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A Day of Gratitude


Friday, November 17, 2017
10:00 am to 3:00 pm

$30 - Bring a bag lunch

"Gratefulness is the heart of prayer." Brother David Steindl-Rast

During this season of Thanksgiving, come and join us for a day to reflect on all that we have been given. We will begin with mindfulness breathing to slow us down and open us more fully to the gifts and surprises of this day.

From Brother David we will learn a simple gratefulness practice that he calls: Stop, Look, and Go.

There will be opportunities to create a Gratitude box and to allow music, poetry, imagery, and the beauty of nature and art to awaken our senses and nurture our spirits.




Carmella Gingerelli Dautoff is a Spiritual Director and Retreat leader trained at Mercy Center. She uses Sacred Movement/Body Prayer to awaken the body, move the soul and open the heart.

Marilyn Granucci is currently the Spiritual Direction resource person who assists people in finding spiritual directors through Mercy Center. Marilyn is also a director of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.

Bernadette Hart, RSM is a skilled teacher, spiritual director, and group leader with experience in elementary schools, parish work, hospital chaplaincy, assisting elders, and vocation ministrpy. At Mercy Center, Sr. Bernie sees people for spiritual direction, leads the Cancer Prayer Group, and assists with retreat events and programs.




Learn more about connecting with a spiritual director.




Please read all of the following information.

  •  We accept MasterCard and Visa, USA and Canada only.
  •  Creating an account is optional. Credit card data is not stored.
  •  Registration for this event is nonrefundable.

Or call (650) 340-7454 for registration assistance. These low-cost retreats are made possible by the generosity of our donors.