy abuse survivors; Massimo Faggioli, expert on Vatican II’s lay legacy; and Fr. William Clark, who studies lay leadership of small faith communities. VOTF’s Finance Working Group presents findings from second annual diocesan online financial transparency study. Register at: www.votf.org

Retreats

CALIFORNIA

PLACE: Mercy Center, Burlingame, CA
DATES: Fall-Winter 2018
DESCRIPTION: Mercy Center Burlingame is an internationally known conference and retreat center sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, conveniently located near San Francisco, California. We provide a peaceful environment to nourish your spiritual and professional life. This Fall and Winter we’re offering a silent retreat led by acclaimed author Martin Laird, and retreats in our Centering Prayer, East-West Meditation and Guided Autobiography programs. Learn more about our contemplative retreats
and formation programs at: www.mercy-center.org

PLACE: Spiritual Ministry Center, San Diego, CA
DATES: Year round
DESCRIPTION: Religious of Sacred Heart offer year-round directed and private retreat, including the 30-day Spiritual Exercises and self-directed sabbaticals. We are one-and-a-half blocks from the ocean in comfortable townhouses with large private rooms and baths. Contact: Spirituality Ministry Center, 4822 Del Mar Ave., San Diego, CA 92017. Phone: (619)224-9444; fax (619)224-1082; email: spiritmin@rscj.org

PLACE: Mary and Joseph Retreat Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
DATES: Year round
DESCRIPTION: Mary and Joseph Retreat Center, atop the Palos Verdes Peninsula, is a beautiful place where people of faith find spiritual renewal and peace. By sponsoring retreats and events, hosting groups holding their own retreats, and private retreatants, we serve the greater Southern California community and beyond. We invite you to visit and share in the experience. Amenities include overnight guest rooms and dining, gardens, full-size outdoor Labyrinth and chapel. Contact (310)377-4867, www.maryjoseph.org

IOWA

PLACE: Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center, Hiawatha, IA
DATES: Fall/Winter 2018
DESCRIPTION: Prairiewoods is a Franciscan retreat center that focuses on ecology, spirituality and holistic health on 70 acres of woods and prairie near Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Join us for a fall or winter retreat, such as Active Hope: The Work that Reconnects (Sept. 14-16);Songs Like Seeds: Planting Hope Note by Note (Oct. 12-14); Silent Mindfulness Meditation (Nov. 9-11); and In Stillness, We Wait Silent Directed Retreat. Learn more at: www.Prairiewoods.org or (319)395-6700.