Contemplative Practices

Mercy by the Sea offers numerous contemplative programs and retreats. Some, such as Centering Prayer, Mindfulness and Labyrinth Walks are held weekly and/or monthly.  Directed and themed retreats, most of which are held in silence, are scheduled throughout the year.

All focus on deepening our awareness of the Sacred, both within and without.

Program Dates Times Instructor Cost
Full Moon Labyrinth Walks 2/19
  • Tu  5:30-6:30pm
McGovern, RSM $0.00
My Bible, My Prayerbook 3/8
  • Fr  10:30am-12pm
Cook, RSM, PhD. $15.00
My Bible, My Prayerbook 3/15
  • Fr  10:30am-12pm
Cook, RSM, PhD. $15.00
"I AM Who I AM:" The Invitation at the Heart of Centering Prayer 3/16
  • Sa  9:30am-4pm
Simpkinson
Rusowicz
$65.00
Celtic Prayer Circle 3/19
  • Tu  6-7pm
$0.00
Full Moon Labyrinth Walks 3/19
  • Tu  6-7pm
McGovern, RSM $0.00
My Bible, My Prayerbook 3/22
  • Fr  10:30am-12pm
Cook, RSM, PhD. $15.00
Day of Mindfulness 3/23
  • Sa  9:30am-3:30pm
Silbert $50.00
My Bible, My Prayerbook 3/29
  • Fr  10:30am-12pm
Cook, RSM, PhD. $15.00
The Divine Feminine, A Mirror in the Soul 3/30
  • Sa  9:30am-3:30pm
Blencowe $110.00
A Weekend of Mindfulness: Living in Harmony with Ourselves, Others and the Earth 4/5 - 4/7
Silbert
Silbert
$350.00
A Day of Self-Refreshment by the Sea 4/6
  • Sa  9:30am-3:30pm
Litalien $50.00
Grief's Lessons of Loss and Promptings of Hope 4/14
  • Su  9:30am-4pm
Irish $70.00
2019 Triduum Retreat 4/18 - 4/21
Staff & Friends
Quinnan, SJ
$350.00
Mutual Radiance: Exploring the Gift of Blessing with Gunilla Norris 5/4
  • Sa  9:30am-4:30pm
Norris $75.00
Blossom and Sea: A Nature Journaling Retreat 5/11
  • Sa  9:30am-3:30pm
Blencowe $110.00
Returning the Gift: What Does the Earth Ask of Us? A Weekend Retreat with Robin Wall Kimmerer 5/17 - 5/19
$165.00
Full Moon Labyrinth Walks 5/18
  • Sa  7:30-8:30pm
McGovern, RSM $0.00
Day of Mindfulness 6/1
  • Sa  9:30am-3:30pm
Silbert $50.00
Full Moon Labyrinth Walks 6/17
  • Mo  8-9pm
McGovern, RSM $0.00
Contemplative Ways of Being: A Silent Retreat 6/23 - 6/30
Fish, OSB CAM. $775.00
Day of Mindfulness 6/29
  • Sa  9:30am-3:30pm
Silbert $50.00
Full Moon Labyrinth Walks 7/15
  • Mo  8-9pm
McGovern, RSM $0.00
2019 Retreat: Dreaming the Way Forward with John Philip Newell 7/16 - 7/18
Newell $275.00
Day of Mindfulness 8/3
  • Sa  9:30am-3:30pm
Silbert $50.00
Full Moon Labyrinth Walks 8/14
  • We  8-9pm
McGovern, RSM $0.00
Zen Spirit, Christian Spirit: An Interfaith Retreat 8/18 - 8/24
Kennedy, S.J., Roshi $675.00
Practicing Peace 9/7
  • Sa  1-5pm
Silbert $0.00
Full Moon Labyrinth Walks 9/14
  • Sa  7:30-8:30pm
McGovern, RSM $0.00
Day of Mindfulness 10/5
  • Sa  9:30am-3:30pm
Silbert $50.00
Full Moon Labyrinth Walks 10/13
  • Su  6:30-7:30pm
McGovern, RSM $0.00
A Weekend of Mindfulness: Living in Harmony with Ourselves, Others and the Earth 11/1 - 11/3
Silbert
Silbert
$350.00
Full Body Presence Overview 11/2
  • Sa  9am-4:30pm
Ficken, M.Div. $70.00
Full Moon Labyrinth Walks 11/12
  • Tu  4:30-5:30pm
McGovern, RSM $0.00
Day of Mindfulness 12/7
  • Sa  9:30am-3:30pm
Silbert $50.00
Full Moon Labyrinth Walks 12/12
  • Th  4:30-5:30pm
McGovern, RSM $0.00