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June 7-13, 2020
Sunday 6:00 pm to
Saturday 12:00 noon

$695 Overnight / $595 Commuter


"The Resurrection shows us that there is always hope. Whether or not we see it, it is there or, more precisely, He is there."


James Martin, SJ from Jesus: A Pilgrimage





Do you desire to experience more inner and outer silence? If so, come and journey with us for a week at beautiful Mercy Center. This is time in which we will revisit events in Jesus’ life and our own.

There will be daily Eucharistic celebrations, individual spiritual direction sessions, the Sacrament of Reconciliation (optional) on Friday afternoon, and evening prayer offerings, including Taizé.

There will also be opportunities for rest, walking the labyrinth, trails and the hallowed halls of Mercy Center.

Practitioners will be available for therapeutic massage and Healing Touch, and there will be opportunities for creative expression in the Art Room.




Marilyn Granucci is a spiritual director with many years of experience in directing the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Marilyn is currently the Spiritual Direction Resource person who assists people in finding spiritual directors through Mercy Center where she also facilitates days of prayer.

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 ministry. At Mercy Center Sr. Bernie sees people for spiritual direction, leads the Cancer Prayer Group, and assists with retreat events and programs.

Sharon Chiarucci is a spiritual director who has a great interest in the expression of spirituality through various art mediums. For a number of years, Sharon has been a director for her annual parish Busy Persons Retreat. She also offers spiritual direction on Oahu, Hawaii, and thanks to technology, has been able to offer direction to neighboring island residents.

Fr. Paul Rossi is a spiritual director who spent his sabbatical year at the Institute for Spiritual Leadership in Chicago with an emphasis on Spiritual Companioning. He is currently one of the celebrants at Sunday liturgies at our Mercy Motherhouse chapel.  Fr. Paul is also a former pastor at St. Raphael and St. Pius parishes and a former teacher at Serra and Marin Catholic High Schools.





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Overnight registration includes:

  •  Single bedrooms; dormitory-style bathrooms; kitchenette on each floor
  •  Locally-sourced fresh produce, soups, salad, vegetarian and meat entrees
  •  Guests are welcome to bring foods to supplement our meal service
  •  We cannot provide all-vegan or special dietary menus



Please read all of the following before making a registration payment:

  •  Online registrations are transacted on a secure web server
  •  An account is optional—your credit card data is not stored 
  •  We accept MasterCard and Visa only, USA and Canada
  •  Please select either Overnight or Commuter registration
  •  Mercy Sisters and Associates select RSM-BurlAssoc rate  

When you have entered your contact and billing information and are ready to complete the online transaction:




If there is an error message, or if you do not receive a confirmation email, please do not run the transaction again. Contact We’ll confirm your registration and provide assistance if needed.


Overseas Residents: Please do not register online. Email We will assist you in registering for this retreat.

Or call (650) 340-7474 for registration information.

For questions about the retreat, call Marilyn Granucci at 650-340-7416.

Prior attendance at a Spiritual Exercises retreat is not required.





Please read our updated cancellation and refund policy.