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

 

LOOKING FOR A RETREAT OR EVENT?
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.

ART AND PRACTICE FLOW
An Internship for the Formation
of Spiritual Directors

 

Application period is now closed. To go on the waitlist, email us. The next session of the program runs Aug 2018-Nov 2019.


program information

SACRED JOURNEY
Foundational Year in Contemplative
Christian Spirituality

The next session of our Sacred Journey program runs September 2018-May 2019. If you have a desire to experience and explore contemplative processes, and a longing for a deeper relationship with God, this is the program for you!
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SPIRITUAL EXERCISES
of St. Ignatius 19th Annotation

Experience the Ignatian retreat in a new format designed for our busy lives. Intentional community, spiritual direction, days of peace at Mercy Center. Begins September 25.

Space is limited, so apply early. Application period will close when 6 spaces are filled.

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TAIZÉ YOUTH RETREAT

INEXHAUSTIBLE JOY

A Weekend of Prayer and Reflection with the Brothers of Taizé for young people 16-35. An opportunity to join in a community of faith.

Evening Prayer with the Brothers of Taizé will be open to the public from 8:00 - 9:00 pm on May 18 and May 19 in Mercy Chapel.

Fri-Sat, May 18-19, 2018
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TAIZE PRAYER IN SAN JOSE

 

Casa de Clara, the Catholic Worker House in San Jose, will host an Evening Prayer in the Style of Taizé with two Brothers of Ecumenical Community.

Tuesday, May 22, 7:30 pm.
318 N. 6th Street, San Jose.
Contact Andrew@sjcw.org for details.

 

NEW AND COMING SOON
Living Comfort, Living Joy
NOW OPEN. A new 21-day spiritual journey led by Colette Lafia includes prayer, spiritual journaling and guided contemplative practice.
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Centering Prayer Intensive
with Catherine Regan and Joy Andrews Hayter. A retreat for those who have some experience of Centering Prayer.
May 20-26, 2018
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Ignatian Retreat
Sr. Bernie Hart, Marilyn Granucci, Fr. Joseph McHugh. This silent Ignatian retreat includes opportunities for individual spiritual direction.
June 10-16, 2018
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SELF-GUIDED ART RETREAT
Exploring Sacred Paths

Exploring Sacred Paths


Join us for three distinctive art exhibits by noted Bay Area artist Sally K. Green. Each is a unique self-guided spiritual retreat with its own theme.

UPDATE: Exhibit extended through May 31.

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VIDEO TOUR

  MERCY CENTER VIDEO TOUR

 

  Take a video tour of Mercy Center Burlingame.   

 

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

New! Videos of Fr. Greg Mayers

In this new series of short videos, Fr. Greg Mayers focuses attention on essential questions of consciousness, viewed from a perspective of Christian spirituality and Zen practice.

Mercy Zendo

Audio of Fr. Greg Mayers
Fr. Greg Mayers, resident teacher of the East-West meditation program, explores topics on 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
  Sacred Paths exhibits/spiritual retreats through April 30
  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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