Mercy Center Burlingame California

MERCY CENTER BURLINGAME

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 ministry programs and retreats are known worldwide for their excellence and focus on contemplative spirituality.

 

Bring your group for a meeting Attend a retreat led by a teacher
Attend a longer program series Make a private individual retreat

 

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Mercy Center Calendar

EVENTS CALENDAR

Looking for a retreat? We offer retreats, workshops and events led by acclaimed teachers. Many retreats have the option for overnight stays in comfortable individual bedrooms. View the Calendar

 

SPIRITUAL DIRECTION PROGRAMS
The 2018-2019 sessions of our pioneering spiritual direction formation programs and our newly reformatted Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius are now open for application. Click the links, below, for program descriptions, dates and pricing, FAQs and resources.

SACRED JOURNEY
A Foundation in Contemplative
Christian Spirituality

Do you seek a deeper relationship with God? Are you called to compassionate service in your church or faith community? Apply soon!

Applications close Wed, Aug 29
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SPIRITUAL EXERCISES
Tues and Wed Session Spaces Open

A limited number of spaces for the Tuesday and Wednesday sessions of Spiritual Exerises are available. The program begins with a retreat for all participants on September 25.

Applications close Tue, Sep 11
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NEW AND COMING SOON
Jesus is Fully Human
Summer Workshop in Cantonese

with Sr. Janet Chau, RSM Sat, Aug 25, 2018
click to learn more and register
print Cantonese-language flyer
Welcoming Prayer Retreat
with Cherry Haisten
This weekend retreat provides an in-depth introduction, review, and immersion into the Welcoming Prayer. Aug 29-Sep 1, 2018 
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Fill Yourself with Delight
A low-cost day retreat led by Colette Lafia
Friday, Sep 14, 2018 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Tea and coffee provided, bring a bag lunch
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Year of Mercy Solidarity Events
Sep 16, Oct 21 and Nov 18, 2018
Conversations for Relationship Building
Celebration of The Year of Solidarity
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Silent Contemplative Retreat
with Martin Laird, O.S.A.,Professor of Early Christian Studies at Villanova Univeristy
October 11-14, 2018
learn more/register

 

VIDEO TOUR

  MERCY CENTER VIDEO TOUR

 

  Take a video tour of Mercy Center Burlingame.   

 

EAST-WEST SPIRITUAL TALKS - FR. GREG MAYERS
Fr. Greg Mayers

Short Videos

In this new series of short videos, Fr. Greg Mayers explores essential questions of consciousness from a perspective informed by Christian spirituality and Zen practice.

Mercy Zendo

Retreat Audio
New! Easter 2018 retreat conference talks, and a new layout.
Fr. Greg Mayers, resident teacher of the East-West meditation program, speaks about Christian spirituality and Zen practice, and offers practical teachings applicable to people of all faiths.

HANDO AUDIO LIBRARY - FR. THOMAS HAND
Father Thomas Hand

The Hando Audio Library
Fr. Thomas Hand, S.J. ("Hando"), founder of the East-West Meditation program at Mercy Center, led retreats that exploried the intersection of Eastern meditation and Western spirituality. We are now offering a selection of talks from 1991-2004.

Mercy Walking Path

The Zen Christian Path
Two videos of Fr. Thomas Hand filmed at Mercy Center.

Walking the Zen Christian Path: A personal account of the path.

Ever Ancient, Ever New: Video from 2005 East-West conference.

 

CENTER RESOURCES
  We can connect you to an experienced spiritual director
  Mercy Center audio talks, teacher videos, and articles
  New art exhibits every two months at Mercy Center
  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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