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.

 

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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.

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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NEW AND COMING SOON
Retiro Ignaciano en Silencio
con Hna. Mariana Clifford Rodriguez
y acompañamiento espiritual personal.
13-15 de Julio 2018
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Women on the Mystical Path
A retreat for women with noted authors and scholars Veronica Mary Rolf and Eva Natanya.
August 4-5, 2018
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Silent Intensive Retreat
Opportunities for silent sitting, walking, and conversations with the teacher.
August 12-17, 2018
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Guided Autobiograpy Retreat
Liz Dossa and Sr. Joan Marie O'Donnell, RSM
Guided autobiography offers a structure to capture our joys and sorrows in writing.
August 17-19, 2018
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Embracing Life: A Welcoming Prayer Retreat with Cherry Haisten
This weekend retreat provides an in-depth introduction, review, and immersion into the Welcoming Prayer. Aug 29-Sep 1, 2018 
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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

Short Videos

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

Retreat Audio
New! Easter 2018 retreat conference talks, and a new layout.
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
  New art exhibits every two months at Mercy Center
  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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