Mercy Center Burlingame California

MERCY CENTER BURLINGAME

A Place to Meet in Quiet Beauty

 

SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM MERCY CENTER DIRECTOR

Dear Friends of Mercy Center,

 

The leadership of the Sisters of Mercy have decided upon a temporary closure of Mercy Center to the public beginning on Friday, March 13, 2020 until April 7, 2020. At that time we will reassess and determine if we need to keep the building closed longer.

 

This decision was based on the general recommendations for our area by the San Mateo County Health Officer Statement https://www.smchealth.org/coronavirus and the recommendations from the CDC to cancel any non-essential gatherings in order to limit exposure to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). It is also our wish to be compassionate in the midst of this health crisis and to help keep people heathy in mind, body, and spirit.

 

I’ve been reflecting on what it means for the whole world to respond to this health situation. It is a moment for us all to pause and consider if we might do things differently. On Saturday morning, after a few weeks of very dry weather in the Bay Area, I noticed that the rain had transformed the trees and the greenery all around us, awakening them with buds bursting forth with vivid colors. Nature is literally springing forward and responding with new life! It gives me hope at this time, that the challenges that may lay ahead are all a part of the cycle of life. It is up to us to respond with courage and love.

 

Blessings of health and wellness,

 

Mary A. DuQuaine, Mercy Center Director

 

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Spirituality, Direction and Meditation Programs

For more than 30 years, Mercy Center Burlingame has been a pioneer in the formation of Spiritual Directors through the Art & Practice of Spiritual Direction program. Learn more about Art & Practice, Centering Prayer, East-West meditation, and Sacred Journey.

 

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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

 

VIDEO TOUR

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LENTEN AND TRIDUUM EVENTS AND RETREATS

IMPORTANT MESSAGE

There are no visits, retreats, programs or events at Mercy Center through April 7.

 

Triduum Retreat
Mercy Center Triduum Retreat
April 8 to Easter Sunday, 2020
Join us for Silence, prayer, Triduum liturgies in Mercy Chapel, spiritual direction, and time for rest and reflection.

This is unstructured retreat time. You are welcome to come even for an overnight visit. Spiritual direction must be reserved in advance.
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Exploring Sacred Paths
Exploring Sacred Paths: Courageous Women Inspiring Journeys of Faith
Mercy Burlingame Art Gallery
March 1 to April 30, 2020

This self-guided spiritual retreat features original paintings by Sally K. Green. Discover INSIGHT and INSPIRATION to guide your own path of renewal.

learn more/free retreat

 

NEW AND COMING SOON
Deep Living Retreat with Roxanne Howe Murphy
Living at the Intersection of our Finite and Infinite Nature with acclaimed author and Enneagram educator Roxanne Howe-Murphy, Ed.D. April 16-18, 2020
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Colette Lafia Retreat
Love Like the Mystics: A day retreat with author and spiritual director Colette Lafia. April 17, 2020 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
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Veronica Mary Rolf Retreat
Suddenly There is God: The Story of Our Lives in Sacred Scripture
Retreat with author Veronica Mary Rolf.
Sat May 2, 10 am to Sun May 3 after lunch.
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Silent Ignatian Retreat
Silent Ignatian Retreat
with Marilyn Granucci, Bernadette Hart, RSM, Sharon Chiarucci, and Fr. Paul Rossi. journey with us for a week at beautiful Mercy Center!
June 7-13, 2020
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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

 

EAST-WEST SPIRITUAL TALKS

Mercy Center audios, videos, photos and PDFs are all copyrighted materials and may not be reposted or redistributed without prior permission. Contact mwerlin@mercywmw.org with requests to repost Mercy Center media.

Mercy walking path

East-West Meditation Talks
The East-West meditation program continues to grow and flourish. These talks by retreat teachers and meditation leaders share insights into Christian spirituality, Zen practice, and Buddhist meditation.

Mercy Zendo

Greg Mayers Retreat Talks
Fr. Greg Mayers, emeritus director of the Mercy Center East-West Meditation program, speaks on Christian spirituality and Zen practice, and offers practical teachings applicable to people of all faiths.

Fr. Greg Mayers

Greg Mayers Short Videos

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

HANDO AUDIO LIBRARY
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 at the intersection of Zen meditation and Christian spirituality. We are presenting a selection of Hando's retreat 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.

 

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