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Malibu 2022 with Mary Greenan, FMA

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Special Guest: Mary Greenan, FMA

When: March 6-11, 2022

Where: Serra Retreat Center

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The present times continue to challenge the human spirit. This challenge calls us to befriend our limitations and grow our contemplation into active mysticism. These days are an invitation to journey through the dark night of these turbulent times to the depths of our heart-souls.  Then, as we entrust ourselves to the extravagance of God’s love encountered in that heart space, we give our consent to be irresistibly drawn to become hope to all.

While we are thrilled to again offer our programming in person, please be aware that we are requiring all participants to be fully vaccinated. We are also discerning about offering a livestreaming option.  If this would enable you to participate if unable to be there in person, please email the team at


Retreat cost: 

Single room - $1050 with deposit of $350

Shared room - $850 with deposit of $350

Scholarship - deposit $150

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Born in Ireland and raised in the south of England, Mary is an experienced educator, having taught at High School, College and Graduate School levels. She is a Salesian Sister with a deep love and understanding of people, especially the young. After six years in Rome, Italy at her congregational headquarters and visiting many parts of the world, in 1997 she joined the Institute of Salesian Studies in Berkeley as an adjunct lecturer at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology of the GTU. Presently she is engaged full time in workshops and retreats in this country and in other parts of the world. Her background in Salesian Spirituality and its active-contemplative way of life is the impetus of her most recent reflection and research. The union of the two, while still a work in progress in her own life, has become a profound passion for her. She delights in sharing this passion with energy and enthusiasm when given the opportunity.