Upcoming Events

Saturday
Jul 02

First Saturday Mass

11:00am - 12:00pm
Rev. Michael Mahoney, OFMCap, Pastor of Our Lady of Angels Parish, will celebrate Mass for all those interred in our Catholic Cemeteries. All are welcome to join us in prayer.
Website: https://holycrosscemeteries.com
Address
All Saints Mausoleum Chapel
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
1500 Mission Road
Colma
California 94014
Contact
Monica Williams
[email protected]
(650) 756-2060
Tuesday
Jul 05

No events today

Saturday
Jul 09

Excell Network Scholarship Breakfast

8:00am
Cost: $20.00
At Excell Network monthly breakfasts  you will meet  Excell Network team leaders as well as justice-involved students currently receiving a scholarship.


Through these breakfast events we will be connecting community members to "go under the hood" of what it means to support those trying to reenter society after incarceration. 



WHO CAN ATTEND

Excell Network monthly breakfasts are open to anyone who wants to support scholarships for justice-involved students, get to know their stories, and build community.

HOW TO ATTEND

Attendees need to purchase a ticket prior to attending a breakfast meeting. A notice with details about each breakfast will be e-mailed after purchase.

All proceeds will go to support Excell Network Scholarships.

Doors open at 7:45 am. A breakfast box along with coffee, tea, or juice will be served.
Website: https://www.excellnetwork.org/breakfast
Address
St. Agnes Jesuit Parish
1025 Masonic Ave.
San Francisco
CA 94117
Contact
Julio Escobar
[email protected]
415-614-5572
Sunday
Jul 10

Remembering What You Never Knew: Discovering Your Ancestral Legacies

6:00pm (07/10) - 1:00pm (07/15)
Cost: 1000
For you to be born today from 12 previous generations, you needed 4,094 ancestors over the last 400 years. Think for a moment – How many struggles? How many battles? How many difficulties? How much sadness? How much happiness? How many love stories? How many expressions of hope for the future? – did your ancestors undergo for you to exist in this present moment?

Like the double helix of DNA, history, and genealogy gives us our genetic, sociological, psychological, and spiritual identities. Lived experiences (genealogy) and the reflection on those experiences (history) shape a double helix.

This workshop uses the genogram to connect the stories between these spiral ladders. An annotated family tree, the genogram reveals physical, emotional, spiritual, and vocational hereditary patterns. These patterns form relationships and identify how family history is connected to the larger historical narrative.

“History belongs to the intercessors – those who believe and pray the future into being.” Walter Wink. Intercessory prayer can heal the past so the future can flourish. Using the genogram as a discernment tool shows us what and how to pray.

In preparation for this workshop, identifying at least three generations of your family members, ancestors, or descendants, will be beneficial.
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-1/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Spiritual Conversations with Children

6:00pm (07/10) - 1:00pm (07/15)
Cost: 1000
Participants will explore what it looks like to host spiritual conversations with children. We will wade into the waters of children’s spirituality and their unique ways of connecting with the Holy. We will consider the various dimensions of the person and how that impacts the spiritual lives of children. We will engage in intentional child-like spiritual practices that are natural to children and explore spiritual listening skills that meet children where they are in their own life with God.
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-1/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Levanté 1 Video Retreat

6:00pm (07/10) - 1:00pm (07/15)
Cost: 1000
Levanté 1, the first of Michael Fish’s fascinating new retreat series, is designed to help us recognize the opportunities for personal growth that are often hidden within everyday experiences. With each video session, he provides a springboard inviting fresh perspectives on life’s challenges and rewards.

Born of Michael’s experiences during his arduous and eventful fifth Camino across Spain, Levanté 1 focuses on how simple everyday events hold valuable lessons for living life in the “now.” Each session, each day, offers a separate, distinct experience that can reveal simple, easily overlooked opportunities for us to live more fully in the present and in the presence of the Divine. Amazing and unpredictable, the Levanté journey provided a wealth of wonderful opportunities to see what God can teach us about each and every life experience. Michael uses his remarkable gift of storytelling and metaphor to show us how these experiences can hold the key to opening our hearts to a wider view of our relationship with ourselves, our families and the world around us.
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-1/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Spirituality and Social Justice

6:00pm (07/10) - 1:00pm (07/15)
Cost: 1000
In this workshop we will explore the deep connections between spiritual life and action “out” in the world. We will interrogate the idea of a gap between “inside” and “outside,” explore ways to ground our activism in love and faith, and discern our personal paths toward work for social justice.
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-1/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Exploring Your Visual Voice With Abstract Art

6:00pm (07/10) - 1:00pm (07/15)
Cost: 1000
In this workshop we will explore the elements of design: lines, shapes, colors and composition as an exercise in discovering how God speaks to us through creativity. We will move from what we think we know…to chaos…back to order. The emphasis is on the process, not the end product, but you may surprise yourself with a masterpiece! No experience is necessary.
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-1/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Summer at the Center (2 weeks)

6:00pm (07/10) - 1:00pm (07/22)
Cost: 2250
In celebration of Mercy Center Burlingame’s 40th Anniversary, we present to you Summer At The Center!

1-2 weeklong retreats filled with spiritual enrichment for ministry professionals and those interested in personal development and spiritual formation. Join us in an environment rich with the wisdom of spiritual traditions.

People of all faith traditions who seek to deepen their experience of spirituality in their own personal life and/or ministry are invited to attend.

This retreat will provide the opportunity to enter deeply into reflection through daily workshops, rest, and self-discovery.

Beginners and experienced spiritual seekers are welcome.

WEEK ONE - JULY 10-15 TOPICS ON SPIRITUAL DIRECTION

- Keynote Address: Janet Ruffing, RSM
- Remembering What You Never Knew: Discovering Your Ancestral Legacies – Rev. Dr. Paula Owens Parker
- Spiritual Conversations with Children – Lacy Finn Borgo, DMin
- Spirituality and Social Justice – Rabbi Amy Eilberg
- Exploring Your Visual Voice With Abstract Art – Jen Norton
- Levanté 1 Video Retreat – Michael Fish, OSB Cam
- Taize Prayer

WEEK TWO - JULY 17-22 TOPICS ON SPIRITUAL PRACTICE

- Keynote Address: Ana Maria Pineda, RSM
- Christ of the Forest: Spiritual Practice for Earth Connection – Mary Frohlich, RSCJ
- The Art of Sacred Words: Writing as Spiritual Practice – Debie Thomas
- The Spirituality of Dignity – Jon Metz, PhD
- Levanté 1 Video Retreat – Michael Fish, OSB Cam
- Guest Presentation: Western and Eastern Spirituality: The Book of Job and Ten Ox Herding Pictures - Gabrielle Lou, Psy.D
- Guest Presentation: Haunted by God: The Life of Dorothy Day – Lisa Wagner-Carollo
- Taize Prayer

** You have the option to attend one or both weeks. We will send an email request out once you're registered, so we can finalize your workshop choices. **
Website: https://eventsframe.com/e/mhf2wnpCw/summer-at-the-center/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]
Monday
Jul 11

Remembering What You Never Knew: Discovering Your Ancestral Legacies

6:00pm (07/10) - 1:00pm (07/15)
Cost: 1000
For you to be born today from 12 previous generations, you needed 4,094 ancestors over the last 400 years. Think for a moment – How many struggles? How many battles? How many difficulties? How much sadness? How much happiness? How many love stories? How many expressions of hope for the future? – did your ancestors undergo for you to exist in this present moment?

Like the double helix of DNA, history, and genealogy gives us our genetic, sociological, psychological, and spiritual identities. Lived experiences (genealogy) and the reflection on those experiences (history) shape a double helix.

This workshop uses the genogram to connect the stories between these spiral ladders. An annotated family tree, the genogram reveals physical, emotional, spiritual, and vocational hereditary patterns. These patterns form relationships and identify how family history is connected to the larger historical narrative.

“History belongs to the intercessors – those who believe and pray the future into being.” Walter Wink. Intercessory prayer can heal the past so the future can flourish. Using the genogram as a discernment tool shows us what and how to pray.

In preparation for this workshop, identifying at least three generations of your family members, ancestors, or descendants, will be beneficial.
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-1/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Spiritual Conversations with Children

6:00pm (07/10) - 1:00pm (07/15)
Cost: 1000
Participants will explore what it looks like to host spiritual conversations with children. We will wade into the waters of children’s spirituality and their unique ways of connecting with the Holy. We will consider the various dimensions of the person and how that impacts the spiritual lives of children. We will engage in intentional child-like spiritual practices that are natural to children and explore spiritual listening skills that meet children where they are in their own life with God.
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-1/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Levanté 1 Video Retreat

6:00pm (07/10) - 1:00pm (07/15)
Cost: 1000
Levanté 1, the first of Michael Fish’s fascinating new retreat series, is designed to help us recognize the opportunities for personal growth that are often hidden within everyday experiences. With each video session, he provides a springboard inviting fresh perspectives on life’s challenges and rewards.

Born of Michael’s experiences during his arduous and eventful fifth Camino across Spain, Levanté 1 focuses on how simple everyday events hold valuable lessons for living life in the “now.” Each session, each day, offers a separate, distinct experience that can reveal simple, easily overlooked opportunities for us to live more fully in the present and in the presence of the Divine. Amazing and unpredictable, the Levanté journey provided a wealth of wonderful opportunities to see what God can teach us about each and every life experience. Michael uses his remarkable gift of storytelling and metaphor to show us how these experiences can hold the key to opening our hearts to a wider view of our relationship with ourselves, our families and the world around us.
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-1/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Spirituality and Social Justice

6:00pm (07/10) - 1:00pm (07/15)
Cost: 1000
In this workshop we will explore the deep connections between spiritual life and action “out” in the world. We will interrogate the idea of a gap between “inside” and “outside,” explore ways to ground our activism in love and faith, and discern our personal paths toward work for social justice.
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-1/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Exploring Your Visual Voice With Abstract Art

6:00pm (07/10) - 1:00pm (07/15)
Cost: 1000
In this workshop we will explore the elements of design: lines, shapes, colors and composition as an exercise in discovering how God speaks to us through creativity. We will move from what we think we know…to chaos…back to order. The emphasis is on the process, not the end product, but you may surprise yourself with a masterpiece! No experience is necessary.
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-1/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Summer at the Center (2 weeks)

6:00pm (07/10) - 1:00pm (07/22)
Cost: 2250
In celebration of Mercy Center Burlingame’s 40th Anniversary, we present to you Summer At The Center!

1-2 weeklong retreats filled with spiritual enrichment for ministry professionals and those interested in personal development and spiritual formation. Join us in an environment rich with the wisdom of spiritual traditions.

People of all faith traditions who seek to deepen their experience of spirituality in their own personal life and/or ministry are invited to attend.

This retreat will provide the opportunity to enter deeply into reflection through daily workshops, rest, and self-discovery.

Beginners and experienced spiritual seekers are welcome.

WEEK ONE - JULY 10-15 TOPICS ON SPIRITUAL DIRECTION

- Keynote Address: Janet Ruffing, RSM
- Remembering What You Never Knew: Discovering Your Ancestral Legacies – Rev. Dr. Paula Owens Parker
- Spiritual Conversations with Children – Lacy Finn Borgo, DMin
- Spirituality and Social Justice – Rabbi Amy Eilberg
- Exploring Your Visual Voice With Abstract Art – Jen Norton
- Levanté 1 Video Retreat – Michael Fish, OSB Cam
- Taize Prayer

WEEK TWO - JULY 17-22 TOPICS ON SPIRITUAL PRACTICE

- Keynote Address: Ana Maria Pineda, RSM
- Christ of the Forest: Spiritual Practice for Earth Connection – Mary Frohlich, RSCJ
- The Art of Sacred Words: Writing as Spiritual Practice – Debie Thomas
- The Spirituality of Dignity – Jon Metz, PhD
- Levanté 1 Video Retreat – Michael Fish, OSB Cam
- Guest Presentation: Western and Eastern Spirituality: The Book of Job and Ten Ox Herding Pictures - Gabrielle Lou, Psy.D
- Guest Presentation: Haunted by God: The Life of Dorothy Day – Lisa Wagner-Carollo
- Taize Prayer

** You have the option to attend one or both weeks. We will send an email request out once you're registered, so we can finalize your workshop choices. **
Website: https://eventsframe.com/e/mhf2wnpCw/summer-at-the-center/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]
Tuesday
Jul 12

Remembering What You Never Knew: Discovering Your Ancestral Legacies

6:00pm (07/10) - 1:00pm (07/15)
Cost: 1000
For you to be born today from 12 previous generations, you needed 4,094 ancestors over the last 400 years. Think for a moment – How many struggles? How many battles? How many difficulties? How much sadness? How much happiness? How many love stories? How many expressions of hope for the future? – did your ancestors undergo for you to exist in this present moment?

Like the double helix of DNA, history, and genealogy gives us our genetic, sociological, psychological, and spiritual identities. Lived experiences (genealogy) and the reflection on those experiences (history) shape a double helix.

This workshop uses the genogram to connect the stories between these spiral ladders. An annotated family tree, the genogram reveals physical, emotional, spiritual, and vocational hereditary patterns. These patterns form relationships and identify how family history is connected to the larger historical narrative.

“History belongs to the intercessors – those who believe and pray the future into being.” Walter Wink. Intercessory prayer can heal the past so the future can flourish. Using the genogram as a discernment tool shows us what and how to pray.

In preparation for this workshop, identifying at least three generations of your family members, ancestors, or descendants, will be beneficial.
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-1/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Spiritual Conversations with Children

6:00pm (07/10) - 1:00pm (07/15)
Cost: 1000
Participants will explore what it looks like to host spiritual conversations with children. We will wade into the waters of children’s spirituality and their unique ways of connecting with the Holy. We will consider the various dimensions of the person and how that impacts the spiritual lives of children. We will engage in intentional child-like spiritual practices that are natural to children and explore spiritual listening skills that meet children where they are in their own life with God.
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-1/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Levanté 1 Video Retreat

6:00pm (07/10) - 1:00pm (07/15)
Cost: 1000
Levanté 1, the first of Michael Fish’s fascinating new retreat series, is designed to help us recognize the opportunities for personal growth that are often hidden within everyday experiences. With each video session, he provides a springboard inviting fresh perspectives on life’s challenges and rewards.

Born of Michael’s experiences during his arduous and eventful fifth Camino across Spain, Levanté 1 focuses on how simple everyday events hold valuable lessons for living life in the “now.” Each session, each day, offers a separate, distinct experience that can reveal simple, easily overlooked opportunities for us to live more fully in the present and in the presence of the Divine. Amazing and unpredictable, the Levanté journey provided a wealth of wonderful opportunities to see what God can teach us about each and every life experience. Michael uses his remarkable gift of storytelling and metaphor to show us how these experiences can hold the key to opening our hearts to a wider view of our relationship with ourselves, our families and the world around us.
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-1/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Spirituality and Social Justice

6:00pm (07/10) - 1:00pm (07/15)
Cost: 1000
In this workshop we will explore the deep connections between spiritual life and action “out” in the world. We will interrogate the idea of a gap between “inside” and “outside,” explore ways to ground our activism in love and faith, and discern our personal paths toward work for social justice.
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-1/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Exploring Your Visual Voice With Abstract Art

6:00pm (07/10) - 1:00pm (07/15)
Cost: 1000
In this workshop we will explore the elements of design: lines, shapes, colors and composition as an exercise in discovering how God speaks to us through creativity. We will move from what we think we know…to chaos…back to order. The emphasis is on the process, not the end product, but you may surprise yourself with a masterpiece! No experience is necessary.
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-1/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Summer at the Center (2 weeks)

6:00pm (07/10) - 1:00pm (07/22)
Cost: 2250
In celebration of Mercy Center Burlingame’s 40th Anniversary, we present to you Summer At The Center!

1-2 weeklong retreats filled with spiritual enrichment for ministry professionals and those interested in personal development and spiritual formation. Join us in an environment rich with the wisdom of spiritual traditions.

People of all faith traditions who seek to deepen their experience of spirituality in their own personal life and/or ministry are invited to attend.

This retreat will provide the opportunity to enter deeply into reflection through daily workshops, rest, and self-discovery.

Beginners and experienced spiritual seekers are welcome.

WEEK ONE - JULY 10-15 TOPICS ON SPIRITUAL DIRECTION

- Keynote Address: Janet Ruffing, RSM
- Remembering What You Never Knew: Discovering Your Ancestral Legacies – Rev. Dr. Paula Owens Parker
- Spiritual Conversations with Children – Lacy Finn Borgo, DMin
- Spirituality and Social Justice – Rabbi Amy Eilberg
- Exploring Your Visual Voice With Abstract Art – Jen Norton
- Levanté 1 Video Retreat – Michael Fish, OSB Cam
- Taize Prayer

WEEK TWO - JULY 17-22 TOPICS ON SPIRITUAL PRACTICE

- Keynote Address: Ana Maria Pineda, RSM
- Christ of the Forest: Spiritual Practice for Earth Connection – Mary Frohlich, RSCJ
- The Art of Sacred Words: Writing as Spiritual Practice – Debie Thomas
- The Spirituality of Dignity – Jon Metz, PhD
- Levanté 1 Video Retreat – Michael Fish, OSB Cam
- Guest Presentation: Western and Eastern Spirituality: The Book of Job and Ten Ox Herding Pictures - Gabrielle Lou, Psy.D
- Guest Presentation: Haunted by God: The Life of Dorothy Day – Lisa Wagner-Carollo
- Taize Prayer

** You have the option to attend one or both weeks. We will send an email request out once you're registered, so we can finalize your workshop choices. **
Website: https://eventsframe.com/e/mhf2wnpCw/summer-at-the-center/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]
Wednesday
Jul 13

Remembering What You Never Knew: Discovering Your Ancestral Legacies

6:00pm (07/10) - 1:00pm (07/15)
Cost: 1000
For you to be born today from 12 previous generations, you needed 4,094 ancestors over the last 400 years. Think for a moment – How many struggles? How many battles? How many difficulties? How much sadness? How much happiness? How many love stories? How many expressions of hope for the future? – did your ancestors undergo for you to exist in this present moment?

Like the double helix of DNA, history, and genealogy gives us our genetic, sociological, psychological, and spiritual identities. Lived experiences (genealogy) and the reflection on those experiences (history) shape a double helix.

This workshop uses the genogram to connect the stories between these spiral ladders. An annotated family tree, the genogram reveals physical, emotional, spiritual, and vocational hereditary patterns. These patterns form relationships and identify how family history is connected to the larger historical narrative.

“History belongs to the intercessors – those who believe and pray the future into being.” Walter Wink. Intercessory prayer can heal the past so the future can flourish. Using the genogram as a discernment tool shows us what and how to pray.

In preparation for this workshop, identifying at least three generations of your family members, ancestors, or descendants, will be beneficial.
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-1/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Spiritual Conversations with Children

6:00pm (07/10) - 1:00pm (07/15)
Cost: 1000
Participants will explore what it looks like to host spiritual conversations with children. We will wade into the waters of children’s spirituality and their unique ways of connecting with the Holy. We will consider the various dimensions of the person and how that impacts the spiritual lives of children. We will engage in intentional child-like spiritual practices that are natural to children and explore spiritual listening skills that meet children where they are in their own life with God.
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-1/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Levanté 1 Video Retreat

6:00pm (07/10) - 1:00pm (07/15)
Cost: 1000
Levanté 1, the first of Michael Fish’s fascinating new retreat series, is designed to help us recognize the opportunities for personal growth that are often hidden within everyday experiences. With each video session, he provides a springboard inviting fresh perspectives on life’s challenges and rewards.

Born of Michael’s experiences during his arduous and eventful fifth Camino across Spain, Levanté 1 focuses on how simple everyday events hold valuable lessons for living life in the “now.” Each session, each day, offers a separate, distinct experience that can reveal simple, easily overlooked opportunities for us to live more fully in the present and in the presence of the Divine. Amazing and unpredictable, the Levanté journey provided a wealth of wonderful opportunities to see what God can teach us about each and every life experience. Michael uses his remarkable gift of storytelling and metaphor to show us how these experiences can hold the key to opening our hearts to a wider view of our relationship with ourselves, our families and the world around us.
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-1/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Spirituality and Social Justice

6:00pm (07/10) - 1:00pm (07/15)
Cost: 1000
In this workshop we will explore the deep connections between spiritual life and action “out” in the world. We will interrogate the idea of a gap between “inside” and “outside,” explore ways to ground our activism in love and faith, and discern our personal paths toward work for social justice.
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-1/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Exploring Your Visual Voice With Abstract Art

6:00pm (07/10) - 1:00pm (07/15)
Cost: 1000
In this workshop we will explore the elements of design: lines, shapes, colors and composition as an exercise in discovering how God speaks to us through creativity. We will move from what we think we know…to chaos…back to order. The emphasis is on the process, not the end product, but you may surprise yourself with a masterpiece! No experience is necessary.
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-1/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Summer at the Center (2 weeks)

6:00pm (07/10) - 1:00pm (07/22)
Cost: 2250
In celebration of Mercy Center Burlingame’s 40th Anniversary, we present to you Summer At The Center!

1-2 weeklong retreats filled with spiritual enrichment for ministry professionals and those interested in personal development and spiritual formation. Join us in an environment rich with the wisdom of spiritual traditions.

People of all faith traditions who seek to deepen their experience of spirituality in their own personal life and/or ministry are invited to attend.

This retreat will provide the opportunity to enter deeply into reflection through daily workshops, rest, and self-discovery.

Beginners and experienced spiritual seekers are welcome.

WEEK ONE - JULY 10-15 TOPICS ON SPIRITUAL DIRECTION

- Keynote Address: Janet Ruffing, RSM
- Remembering What You Never Knew: Discovering Your Ancestral Legacies – Rev. Dr. Paula Owens Parker
- Spiritual Conversations with Children – Lacy Finn Borgo, DMin
- Spirituality and Social Justice – Rabbi Amy Eilberg
- Exploring Your Visual Voice With Abstract Art – Jen Norton
- Levanté 1 Video Retreat – Michael Fish, OSB Cam
- Taize Prayer

WEEK TWO - JULY 17-22 TOPICS ON SPIRITUAL PRACTICE

- Keynote Address: Ana Maria Pineda, RSM
- Christ of the Forest: Spiritual Practice for Earth Connection – Mary Frohlich, RSCJ
- The Art of Sacred Words: Writing as Spiritual Practice – Debie Thomas
- The Spirituality of Dignity – Jon Metz, PhD
- Levanté 1 Video Retreat – Michael Fish, OSB Cam
- Guest Presentation: Western and Eastern Spirituality: The Book of Job and Ten Ox Herding Pictures - Gabrielle Lou, Psy.D
- Guest Presentation: Haunted by God: The Life of Dorothy Day – Lisa Wagner-Carollo
- Taize Prayer

** You have the option to attend one or both weeks. We will send an email request out once you're registered, so we can finalize your workshop choices. **
Website: https://eventsframe.com/e/mhf2wnpCw/summer-at-the-center/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]
Thursday
Jul 14

Remembering What You Never Knew: Discovering Your Ancestral Legacies

6:00pm (07/10) - 1:00pm (07/15)
Cost: 1000
For you to be born today from 12 previous generations, you needed 4,094 ancestors over the last 400 years. Think for a moment – How many struggles? How many battles? How many difficulties? How much sadness? How much happiness? How many love stories? How many expressions of hope for the future? – did your ancestors undergo for you to exist in this present moment?

Like the double helix of DNA, history, and genealogy gives us our genetic, sociological, psychological, and spiritual identities. Lived experiences (genealogy) and the reflection on those experiences (history) shape a double helix.

This workshop uses the genogram to connect the stories between these spiral ladders. An annotated family tree, the genogram reveals physical, emotional, spiritual, and vocational hereditary patterns. These patterns form relationships and identify how family history is connected to the larger historical narrative.

“History belongs to the intercessors – those who believe and pray the future into being.” Walter Wink. Intercessory prayer can heal the past so the future can flourish. Using the genogram as a discernment tool shows us what and how to pray.

In preparation for this workshop, identifying at least three generations of your family members, ancestors, or descendants, will be beneficial.
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-1/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Spiritual Conversations with Children

6:00pm (07/10) - 1:00pm (07/15)
Cost: 1000
Participants will explore what it looks like to host spiritual conversations with children. We will wade into the waters of children’s spirituality and their unique ways of connecting with the Holy. We will consider the various dimensions of the person and how that impacts the spiritual lives of children. We will engage in intentional child-like spiritual practices that are natural to children and explore spiritual listening skills that meet children where they are in their own life with God.
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-1/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Levanté 1 Video Retreat

6:00pm (07/10) - 1:00pm (07/15)
Cost: 1000
Levanté 1, the first of Michael Fish’s fascinating new retreat series, is designed to help us recognize the opportunities for personal growth that are often hidden within everyday experiences. With each video session, he provides a springboard inviting fresh perspectives on life’s challenges and rewards.

Born of Michael’s experiences during his arduous and eventful fifth Camino across Spain, Levanté 1 focuses on how simple everyday events hold valuable lessons for living life in the “now.” Each session, each day, offers a separate, distinct experience that can reveal simple, easily overlooked opportunities for us to live more fully in the present and in the presence of the Divine. Amazing and unpredictable, the Levanté journey provided a wealth of wonderful opportunities to see what God can teach us about each and every life experience. Michael uses his remarkable gift of storytelling and metaphor to show us how these experiences can hold the key to opening our hearts to a wider view of our relationship with ourselves, our families and the world around us.
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-1/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Spirituality and Social Justice

6:00pm (07/10) - 1:00pm (07/15)
Cost: 1000
In this workshop we will explore the deep connections between spiritual life and action “out” in the world. We will interrogate the idea of a gap between “inside” and “outside,” explore ways to ground our activism in love and faith, and discern our personal paths toward work for social justice.
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-1/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Exploring Your Visual Voice With Abstract Art

6:00pm (07/10) - 1:00pm (07/15)
Cost: 1000
In this workshop we will explore the elements of design: lines, shapes, colors and composition as an exercise in discovering how God speaks to us through creativity. We will move from what we think we know…to chaos…back to order. The emphasis is on the process, not the end product, but you may surprise yourself with a masterpiece! No experience is necessary.
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-1/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Summer at the Center (2 weeks)

6:00pm (07/10) - 1:00pm (07/22)
Cost: 2250
In celebration of Mercy Center Burlingame’s 40th Anniversary, we present to you Summer At The Center!

1-2 weeklong retreats filled with spiritual enrichment for ministry professionals and those interested in personal development and spiritual formation. Join us in an environment rich with the wisdom of spiritual traditions.

People of all faith traditions who seek to deepen their experience of spirituality in their own personal life and/or ministry are invited to attend.

This retreat will provide the opportunity to enter deeply into reflection through daily workshops, rest, and self-discovery.

Beginners and experienced spiritual seekers are welcome.

WEEK ONE - JULY 10-15 TOPICS ON SPIRITUAL DIRECTION

- Keynote Address: Janet Ruffing, RSM
- Remembering What You Never Knew: Discovering Your Ancestral Legacies – Rev. Dr. Paula Owens Parker
- Spiritual Conversations with Children – Lacy Finn Borgo, DMin
- Spirituality and Social Justice – Rabbi Amy Eilberg
- Exploring Your Visual Voice With Abstract Art – Jen Norton
- Levanté 1 Video Retreat – Michael Fish, OSB Cam
- Taize Prayer

WEEK TWO - JULY 17-22 TOPICS ON SPIRITUAL PRACTICE

- Keynote Address: Ana Maria Pineda, RSM
- Christ of the Forest: Spiritual Practice for Earth Connection – Mary Frohlich, RSCJ
- The Art of Sacred Words: Writing as Spiritual Practice – Debie Thomas
- The Spirituality of Dignity – Jon Metz, PhD
- Levanté 1 Video Retreat – Michael Fish, OSB Cam
- Guest Presentation: Western and Eastern Spirituality: The Book of Job and Ten Ox Herding Pictures - Gabrielle Lou, Psy.D
- Guest Presentation: Haunted by God: The Life of Dorothy Day – Lisa Wagner-Carollo
- Taize Prayer

** You have the option to attend one or both weeks. We will send an email request out once you're registered, so we can finalize your workshop choices. **
Website: https://eventsframe.com/e/mhf2wnpCw/summer-at-the-center/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]
Friday
Jul 15

Remembering What You Never Knew: Discovering Your Ancestral Legacies

6:00pm (07/10) - 1:00pm (07/15)
Cost: 1000
For you to be born today from 12 previous generations, you needed 4,094 ancestors over the last 400 years. Think for a moment – How many struggles? How many battles? How many difficulties? How much sadness? How much happiness? How many love stories? How many expressions of hope for the future? – did your ancestors undergo for you to exist in this present moment?

Like the double helix of DNA, history, and genealogy gives us our genetic, sociological, psychological, and spiritual identities. Lived experiences (genealogy) and the reflection on those experiences (history) shape a double helix.

This workshop uses the genogram to connect the stories between these spiral ladders. An annotated family tree, the genogram reveals physical, emotional, spiritual, and vocational hereditary patterns. These patterns form relationships and identify how family history is connected to the larger historical narrative.

“History belongs to the intercessors – those who believe and pray the future into being.” Walter Wink. Intercessory prayer can heal the past so the future can flourish. Using the genogram as a discernment tool shows us what and how to pray.

In preparation for this workshop, identifying at least three generations of your family members, ancestors, or descendants, will be beneficial.
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-1/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Spiritual Conversations with Children

6:00pm (07/10) - 1:00pm (07/15)
Cost: 1000
Participants will explore what it looks like to host spiritual conversations with children. We will wade into the waters of children’s spirituality and their unique ways of connecting with the Holy. We will consider the various dimensions of the person and how that impacts the spiritual lives of children. We will engage in intentional child-like spiritual practices that are natural to children and explore spiritual listening skills that meet children where they are in their own life with God.
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-1/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Levanté 1 Video Retreat

6:00pm (07/10) - 1:00pm (07/15)
Cost: 1000
Levanté 1, the first of Michael Fish’s fascinating new retreat series, is designed to help us recognize the opportunities for personal growth that are often hidden within everyday experiences. With each video session, he provides a springboard inviting fresh perspectives on life’s challenges and rewards.

Born of Michael’s experiences during his arduous and eventful fifth Camino across Spain, Levanté 1 focuses on how simple everyday events hold valuable lessons for living life in the “now.” Each session, each day, offers a separate, distinct experience that can reveal simple, easily overlooked opportunities for us to live more fully in the present and in the presence of the Divine. Amazing and unpredictable, the Levanté journey provided a wealth of wonderful opportunities to see what God can teach us about each and every life experience. Michael uses his remarkable gift of storytelling and metaphor to show us how these experiences can hold the key to opening our hearts to a wider view of our relationship with ourselves, our families and the world around us.
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-1/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Spirituality and Social Justice

6:00pm (07/10) - 1:00pm (07/15)
Cost: 1000
In this workshop we will explore the deep connections between spiritual life and action “out” in the world. We will interrogate the idea of a gap between “inside” and “outside,” explore ways to ground our activism in love and faith, and discern our personal paths toward work for social justice.
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-1/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Exploring Your Visual Voice With Abstract Art

6:00pm (07/10) - 1:00pm (07/15)
Cost: 1000
In this workshop we will explore the elements of design: lines, shapes, colors and composition as an exercise in discovering how God speaks to us through creativity. We will move from what we think we know…to chaos…back to order. The emphasis is on the process, not the end product, but you may surprise yourself with a masterpiece! No experience is necessary.
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-1/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Summer at the Center (2 weeks)

6:00pm (07/10) - 1:00pm (07/22)
Cost: 2250
In celebration of Mercy Center Burlingame’s 40th Anniversary, we present to you Summer At The Center!

1-2 weeklong retreats filled with spiritual enrichment for ministry professionals and those interested in personal development and spiritual formation. Join us in an environment rich with the wisdom of spiritual traditions.

People of all faith traditions who seek to deepen their experience of spirituality in their own personal life and/or ministry are invited to attend.

This retreat will provide the opportunity to enter deeply into reflection through daily workshops, rest, and self-discovery.

Beginners and experienced spiritual seekers are welcome.

WEEK ONE - JULY 10-15 TOPICS ON SPIRITUAL DIRECTION

- Keynote Address: Janet Ruffing, RSM
- Remembering What You Never Knew: Discovering Your Ancestral Legacies – Rev. Dr. Paula Owens Parker
- Spiritual Conversations with Children – Lacy Finn Borgo, DMin
- Spirituality and Social Justice – Rabbi Amy Eilberg
- Exploring Your Visual Voice With Abstract Art – Jen Norton
- Levanté 1 Video Retreat – Michael Fish, OSB Cam
- Taize Prayer

WEEK TWO - JULY 17-22 TOPICS ON SPIRITUAL PRACTICE

- Keynote Address: Ana Maria Pineda, RSM
- Christ of the Forest: Spiritual Practice for Earth Connection – Mary Frohlich, RSCJ
- The Art of Sacred Words: Writing as Spiritual Practice – Debie Thomas
- The Spirituality of Dignity – Jon Metz, PhD
- Levanté 1 Video Retreat – Michael Fish, OSB Cam
- Guest Presentation: Western and Eastern Spirituality: The Book of Job and Ten Ox Herding Pictures - Gabrielle Lou, Psy.D
- Guest Presentation: Haunted by God: The Life of Dorothy Day – Lisa Wagner-Carollo
- Taize Prayer

** You have the option to attend one or both weeks. We will send an email request out once you're registered, so we can finalize your workshop choices. **
Website: https://eventsframe.com/e/mhf2wnpCw/summer-at-the-center/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]
Saturday
Jul 16

Summer at the Center (2 weeks)

6:00pm (07/10) - 1:00pm (07/22)
Cost: 2250
In celebration of Mercy Center Burlingame’s 40th Anniversary, we present to you Summer At The Center!

1-2 weeklong retreats filled with spiritual enrichment for ministry professionals and those interested in personal development and spiritual formation. Join us in an environment rich with the wisdom of spiritual traditions.

People of all faith traditions who seek to deepen their experience of spirituality in their own personal life and/or ministry are invited to attend.

This retreat will provide the opportunity to enter deeply into reflection through daily workshops, rest, and self-discovery.

Beginners and experienced spiritual seekers are welcome.

WEEK ONE - JULY 10-15 TOPICS ON SPIRITUAL DIRECTION

- Keynote Address: Janet Ruffing, RSM
- Remembering What You Never Knew: Discovering Your Ancestral Legacies – Rev. Dr. Paula Owens Parker
- Spiritual Conversations with Children – Lacy Finn Borgo, DMin
- Spirituality and Social Justice – Rabbi Amy Eilberg
- Exploring Your Visual Voice With Abstract Art – Jen Norton
- Levanté 1 Video Retreat – Michael Fish, OSB Cam
- Taize Prayer

WEEK TWO - JULY 17-22 TOPICS ON SPIRITUAL PRACTICE

- Keynote Address: Ana Maria Pineda, RSM
- Christ of the Forest: Spiritual Practice for Earth Connection – Mary Frohlich, RSCJ
- The Art of Sacred Words: Writing as Spiritual Practice – Debie Thomas
- The Spirituality of Dignity – Jon Metz, PhD
- Levanté 1 Video Retreat – Michael Fish, OSB Cam
- Guest Presentation: Western and Eastern Spirituality: The Book of Job and Ten Ox Herding Pictures - Gabrielle Lou, Psy.D
- Guest Presentation: Haunted by God: The Life of Dorothy Day – Lisa Wagner-Carollo
- Taize Prayer

** You have the option to attend one or both weeks. We will send an email request out once you're registered, so we can finalize your workshop choices. **
Website: https://eventsframe.com/e/mhf2wnpCw/summer-at-the-center/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Excell Network Scholarship Breakfast

8:00am
Cost: $20.00
At Excell Network monthly breakfasts  you will meet  Excell Network team leaders as well as justice-involved students currently receiving a scholarship.


Through these breakfast events we will be connecting community members to "go under the hood" of what it means to support those trying to reenter society after incarceration. 



WHO CAN ATTEND

Excell Network monthly breakfasts are open to anyone who wants to support scholarships for justice-involved students, get to know their stories, and build community.

HOW TO ATTEND

Attendees need to purchase a ticket prior to attending a breakfast meeting. A notice with details about each breakfast will be e-mailed after purchase.

All proceeds will go to support Excell Network Scholarships.

Doors open at 7:45 am. A breakfast box along with coffee, tea, or juice will be served.
Website: https://www.excellnetwork.org/breakfast
Address
St. Mark Catholic Church
325 Marine View Ave.
Belmont
CA 94002
Contact
Julio Escobar
[email protected]
415-614-5572
Sunday
Jul 17

Summer at the Center (2 weeks)

6:00pm (07/10) - 1:00pm (07/22)
Cost: 2250
In celebration of Mercy Center Burlingame’s 40th Anniversary, we present to you Summer At The Center!

1-2 weeklong retreats filled with spiritual enrichment for ministry professionals and those interested in personal development and spiritual formation. Join us in an environment rich with the wisdom of spiritual traditions.

People of all faith traditions who seek to deepen their experience of spirituality in their own personal life and/or ministry are invited to attend.

This retreat will provide the opportunity to enter deeply into reflection through daily workshops, rest, and self-discovery.

Beginners and experienced spiritual seekers are welcome.

WEEK ONE - JULY 10-15 TOPICS ON SPIRITUAL DIRECTION

- Keynote Address: Janet Ruffing, RSM
- Remembering What You Never Knew: Discovering Your Ancestral Legacies – Rev. Dr. Paula Owens Parker
- Spiritual Conversations with Children – Lacy Finn Borgo, DMin
- Spirituality and Social Justice – Rabbi Amy Eilberg
- Exploring Your Visual Voice With Abstract Art – Jen Norton
- Levanté 1 Video Retreat – Michael Fish, OSB Cam
- Taize Prayer

WEEK TWO - JULY 17-22 TOPICS ON SPIRITUAL PRACTICE

- Keynote Address: Ana Maria Pineda, RSM
- Christ of the Forest: Spiritual Practice for Earth Connection – Mary Frohlich, RSCJ
- The Art of Sacred Words: Writing as Spiritual Practice – Debie Thomas
- The Spirituality of Dignity – Jon Metz, PhD
- Levanté 1 Video Retreat – Michael Fish, OSB Cam
- Guest Presentation: Western and Eastern Spirituality: The Book of Job and Ten Ox Herding Pictures - Gabrielle Lou, Psy.D
- Guest Presentation: Haunted by God: The Life of Dorothy Day – Lisa Wagner-Carollo
- Taize Prayer

** You have the option to attend one or both weeks. We will send an email request out once you're registered, so we can finalize your workshop choices. **
Website: https://eventsframe.com/e/mhf2wnpCw/summer-at-the-center/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

The Art of Sacred Words: Writing As Spiritual Practice

6:00pm (07/17) - 1:00pm (07/22)
Cost: 1000
Just like prayer, meditation, yoga, or chant, writing offers a powerful way to deepen our lives of faith. Spiritual writing is writing that honors process over product. Writing that opens up possibility, asks probing questions, and challenges easy assumptions. Putting our “sacred words” to paper can be a pathway to exploration, confrontation, healing, celebration, and lament. In this generative workshop, we will read and discuss some masterful examples of spiritual writing, and we will do a LOT of writing ourselves, guided by “free-writing” exercises and prompts; meditations on Scripture, poetry, and icons; and collaborative conversation. We will talk about how to begin and sustain a writing practice in the midst of our busy lives. We will experiment with a variety of forms and genres. We will consider how to shape our personal experiences of the numinous, the painful, the mysterious, and the transcendent into writing that draws us closer to God. At the conclusion of the workshop, attendees who wish to share a brief piece of their creative work will be welcome to do so during an “open mic” reading.

This workshop is for anyone who wants to write about their spiritual lives, but needs some support and inspiration to get started, as well as for long-time writers who want to deepen their practice, get a lot of writing done, and benefit from the company of fellow writers. Attendees who like to write longhand should bring a notebook (or plenty of loose-leaf paper) and their favorite pens/pencils. If you wish to compose on laptops or other electronic devices, you are welcome to bring them along.
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-2/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Spirituality of Dignity

6:00pm (07/17) - 1:00pm (07/22)
Cost: 1000
The Spirituality of Dignity workshop will explore the understanding of dignity through the lenses of scripture, Church tradition, Catholic Social Thought, current events, and personal experience. If the foundation is that we are all created in the image and likeness of God, what does that mean for every aspect of our lives? What gifts does our dignity provide us? What responsibilities and obligations does others’ dignity require?

This workshop will explore these questions as well as look at discernment and moral decision making. This workshop is open to everyone regardless of previous knowledge on the topic. The approach will be discussion based, so engaged hearts and minds are welcome!
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-2/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Christ of the Forest: Spiritual Practices for Earth Connection

6:00pm (07/17) - 1:00pm (07/22)
Cost: 1000
When Jesus saw that his companions were faltering, he took them to the forests of Mount Hermon for rest and reframing. Both Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si’ and recent scientific research reveal how profoundly humans need to experience their interconnection with all creatures. This workshop provides opportunities to explore spiritual practices that foster such interconnection, while also taking note of emerging Christian theologies that support these practices. The workshop will include two sessions of Forest Therapy — a group practice in which participants are guided in a contemplative outdoor walk. (Note that the trails at Mercy Center may be rather rugged, so those who cannot safely join these walks will be offered alternative practices for these times.)
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-2/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Levanté 1 Video Retreat

6:00pm (07/17) - 1:00pm (07/22)
Cost: 1000
Levanté 1, the first of Michael Fish’s fascinating new retreat series, is designed to help us recognize the opportunities for personal growth that are often hidden within everyday experiences. With each video session, he provides a springboard inviting fresh perspectives on life’s challenges and rewards.

Born of Michael’s experiences during his arduous and eventful fifth Camino across Spain, Levanté 1 focuses on how simple everyday events hold valuable lessons for living life in the “now.” Each session, each day, offers a separate, distinct experience that can reveal simple, easily overlooked opportunities for us to live more fully in the present and in the presence of the Divine. Amazing and unpredictable, the Levanté journey provided a wealth of wonderful opportunities to see what God can teach us about each and every life experience. Michael uses his remarkable gift of storytelling and metaphor to show us how these experiences can hold the key to opening our hearts to a wider view of our relationship with ourselves, our families and the world around us.
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-2/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]
Monday
Jul 18

Summer at the Center (2 weeks)

6:00pm (07/10) - 1:00pm (07/22)
Cost: 2250
In celebration of Mercy Center Burlingame’s 40th Anniversary, we present to you Summer At The Center!

1-2 weeklong retreats filled with spiritual enrichment for ministry professionals and those interested in personal development and spiritual formation. Join us in an environment rich with the wisdom of spiritual traditions.

People of all faith traditions who seek to deepen their experience of spirituality in their own personal life and/or ministry are invited to attend.

This retreat will provide the opportunity to enter deeply into reflection through daily workshops, rest, and self-discovery.

Beginners and experienced spiritual seekers are welcome.

WEEK ONE - JULY 10-15 TOPICS ON SPIRITUAL DIRECTION

- Keynote Address: Janet Ruffing, RSM
- Remembering What You Never Knew: Discovering Your Ancestral Legacies – Rev. Dr. Paula Owens Parker
- Spiritual Conversations with Children – Lacy Finn Borgo, DMin
- Spirituality and Social Justice – Rabbi Amy Eilberg
- Exploring Your Visual Voice With Abstract Art – Jen Norton
- Levanté 1 Video Retreat – Michael Fish, OSB Cam
- Taize Prayer

WEEK TWO - JULY 17-22 TOPICS ON SPIRITUAL PRACTICE

- Keynote Address: Ana Maria Pineda, RSM
- Christ of the Forest: Spiritual Practice for Earth Connection – Mary Frohlich, RSCJ
- The Art of Sacred Words: Writing as Spiritual Practice – Debie Thomas
- The Spirituality of Dignity – Jon Metz, PhD
- Levanté 1 Video Retreat – Michael Fish, OSB Cam
- Guest Presentation: Western and Eastern Spirituality: The Book of Job and Ten Ox Herding Pictures - Gabrielle Lou, Psy.D
- Guest Presentation: Haunted by God: The Life of Dorothy Day – Lisa Wagner-Carollo
- Taize Prayer

** You have the option to attend one or both weeks. We will send an email request out once you're registered, so we can finalize your workshop choices. **
Website: https://eventsframe.com/e/mhf2wnpCw/summer-at-the-center/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

The Art of Sacred Words: Writing As Spiritual Practice

6:00pm (07/17) - 1:00pm (07/22)
Cost: 1000
Just like prayer, meditation, yoga, or chant, writing offers a powerful way to deepen our lives of faith. Spiritual writing is writing that honors process over product. Writing that opens up possibility, asks probing questions, and challenges easy assumptions. Putting our “sacred words” to paper can be a pathway to exploration, confrontation, healing, celebration, and lament. In this generative workshop, we will read and discuss some masterful examples of spiritual writing, and we will do a LOT of writing ourselves, guided by “free-writing” exercises and prompts; meditations on Scripture, poetry, and icons; and collaborative conversation. We will talk about how to begin and sustain a writing practice in the midst of our busy lives. We will experiment with a variety of forms and genres. We will consider how to shape our personal experiences of the numinous, the painful, the mysterious, and the transcendent into writing that draws us closer to God. At the conclusion of the workshop, attendees who wish to share a brief piece of their creative work will be welcome to do so during an “open mic” reading.

This workshop is for anyone who wants to write about their spiritual lives, but needs some support and inspiration to get started, as well as for long-time writers who want to deepen their practice, get a lot of writing done, and benefit from the company of fellow writers. Attendees who like to write longhand should bring a notebook (or plenty of loose-leaf paper) and their favorite pens/pencils. If you wish to compose on laptops or other electronic devices, you are welcome to bring them along.
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-2/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Spirituality of Dignity

6:00pm (07/17) - 1:00pm (07/22)
Cost: 1000
The Spirituality of Dignity workshop will explore the understanding of dignity through the lenses of scripture, Church tradition, Catholic Social Thought, current events, and personal experience. If the foundation is that we are all created in the image and likeness of God, what does that mean for every aspect of our lives? What gifts does our dignity provide us? What responsibilities and obligations does others’ dignity require?

This workshop will explore these questions as well as look at discernment and moral decision making. This workshop is open to everyone regardless of previous knowledge on the topic. The approach will be discussion based, so engaged hearts and minds are welcome!
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-2/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Christ of the Forest: Spiritual Practices for Earth Connection

6:00pm (07/17) - 1:00pm (07/22)
Cost: 1000
When Jesus saw that his companions were faltering, he took them to the forests of Mount Hermon for rest and reframing. Both Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si’ and recent scientific research reveal how profoundly humans need to experience their interconnection with all creatures. This workshop provides opportunities to explore spiritual practices that foster such interconnection, while also taking note of emerging Christian theologies that support these practices. The workshop will include two sessions of Forest Therapy — a group practice in which participants are guided in a contemplative outdoor walk. (Note that the trails at Mercy Center may be rather rugged, so those who cannot safely join these walks will be offered alternative practices for these times.)
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-2/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Levanté 1 Video Retreat

6:00pm (07/17) - 1:00pm (07/22)
Cost: 1000
Levanté 1, the first of Michael Fish’s fascinating new retreat series, is designed to help us recognize the opportunities for personal growth that are often hidden within everyday experiences. With each video session, he provides a springboard inviting fresh perspectives on life’s challenges and rewards.

Born of Michael’s experiences during his arduous and eventful fifth Camino across Spain, Levanté 1 focuses on how simple everyday events hold valuable lessons for living life in the “now.” Each session, each day, offers a separate, distinct experience that can reveal simple, easily overlooked opportunities for us to live more fully in the present and in the presence of the Divine. Amazing and unpredictable, the Levanté journey provided a wealth of wonderful opportunities to see what God can teach us about each and every life experience. Michael uses his remarkable gift of storytelling and metaphor to show us how these experiences can hold the key to opening our hearts to a wider view of our relationship with ourselves, our families and the world around us.
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-2/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]
Tuesday
Jul 19

Summer at the Center (2 weeks)

6:00pm (07/10) - 1:00pm (07/22)
Cost: 2250
In celebration of Mercy Center Burlingame’s 40th Anniversary, we present to you Summer At The Center!

1-2 weeklong retreats filled with spiritual enrichment for ministry professionals and those interested in personal development and spiritual formation. Join us in an environment rich with the wisdom of spiritual traditions.

People of all faith traditions who seek to deepen their experience of spirituality in their own personal life and/or ministry are invited to attend.

This retreat will provide the opportunity to enter deeply into reflection through daily workshops, rest, and self-discovery.

Beginners and experienced spiritual seekers are welcome.

WEEK ONE - JULY 10-15 TOPICS ON SPIRITUAL DIRECTION

- Keynote Address: Janet Ruffing, RSM
- Remembering What You Never Knew: Discovering Your Ancestral Legacies – Rev. Dr. Paula Owens Parker
- Spiritual Conversations with Children – Lacy Finn Borgo, DMin
- Spirituality and Social Justice – Rabbi Amy Eilberg
- Exploring Your Visual Voice With Abstract Art – Jen Norton
- Levanté 1 Video Retreat – Michael Fish, OSB Cam
- Taize Prayer

WEEK TWO - JULY 17-22 TOPICS ON SPIRITUAL PRACTICE

- Keynote Address: Ana Maria Pineda, RSM
- Christ of the Forest: Spiritual Practice for Earth Connection – Mary Frohlich, RSCJ
- The Art of Sacred Words: Writing as Spiritual Practice – Debie Thomas
- The Spirituality of Dignity – Jon Metz, PhD
- Levanté 1 Video Retreat – Michael Fish, OSB Cam
- Guest Presentation: Western and Eastern Spirituality: The Book of Job and Ten Ox Herding Pictures - Gabrielle Lou, Psy.D
- Guest Presentation: Haunted by God: The Life of Dorothy Day – Lisa Wagner-Carollo
- Taize Prayer

** You have the option to attend one or both weeks. We will send an email request out once you're registered, so we can finalize your workshop choices. **
Website: https://eventsframe.com/e/mhf2wnpCw/summer-at-the-center/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

The Art of Sacred Words: Writing As Spiritual Practice

6:00pm (07/17) - 1:00pm (07/22)
Cost: 1000
Just like prayer, meditation, yoga, or chant, writing offers a powerful way to deepen our lives of faith. Spiritual writing is writing that honors process over product. Writing that opens up possibility, asks probing questions, and challenges easy assumptions. Putting our “sacred words” to paper can be a pathway to exploration, confrontation, healing, celebration, and lament. In this generative workshop, we will read and discuss some masterful examples of spiritual writing, and we will do a LOT of writing ourselves, guided by “free-writing” exercises and prompts; meditations on Scripture, poetry, and icons; and collaborative conversation. We will talk about how to begin and sustain a writing practice in the midst of our busy lives. We will experiment with a variety of forms and genres. We will consider how to shape our personal experiences of the numinous, the painful, the mysterious, and the transcendent into writing that draws us closer to God. At the conclusion of the workshop, attendees who wish to share a brief piece of their creative work will be welcome to do so during an “open mic” reading.

This workshop is for anyone who wants to write about their spiritual lives, but needs some support and inspiration to get started, as well as for long-time writers who want to deepen their practice, get a lot of writing done, and benefit from the company of fellow writers. Attendees who like to write longhand should bring a notebook (or plenty of loose-leaf paper) and their favorite pens/pencils. If you wish to compose on laptops or other electronic devices, you are welcome to bring them along.
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-2/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Spirituality of Dignity

6:00pm (07/17) - 1:00pm (07/22)
Cost: 1000
The Spirituality of Dignity workshop will explore the understanding of dignity through the lenses of scripture, Church tradition, Catholic Social Thought, current events, and personal experience. If the foundation is that we are all created in the image and likeness of God, what does that mean for every aspect of our lives? What gifts does our dignity provide us? What responsibilities and obligations does others’ dignity require?

This workshop will explore these questions as well as look at discernment and moral decision making. This workshop is open to everyone regardless of previous knowledge on the topic. The approach will be discussion based, so engaged hearts and minds are welcome!
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-2/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Christ of the Forest: Spiritual Practices for Earth Connection

6:00pm (07/17) - 1:00pm (07/22)
Cost: 1000
When Jesus saw that his companions were faltering, he took them to the forests of Mount Hermon for rest and reframing. Both Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si’ and recent scientific research reveal how profoundly humans need to experience their interconnection with all creatures. This workshop provides opportunities to explore spiritual practices that foster such interconnection, while also taking note of emerging Christian theologies that support these practices. The workshop will include two sessions of Forest Therapy — a group practice in which participants are guided in a contemplative outdoor walk. (Note that the trails at Mercy Center may be rather rugged, so those who cannot safely join these walks will be offered alternative practices for these times.)
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-2/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Levanté 1 Video Retreat

6:00pm (07/17) - 1:00pm (07/22)
Cost: 1000
Levanté 1, the first of Michael Fish’s fascinating new retreat series, is designed to help us recognize the opportunities for personal growth that are often hidden within everyday experiences. With each video session, he provides a springboard inviting fresh perspectives on life’s challenges and rewards.

Born of Michael’s experiences during his arduous and eventful fifth Camino across Spain, Levanté 1 focuses on how simple everyday events hold valuable lessons for living life in the “now.” Each session, each day, offers a separate, distinct experience that can reveal simple, easily overlooked opportunities for us to live more fully in the present and in the presence of the Divine. Amazing and unpredictable, the Levanté journey provided a wealth of wonderful opportunities to see what God can teach us about each and every life experience. Michael uses his remarkable gift of storytelling and metaphor to show us how these experiences can hold the key to opening our hearts to a wider view of our relationship with ourselves, our families and the world around us.
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-2/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]
Wednesday
Jul 20

Summer at the Center (2 weeks)

6:00pm (07/10) - 1:00pm (07/22)
Cost: 2250
In celebration of Mercy Center Burlingame’s 40th Anniversary, we present to you Summer At The Center!

1-2 weeklong retreats filled with spiritual enrichment for ministry professionals and those interested in personal development and spiritual formation. Join us in an environment rich with the wisdom of spiritual traditions.

People of all faith traditions who seek to deepen their experience of spirituality in their own personal life and/or ministry are invited to attend.

This retreat will provide the opportunity to enter deeply into reflection through daily workshops, rest, and self-discovery.

Beginners and experienced spiritual seekers are welcome.

WEEK ONE - JULY 10-15 TOPICS ON SPIRITUAL DIRECTION

- Keynote Address: Janet Ruffing, RSM
- Remembering What You Never Knew: Discovering Your Ancestral Legacies – Rev. Dr. Paula Owens Parker
- Spiritual Conversations with Children – Lacy Finn Borgo, DMin
- Spirituality and Social Justice – Rabbi Amy Eilberg
- Exploring Your Visual Voice With Abstract Art – Jen Norton
- Levanté 1 Video Retreat – Michael Fish, OSB Cam
- Taize Prayer

WEEK TWO - JULY 17-22 TOPICS ON SPIRITUAL PRACTICE

- Keynote Address: Ana Maria Pineda, RSM
- Christ of the Forest: Spiritual Practice for Earth Connection – Mary Frohlich, RSCJ
- The Art of Sacred Words: Writing as Spiritual Practice – Debie Thomas
- The Spirituality of Dignity – Jon Metz, PhD
- Levanté 1 Video Retreat – Michael Fish, OSB Cam
- Guest Presentation: Western and Eastern Spirituality: The Book of Job and Ten Ox Herding Pictures - Gabrielle Lou, Psy.D
- Guest Presentation: Haunted by God: The Life of Dorothy Day – Lisa Wagner-Carollo
- Taize Prayer

** You have the option to attend one or both weeks. We will send an email request out once you're registered, so we can finalize your workshop choices. **
Website: https://eventsframe.com/e/mhf2wnpCw/summer-at-the-center/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

The Art of Sacred Words: Writing As Spiritual Practice

6:00pm (07/17) - 1:00pm (07/22)
Cost: 1000
Just like prayer, meditation, yoga, or chant, writing offers a powerful way to deepen our lives of faith. Spiritual writing is writing that honors process over product. Writing that opens up possibility, asks probing questions, and challenges easy assumptions. Putting our “sacred words” to paper can be a pathway to exploration, confrontation, healing, celebration, and lament. In this generative workshop, we will read and discuss some masterful examples of spiritual writing, and we will do a LOT of writing ourselves, guided by “free-writing” exercises and prompts; meditations on Scripture, poetry, and icons; and collaborative conversation. We will talk about how to begin and sustain a writing practice in the midst of our busy lives. We will experiment with a variety of forms and genres. We will consider how to shape our personal experiences of the numinous, the painful, the mysterious, and the transcendent into writing that draws us closer to God. At the conclusion of the workshop, attendees who wish to share a brief piece of their creative work will be welcome to do so during an “open mic” reading.

This workshop is for anyone who wants to write about their spiritual lives, but needs some support and inspiration to get started, as well as for long-time writers who want to deepen their practice, get a lot of writing done, and benefit from the company of fellow writers. Attendees who like to write longhand should bring a notebook (or plenty of loose-leaf paper) and their favorite pens/pencils. If you wish to compose on laptops or other electronic devices, you are welcome to bring them along.
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-2/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Spirituality of Dignity

6:00pm (07/17) - 1:00pm (07/22)
Cost: 1000
The Spirituality of Dignity workshop will explore the understanding of dignity through the lenses of scripture, Church tradition, Catholic Social Thought, current events, and personal experience. If the foundation is that we are all created in the image and likeness of God, what does that mean for every aspect of our lives? What gifts does our dignity provide us? What responsibilities and obligations does others’ dignity require?

This workshop will explore these questions as well as look at discernment and moral decision making. This workshop is open to everyone regardless of previous knowledge on the topic. The approach will be discussion based, so engaged hearts and minds are welcome!
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-2/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Christ of the Forest: Spiritual Practices for Earth Connection

6:00pm (07/17) - 1:00pm (07/22)
Cost: 1000
When Jesus saw that his companions were faltering, he took them to the forests of Mount Hermon for rest and reframing. Both Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si’ and recent scientific research reveal how profoundly humans need to experience their interconnection with all creatures. This workshop provides opportunities to explore spiritual practices that foster such interconnection, while also taking note of emerging Christian theologies that support these practices. The workshop will include two sessions of Forest Therapy — a group practice in which participants are guided in a contemplative outdoor walk. (Note that the trails at Mercy Center may be rather rugged, so those who cannot safely join these walks will be offered alternative practices for these times.)
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-2/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Levanté 1 Video Retreat

6:00pm (07/17) - 1:00pm (07/22)
Cost: 1000
Levanté 1, the first of Michael Fish’s fascinating new retreat series, is designed to help us recognize the opportunities for personal growth that are often hidden within everyday experiences. With each video session, he provides a springboard inviting fresh perspectives on life’s challenges and rewards.

Born of Michael’s experiences during his arduous and eventful fifth Camino across Spain, Levanté 1 focuses on how simple everyday events hold valuable lessons for living life in the “now.” Each session, each day, offers a separate, distinct experience that can reveal simple, easily overlooked opportunities for us to live more fully in the present and in the presence of the Divine. Amazing and unpredictable, the Levanté journey provided a wealth of wonderful opportunities to see what God can teach us about each and every life experience. Michael uses his remarkable gift of storytelling and metaphor to show us how these experiences can hold the key to opening our hearts to a wider view of our relationship with ourselves, our families and the world around us.
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-2/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]
Thursday
Jul 21

Summer at the Center (2 weeks)

6:00pm (07/10) - 1:00pm (07/22)
Cost: 2250
In celebration of Mercy Center Burlingame’s 40th Anniversary, we present to you Summer At The Center!

1-2 weeklong retreats filled with spiritual enrichment for ministry professionals and those interested in personal development and spiritual formation. Join us in an environment rich with the wisdom of spiritual traditions.

People of all faith traditions who seek to deepen their experience of spirituality in their own personal life and/or ministry are invited to attend.

This retreat will provide the opportunity to enter deeply into reflection through daily workshops, rest, and self-discovery.

Beginners and experienced spiritual seekers are welcome.

WEEK ONE - JULY 10-15 TOPICS ON SPIRITUAL DIRECTION

- Keynote Address: Janet Ruffing, RSM
- Remembering What You Never Knew: Discovering Your Ancestral Legacies – Rev. Dr. Paula Owens Parker
- Spiritual Conversations with Children – Lacy Finn Borgo, DMin
- Spirituality and Social Justice – Rabbi Amy Eilberg
- Exploring Your Visual Voice With Abstract Art – Jen Norton
- Levanté 1 Video Retreat – Michael Fish, OSB Cam
- Taize Prayer

WEEK TWO - JULY 17-22 TOPICS ON SPIRITUAL PRACTICE

- Keynote Address: Ana Maria Pineda, RSM
- Christ of the Forest: Spiritual Practice for Earth Connection – Mary Frohlich, RSCJ
- The Art of Sacred Words: Writing as Spiritual Practice – Debie Thomas
- The Spirituality of Dignity – Jon Metz, PhD
- Levanté 1 Video Retreat – Michael Fish, OSB Cam
- Guest Presentation: Western and Eastern Spirituality: The Book of Job and Ten Ox Herding Pictures - Gabrielle Lou, Psy.D
- Guest Presentation: Haunted by God: The Life of Dorothy Day – Lisa Wagner-Carollo
- Taize Prayer

** You have the option to attend one or both weeks. We will send an email request out once you're registered, so we can finalize your workshop choices. **
Website: https://eventsframe.com/e/mhf2wnpCw/summer-at-the-center/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

The Art of Sacred Words: Writing As Spiritual Practice

6:00pm (07/17) - 1:00pm (07/22)
Cost: 1000
Just like prayer, meditation, yoga, or chant, writing offers a powerful way to deepen our lives of faith. Spiritual writing is writing that honors process over product. Writing that opens up possibility, asks probing questions, and challenges easy assumptions. Putting our “sacred words” to paper can be a pathway to exploration, confrontation, healing, celebration, and lament. In this generative workshop, we will read and discuss some masterful examples of spiritual writing, and we will do a LOT of writing ourselves, guided by “free-writing” exercises and prompts; meditations on Scripture, poetry, and icons; and collaborative conversation. We will talk about how to begin and sustain a writing practice in the midst of our busy lives. We will experiment with a variety of forms and genres. We will consider how to shape our personal experiences of the numinous, the painful, the mysterious, and the transcendent into writing that draws us closer to God. At the conclusion of the workshop, attendees who wish to share a brief piece of their creative work will be welcome to do so during an “open mic” reading.

This workshop is for anyone who wants to write about their spiritual lives, but needs some support and inspiration to get started, as well as for long-time writers who want to deepen their practice, get a lot of writing done, and benefit from the company of fellow writers. Attendees who like to write longhand should bring a notebook (or plenty of loose-leaf paper) and their favorite pens/pencils. If you wish to compose on laptops or other electronic devices, you are welcome to bring them along.
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-2/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Spirituality of Dignity

6:00pm (07/17) - 1:00pm (07/22)
Cost: 1000
The Spirituality of Dignity workshop will explore the understanding of dignity through the lenses of scripture, Church tradition, Catholic Social Thought, current events, and personal experience. If the foundation is that we are all created in the image and likeness of God, what does that mean for every aspect of our lives? What gifts does our dignity provide us? What responsibilities and obligations does others’ dignity require?

This workshop will explore these questions as well as look at discernment and moral decision making. This workshop is open to everyone regardless of previous knowledge on the topic. The approach will be discussion based, so engaged hearts and minds are welcome!
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-2/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Christ of the Forest: Spiritual Practices for Earth Connection

6:00pm (07/17) - 1:00pm (07/22)
Cost: 1000
When Jesus saw that his companions were faltering, he took them to the forests of Mount Hermon for rest and reframing. Both Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si’ and recent scientific research reveal how profoundly humans need to experience their interconnection with all creatures. This workshop provides opportunities to explore spiritual practices that foster such interconnection, while also taking note of emerging Christian theologies that support these practices. The workshop will include two sessions of Forest Therapy — a group practice in which participants are guided in a contemplative outdoor walk. (Note that the trails at Mercy Center may be rather rugged, so those who cannot safely join these walks will be offered alternative practices for these times.)
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-2/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Levanté 1 Video Retreat

6:00pm (07/17) - 1:00pm (07/22)
Cost: 1000
Levanté 1, the first of Michael Fish’s fascinating new retreat series, is designed to help us recognize the opportunities for personal growth that are often hidden within everyday experiences. With each video session, he provides a springboard inviting fresh perspectives on life’s challenges and rewards.

Born of Michael’s experiences during his arduous and eventful fifth Camino across Spain, Levanté 1 focuses on how simple everyday events hold valuable lessons for living life in the “now.” Each session, each day, offers a separate, distinct experience that can reveal simple, easily overlooked opportunities for us to live more fully in the present and in the presence of the Divine. Amazing and unpredictable, the Levanté journey provided a wealth of wonderful opportunities to see what God can teach us about each and every life experience. Michael uses his remarkable gift of storytelling and metaphor to show us how these experiences can hold the key to opening our hearts to a wider view of our relationship with ourselves, our families and the world around us.
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-2/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]
Friday
Jul 22

Summer at the Center (2 weeks)

6:00pm (07/10) - 1:00pm (07/22)
Cost: 2250
In celebration of Mercy Center Burlingame’s 40th Anniversary, we present to you Summer At The Center!

1-2 weeklong retreats filled with spiritual enrichment for ministry professionals and those interested in personal development and spiritual formation. Join us in an environment rich with the wisdom of spiritual traditions.

People of all faith traditions who seek to deepen their experience of spirituality in their own personal life and/or ministry are invited to attend.

This retreat will provide the opportunity to enter deeply into reflection through daily workshops, rest, and self-discovery.

Beginners and experienced spiritual seekers are welcome.

WEEK ONE - JULY 10-15 TOPICS ON SPIRITUAL DIRECTION

- Keynote Address: Janet Ruffing, RSM
- Remembering What You Never Knew: Discovering Your Ancestral Legacies – Rev. Dr. Paula Owens Parker
- Spiritual Conversations with Children – Lacy Finn Borgo, DMin
- Spirituality and Social Justice – Rabbi Amy Eilberg
- Exploring Your Visual Voice With Abstract Art – Jen Norton
- Levanté 1 Video Retreat – Michael Fish, OSB Cam
- Taize Prayer

WEEK TWO - JULY 17-22 TOPICS ON SPIRITUAL PRACTICE

- Keynote Address: Ana Maria Pineda, RSM
- Christ of the Forest: Spiritual Practice for Earth Connection – Mary Frohlich, RSCJ
- The Art of Sacred Words: Writing as Spiritual Practice – Debie Thomas
- The Spirituality of Dignity – Jon Metz, PhD
- Levanté 1 Video Retreat – Michael Fish, OSB Cam
- Guest Presentation: Western and Eastern Spirituality: The Book of Job and Ten Ox Herding Pictures - Gabrielle Lou, Psy.D
- Guest Presentation: Haunted by God: The Life of Dorothy Day – Lisa Wagner-Carollo
- Taize Prayer

** You have the option to attend one or both weeks. We will send an email request out once you're registered, so we can finalize your workshop choices. **
Website: https://eventsframe.com/e/mhf2wnpCw/summer-at-the-center/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

The Art of Sacred Words: Writing As Spiritual Practice

6:00pm (07/17) - 1:00pm (07/22)
Cost: 1000
Just like prayer, meditation, yoga, or chant, writing offers a powerful way to deepen our lives of faith. Spiritual writing is writing that honors process over product. Writing that opens up possibility, asks probing questions, and challenges easy assumptions. Putting our “sacred words” to paper can be a pathway to exploration, confrontation, healing, celebration, and lament. In this generative workshop, we will read and discuss some masterful examples of spiritual writing, and we will do a LOT of writing ourselves, guided by “free-writing” exercises and prompts; meditations on Scripture, poetry, and icons; and collaborative conversation. We will talk about how to begin and sustain a writing practice in the midst of our busy lives. We will experiment with a variety of forms and genres. We will consider how to shape our personal experiences of the numinous, the painful, the mysterious, and the transcendent into writing that draws us closer to God. At the conclusion of the workshop, attendees who wish to share a brief piece of their creative work will be welcome to do so during an “open mic” reading.

This workshop is for anyone who wants to write about their spiritual lives, but needs some support and inspiration to get started, as well as for long-time writers who want to deepen their practice, get a lot of writing done, and benefit from the company of fellow writers. Attendees who like to write longhand should bring a notebook (or plenty of loose-leaf paper) and their favorite pens/pencils. If you wish to compose on laptops or other electronic devices, you are welcome to bring them along.
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-2/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Spirituality of Dignity

6:00pm (07/17) - 1:00pm (07/22)
Cost: 1000
The Spirituality of Dignity workshop will explore the understanding of dignity through the lenses of scripture, Church tradition, Catholic Social Thought, current events, and personal experience. If the foundation is that we are all created in the image and likeness of God, what does that mean for every aspect of our lives? What gifts does our dignity provide us? What responsibilities and obligations does others’ dignity require?

This workshop will explore these questions as well as look at discernment and moral decision making. This workshop is open to everyone regardless of previous knowledge on the topic. The approach will be discussion based, so engaged hearts and minds are welcome!
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-2/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Christ of the Forest: Spiritual Practices for Earth Connection

6:00pm (07/17) - 1:00pm (07/22)
Cost: 1000
When Jesus saw that his companions were faltering, he took them to the forests of Mount Hermon for rest and reframing. Both Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si’ and recent scientific research reveal how profoundly humans need to experience their interconnection with all creatures. This workshop provides opportunities to explore spiritual practices that foster such interconnection, while also taking note of emerging Christian theologies that support these practices. The workshop will include two sessions of Forest Therapy — a group practice in which participants are guided in a contemplative outdoor walk. (Note that the trails at Mercy Center may be rather rugged, so those who cannot safely join these walks will be offered alternative practices for these times.)
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-2/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Levanté 1 Video Retreat

6:00pm (07/17) - 1:00pm (07/22)
Cost: 1000
Levanté 1, the first of Michael Fish’s fascinating new retreat series, is designed to help us recognize the opportunities for personal growth that are often hidden within everyday experiences. With each video session, he provides a springboard inviting fresh perspectives on life’s challenges and rewards.

Born of Michael’s experiences during his arduous and eventful fifth Camino across Spain, Levanté 1 focuses on how simple everyday events hold valuable lessons for living life in the “now.” Each session, each day, offers a separate, distinct experience that can reveal simple, easily overlooked opportunities for us to live more fully in the present and in the presence of the Divine. Amazing and unpredictable, the Levanté journey provided a wealth of wonderful opportunities to see what God can teach us about each and every life experience. Michael uses his remarkable gift of storytelling and metaphor to show us how these experiences can hold the key to opening our hearts to a wider view of our relationship with ourselves, our families and the world around us.
Website: https://mercy-center.org/summer-at-the-center-week-2/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]
Monday
Jul 25

Faith-Based Restorative Justice Workshop

8:00am - 4:00pm
This workshop is presented in two sessions, an overview where participants will see firsthand an experience-based restorative justice ministry engaged through presentations / videos and a small group activity session which incorporates experiential exercises and hands-on presentations of the topics discussed.

Overview


This training will explore how the Archdiocese of San Francisco ministry supports homicide survivors, prisoners, justice-involved people and families separated by incarceration, using experience-based strategies and functions that embrace these vulnerable populations.

The training includes workshop activities in small group sessions. Each topic in the activity begins with a biblical scripture passage, a brief meditation on the particular topic to read, and related questions to assist reflecting and applying the topic.

Who should attend this workshop


Community leaders who want to gain foundational Restorative Justice Practices skills to support survivors of homicide, prisoners, people in reentry and families of prisoners.

Purpose, goals and objectives


After completing this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the benefits of restorative justice

  • Identify where restorative justice can be practiced with those affected by crime and incarceration

  • Discuss what restorative dialogue is and how it differs from a common understanding of dialogue

  • Discuss how they can personally practice restorative dialogue in their families and their communities

  • Choose at least one area in their life to begin practicing restorative dialogue

  • Discuss how restorative justice can contribute to healing people harmed by others

  • Understand root causes of violence in our communities

  • Implement and present this training in communities where they work


Presenter: Julio Escobar, Restorative Justice Practitioner, ACT Violence Prevention Program certified instructor

COVID-19 vaccination and booster are required.

Please contact Julio Escobar if interested in attending.

Download the flyer.
Address
Mercy Center
2300 Adeline Dr.
Burlingame
CA 94010
Contact
Julio Escobar
[email protected]
Tuesday
Jul 26

Restorative Practices Training

8:00am (07/26) - 4:00pm (07/29)
EMPOWERING COMMUNITY LEADERS TO ASSIST FAMILIES AFFECTED BY CRIME

Free 4-day training, including breakfast, lunch and parking.

Presented by IIRP - the International Institute for Restorative Practices graduate school.

Basic Restorative Practices (28 CEU hours)


Topics:

  • Introduction to Restorative Practices

  • Using Circles Effectively


Participants will learn:


To hold group discussions in a circle and to facilitate meaningful conversation from everyone involved. Through video, practice and discussion, participants identify reliable methods for using circles to build community, establish norms and address behavior and relationships.

Practical strategies to help build strong relationships among crime survivors and families. Interactive experiences bring you to a full understanding of the fundamental unifying premise of restorative practices—that people are happier, more cooperative and productive and more likely to make positive changes in their lives when those in positions of authority do things with them rather than to them or for them.

Facilitating Restorative Conferences (28 CEU Hours)


TRAINING DETAILS: Restorative conferences help to satisfy people's need to repair harm. Those who have been harmed have the chance to tell those who harmed them how they have been affected. Those who caused the harm gain empathy and understanding — not only for those directly affected, but for others who were impacted by their actions such as family, friends and co-workers. Then those who have harmed have a chance to make amends and shed the “offender” label, ultimately breaking the cycles of misbehavior and disruption.

Participants will learn:



  • True stories that illustrate the emotional dynamics and healing potential of restorative conferences as compared to
    more punitive approaches.

  • Interactive exercises that help to identify who should be invited to a conference and how to prepare them for the
    conference.

  • Reintegrating people who have caused harm back into their community.


Presenter: Elizabeth Smull, MS, CADC, Lecturer

Who should attend:


Community leaders who want to gain foundational Restorative Practices skills to support survivors of homicide, prisoners, people in reentry and families of prisoners.

Eligibility:


To enroll in this training participants must commit to conduct a 2 hour (minimum) presentation of the 4-day training with at least 15 people they outreach to attend in a setting you choose. The presentation must be done within 45 days after the 4-day training is completed.

COVID-19 VACCINATION AND BOOSTER ARE REQUIRED.

If interested, contact Julio Escobar.

Download the flyer.
Address
Mercy Center
2300 Adeline Dr.
Burlingame
C