Mary & Joseph Retreat Center
5300 Crest Road
Rancho Palos Verdes CA 90275

310-377-4867 x225

www.maryjoseph.org
"Come away to a quiet place and rest awhile" Mark 6:31


Welcome to the Mary & Joseph Retreat Center
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.

Our Mission
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.

At our center...
You will experience eight acres of scenic beauty located on a hilltop in on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. We offer meeting rooms, overnight and dining accommodations.

  • There are 4 different conferences rooms and breakout areas available for your workshops and meetings that accommodate from 20 to 150 guests.
  • We have overnight accommodations for 69 with single or double rooms with private baths.
  • Our kitchen staff is available to serve groups of 15 to 150. We are famous for our delicious and healthful meals elegantly presented in a buffet style. If you have special requests for your group such as a vegan menu, this can be coordinated with our chefs. We are, however, unable to accommodate individual special requests. Our dining room overlooks a beautiful view of our gardens
  • We have a chapel on the grounds that seats up to 100 guests.

Our Sponsored Programs:
Day Programs, Weekend Retreats, Extended Retreats and Ongoing Programs
At Mary and Joseph Retreat Center we offer a variety of sponsored retreats. 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.

Be Our Guests! Bring your own group for a retreat at our center!”
The Hosted Program is for you to bring your own group on retreat. Reserve our facilities and bring your own group here! Come and be our guests! The Center welcomes non-profit groups, churches, faculties, community service organizations, spiritual and personal development programs for day or overnight retreats that are consistent with our mission.
For information, call Sydne Jongbloed at (310) 377-4867 Ext. 258



Our hosted group Day Retreat package includes:
One of our 4 meeting rooms set up to your specifications
Coffee and tea service
(Meals and snacks may be added to any of our day retreats)

Our hosted Group Overnight package includes:
One of our 4 meeting rooms set up to your specifications
Delicious meals served buffet style
Snacks, coffee and tea service
Bedroom accommodations


Private Retreats:
"
Come away and rest a while" (Mk.6:31). One day or a few days of refreshment and renewal reinvigorates us, body, mind and spirit, so we can return to our lives with a new sense of God’s presence to focus and ground us. Individual spiritual direction is available to enhance your private retreat experience. For information on private retreats contact Sydne (310) 377-4867 ext 258 or email to Sydne



We have been hosting: Local, national and international groups come to the retreat center throughout the year. Some of our guests include: Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, United Methodists Board of Ordained Ministry, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Congregation Ner Tamid, Sacred Art of Living Center, Diaconate Programs, Habitat for Humanity, California State University Dominguez Hills, Marriage Encounter, High School Kairos Retreats, Hilton Foundation Board of Directors, Vipassana Support Institute and Little Company of Mary Health Services.


Directions:
T
he Retreat Center overlooks Los Angeles from it's location on top of the Palos Verdes Peninsula at 5300 Crest Road in Rancho Palos Verdes.
From the east or south:
g
o north on the 405 or west on the 91 to the 110 South. Exit the 110 on PCH West. Continue on PCH to Crenshaw Blvd. Make a left turn (south) on to Crenshaw and proceed uphill approx. 2 miles to Crest Rd.

From the North or LAX:
Go south on the 405 Freeway to Crenshaw Blvd and go right (south) on Crenshaw.

When you reach Crest Road at the top of Palos Verdes hill, the new St. John Fisher Church can be seen on the far left corner. Turn left here then right into the third driveway and enter our gate. Parking is to the left and the office is to the right. Welcome to our sacred ground!
**Please note there is a Crest Road within 3 blocks of the Pacific Coast Highway and the Crenshaw intersection, this is NOT the correct Crest Road. We are quite a distance uphill on the top of the Palos Verdes hill.


Retreat Staff
Annette Lenneman, 310-377-4867 Ext. 223 Executive Director

Sydne Jongbloed 310-377-4867 Ext. 258 Conference Coordinator

Marlene Velazquez, 310-377-4867 Ext. 234 Hospitality Coordinator,

Jan Nowinski, 310-377-4867 Ext. 225 Communications Coord.,

Macha Geiser, 310-377-4867 Ext. 227 Food Services Manager


For more information please contact us

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