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DEVELOPING OUR SPIRITUAL LIVES
The Men’s Spirituality program at Mercy Center Burlingame affords men an opportunity to explore, to examine, and to share our spirituality. As with all programs at Mercy Center, men of diverse faith and cultural backgrounds are welcome.
Brother Don Bisson, FMS, D.Min began the Men’s Spirituality program in 1994. The program has grown since then into workshops, a retreat, and quarterly dinner-discussions. At present, Saturday workshops in the spring and fall are offered, as well as a 4-day retreat each June. For the past two years we have held quarterly dinner discussions where we meet for dinner and have a discussion of a spiritual topic.
Men's Spirituality Retreat Feb 15-17, 2013. A self-directed retreat. Registration now open!
Our Workshops and Retreats
Presentations in the workshops and retreats draw from a wide range of resources including the Bible, contemporary and classic Christian writers, monastic and contemplative traditions, music, art, theology, and psychology. Workshops and retreats have covered topics such as Inviting the Soul to Work, Men and the Fire of Life, Men and Prayer, Raising Lazarus, and Men in Transition.
At the heart of our time together is rich and honest conversation with an intent to honor the varied spiritual journeys of all those present; to listen, laugh, pray, encourage, share, and open ourselves to the work of God in our lives, both individually and collectively.
What is Mercy Center Men’s Spirituality?
Talks by Huston Smith
In 2009, Huston Smith visited the Men's Spirituality retreat. The scholar of world religions addressed spiritual matters and offered personal recollections, including a memorable encounter with the mystic and poet Thomas Merton.
If you would like further information about the Men’s Spirituality program at Mercy Center Burlingame, please contact one of the following program members:
Al Chaquette 510.796.8340 (Fremont) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Nelson 650.726.4583 (Half Moon Bay) email: email@example.com
Dick Shinn 510.276.1576 (San Lorenzo) email: DickSh12@comcast.net
Chris Wehling 925.363.9663 (Martinez) email: firstname.lastname@example.org