Mercy Center Burlingame California

A Place to Meet in Quiet Beauty

Welcome to Mercy Center Burlingame, a ministry of the Sisters of Mercy. Our peaceful grounds and lovely retreat center, located on a 40-acre site 15 miles south of San Francisco, provide an inviting place to hold your nonprofit conference. Our programs are known for their excellence in contemplative spirituality. The labyrinth, meditation garden, chapel, and book and gift shop are usually available to tour, but we request advance notice for longer visits, and require reservations for overnight stays. Call (650) 340-7474 for further information.

CONFERENCES RETREATS AND PROGRAMS

 

CALENDAR
Mercy Center Calendar

CALENDAR 2017

Mercy Center offers overnight and day retreats, programs and events year-round
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UPCOMING RETREATS AND EVENTS
Conscious Aging

Conscious Aging Workshop

with Barbara Byrum
April 29, 2017

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Awakening the Seven Gifts of the
Holy Spirit in Times of Transition

with Colette Lafia, Spiritual Director
Friday, May 12, 2017
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Free Event: Art Reception

Imagine how differently we might experience others - meet artist Sally K. Green
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 2-4 pm
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Centering Prayer Intensive

Two tracks: intensive and post-intensive
Catherine Regan, Joy Hayter & Bill McLennan
May 21-27, 2017
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Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee Special Event

The Deepening Mystery of the Divine
Overnight stays available at a special rate
June 10, 2017  |  10:00 am to 4:30 pm
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Ignatian Silent Retreat

Come and join us for a week of silence in beautiful Mercy Center.
June 11-17, 2017
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Retiro Ignaciano en Español

Retiro en Silencio
Fin de semana 7-9 de Julio 2017

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SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Don Bisson Conference:

Times of Great Shadow

Sat-Sun, May 27-28, 2017

A special Memorial Day conference dedicated to service, peace and new consciousness. Options to stay overnight and for commuters to attend Saturday and Sunday sessions. 

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Coaching Intensive Weekend

with Mary Waskowiak, RSM
and Alfred DePew, MA
July 7-9, 2017

This Coaching Intensive probes the overlap of coaching and spiritual direction, doorways to the Soul. Participants receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the program.

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Soul Renewal: A Communal Response to the Call of our Time

 

A community gathering co-sponsored by Mercy Center and Bread of Life

 

Saturday July 15, 2017 10:00 am to
Sunday July 16, 11:00 am

 

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VISITS AND PRIVATE RETREATS
  Spend a few hours at the Center. Call 650.340.7474
  Unplug and unwind... experience a low-cost Unplugged Day
  Make a private or directed overnight retreat
  We can connect you to an experienced spiritual director

 

SPIRITUAL DIRECTION FORMATION
MC Labyrinth

Sacred Journey 2017-2018

Our foundational year in contemplative
spirituality—certificate on completion
registration open/learn more

 

Spiritual Direction Formation

Programs in spiritual direction formation
taught by experienced faculty
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CENTER HIGHLIGHTS AND MEDIA
  watch a video about our conference facilities and environment
  Listen to talks from Fr. Greg Mayers' retreats and zen sesshins.
  Listen to talks by East-West program founder Fr. Thomas Hand, S.J.
  New books on spirituality & personal growth, hand-selected gifts
  Spiritually enriching audios, videos, and articles
  Inspiring profiles about Mercy Center staff and volunteers
  New art exhibit every two months at Mercy gallery space
  First Fridays, 8 pm in Mercy Chapel - all are welcome
  Reserve Mercy Chapel for memorials & life celebrations

 

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Mercy Center provides a place where women and men can become more attentive to the presence of the Divine in their lives and in the world, and then respond more fully in care of the Earth and service to others – especially the poor and the vulnerable. Program fees don't cover our costs. Add your support through our secure donation website.

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