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
A Day of Self-Refreshment by the Sea 4/6
  • Sa  9:30am-3:30pm
Litalien $50.00
A Weekend of Mindfulness: Living in Harmony with Ourselves, Others and the Earth 4/5 - 4/7
Silbert
Silbert
$350.00
A Weekend of Mindfulness: Living in Harmony with Ourselves, Others and the Earth 11/1 - 11/3
Silbert
Silbert
$350.00
A Weekend Retreat with The Mary Paintings: Expressions of the Divine Feminine 1/25 - 1/27
Steinberg $375.00
Celtic Prayer Service 2/1
  • Fr  5-6pm
$0.00
Celtic Prayer Service 3/19
  • Tu  5-6pm
$0.00
Day of Mindfulness 3/23
  • Sa  9:30am-3:30pm
Silbert $50.00
Day of Mindfulness 6/1
  • Sa  9:30am-3:30pm
Silbert $50.00
Day of Mindfulness 6/29
  • Sa  9:30am-3:30pm
Silbert $50.00
Day of Mindfulness 8/3
  • Sa  9:30am-3:30pm
Silbert $50.00
Day of Mindfulness 10/5
  • Sa  9:30am-3:30pm
Silbert $50.00
Day of Mindfulness 12/7
  • Sa  9:30am-3:30pm
Silbert $50.00
Full Moon Labyrinth Walks 1/21
  • Mo  5:30-6:30pm
McGovern, RSM $0.00
Full Moon Labyrinth Walks 2/19
  • Tu  5:30-6:30pm
McGovern, RSM $0.00
Full Moon Labyrinth Walks 3/19
  • Tu  6:30-7:30pm
McGovern, RSM $0.00
Full Moon Labyrinth Walks 5/18
  • Sa  7:30-8:30pm
McGovern, RSM $0.00
Full Moon Labyrinth Walks 6/17
  • Mo  8-9pm
McGovern, RSM $0.00
Full Moon Labyrinth Walks 7/15
  • Mo  8-9pm
McGovern, RSM $0.00
Full Moon Labyrinth Walks 8/14
  • We  8-9pm
McGovern, RSM $0.00
Full Moon Labyrinth Walks 9/14
  • Sa  7:30-8:30pm
McGovern, RSM $0.00
Full Moon Labyrinth Walks 10/13
  • Su  6:30-7:30pm
McGovern, RSM $0.00
Full Moon Labyrinth Walks 11/12
  • Tu  4:30-5:30pm
McGovern, RSM $0.00
Full Moon Labyrinth Walks 12/12
  • Th  4:30-5:30pm
McGovern, RSM $0.00
Grief's Lessons of Loss and Promptings of Hope 4/14
  • Su  9:30am-4pm
Irish $70.00
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
My Bible, My Prayerbook 3/22
  • Fr  10:30am-12pm
Cook, RSM, PhD. $15.00
My Bible, My Prayerbook 3/29
  • Fr  10:30am-12pm
Cook, RSM, PhD. $15.00
Practicing Peace 9/7
  • Sa  1-5pm
Silbert $0.00
2019 Triduum Retreat 4/18 - 4/21
Staff & Friends $350.00
Blossom and Sea: A Nature Journaling Retreat 5/11
  • Sa  9:30am-3:30pm
Blencowe $110.00
Brigid's Mantle: A Day of Celtic Prayer and Tradition on the Feast of St. Brigid of Kildare 2/1
  • Fr  9:30am-2:30pm
Brown-Norko, MD
Daly RSM
$50.00
Contemplative Ways of Being: A Silent Retreat 6/23 - 6/30
Fish, OSB CAM. $775.00
"I AM Who I AM:" The Invitation at the Heart of Centering Prayer 3/16
  • Sa  9:30am-4pm
Simpkinson
Rusowicz
$65.00
The Divine Feminine, A Mirror in the Soul 3/30
  • Sa  9:30am-3:30pm
Blencowe $110.00
Zen Spirit, Christian Spirit: An Interfaith Retreat 8/18 - 8/24
Kennedy, S.J., Roshi $675.00