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 2017-2018

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

Centering Prayer
Our Practice, Our World

with Joy Andrews Hayter
November 5, 2017
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East-West Fall Zen Sesshin

with Fr. Greg Mayers Roshi
A Zen experience for all meditators
November 5-10, 2017
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Espiritualidad Latina

12 de Noviembre de 2017 y
11 de Febrero de 2018
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Year of Outreach and Solidarity

A program of the Sisters of Mercy
This year-long series of free events highlights the sacredness of each member of the human family. Begins Nov 5, 2017
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Centering Prayer and Relationship Between Contemplation and Action

with Amber Sturgess and Ruah Bull
November 17-19, 2017
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A Day of Gratitude
with Carmella Gingerelli Dautoff
Marilyn Granucci and Sr. Bernie Hart, RSM
November 17, 2017
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FORMATION PROGRAMS
MC Labyrinth

Art & Practice of Spiritual Direction

The 2018-2020 session opens for applications on February 15, 2018.
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Supervision Practicum 2018

A summer residential program for experienced spiritual directors who have been in ongoing supervision. Application period is now open.
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NEW LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

Spirituality in Leadership

A new series co-facilitated by Sr. Mary Waskowiak, RSM and certified coach Rey Friel. Presentations by experienced leaders, video, discussion and roleplay. Persons of diverse backgrounds welcome! Certificate on completion of the program. The application period opens on November 1. Onsite meetings begin March 3, 2018.

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DON BISSON 2018

Men's Issues in Spiritual Direction

A workshop for men, and for women who journey with men in a spiritual direction relationship or any helping relationship.
Saturday January 6, 2018
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Dreamwork: A Spiritual Practice

A new daylong workshop for developing practical skills in understanding dreams for discernment, prayer, and images of God.
Sunday January 7, 2018
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Conference: A Prophet for Our Times

Thomas Merton's writings and statements left a prophetic vision for our time. Today, we are witnessing a regression on critical societal, spiritual and environmental issues. By staying with Merton's own words, we are challenged to confront racism, violence, shadows and war. Come together to create community and engage our world in the light of wisdom.

Sat-Sun January 13-14, 2018
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CENTER HIGHLIGHTS AND MEDIA

  FACILITIES VIDEO

 

  watch a video about our conference facilities and environment

  SPIRITUAL TALKS

 

  Listen to talks from Fr. Greg Mayers' retreats and zen sesshins.

  HANDO AUDIO LIBRARY

 

  Listen to talks by East-West program founder Fr. Thomas Hand, S.J.

  BOOKS AND GIFTS

 

  Books on spirituality & personal growth, hand-selected gifts

 

VISITS AND RESOURCES
  Spend a few hours at the Center. Call 650.340.7474
  All spaces are full. New reservations beginning January 5, 2018.
  All spaces are full. New reservations beginning January 5, 2018.
  We can connect you to an experienced spiritual director
  Mercy Center audio talks, teacher videos, and articles
  New! A very special exhibit of Mercy Center artworks
  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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