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
2019 Retreat: Dreaming the Way Forward with John Philip Newell 7/16 - 7/18
Newell $275.00
Celtic Prayer Circle 8/1
  • Th  7-8pm
$0.00
Day of Mindfulness 8/3
  • Sa  9:30am-3:30pm
Silbert $50.00
Full Moon Labyrinth Walk 8/14
  • We  8-9pm
McGovern, RSM $0.00
Weaving a Nest for Stillness: A Contemplative Retreat Weekend 8/16 - 8/18
Rusowicz
Simpkinson
$360.00
Zen Spirit, Christian Spirit: An Interfaith Retreat 8/18 - 8/24
Kennedy, S.J., Roshi $80.00
Practicing Peace 9/7
  • Sa  1-5pm
Silbert
Silbert
$0.00
Full Moon Labyrinth Walk 9/14
  • Sa  7:30-8:30pm
McGovern, RSM $0.00
Celtic Prayer Circle 9/23
  • Mo  7-8pm
$0.00
Day of Mindfulness 10/5
  • Sa  9:30am-3:30pm
Silbert $50.00
Tending the Mystic Fire 10/5
  • Sa  9am-3:30pm
Moran $50.00
The Soul's Slow Ripening: Celtic Practices for Seeking the Sacred 10/11
  • Fr  9am-3:30pm
Valters Paintner $175.00
Returning to Life: a Journey of Becoming Whole During Grief and Loss 10/12
  • Sa  9:30am-3:30pm
Blencowe $95.00
Full Moon Labyrinth Walk 10/13
  • Su  6:30-7:30pm
McGovern, RSM $0.00
A Day of Self-Refreshment and Self-Reflection by the Sea 10/19
  • Sa  9:30am-3:30pm
Litalien $75.00
Radical Love: The Legacy of the Prophetic Traditions 10/25 - 10/27
Safi $390.00
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 Walk 11/12
  • Tu  4:30-5:30pm
McGovern, RSM $0.00
Welcoming the Wisdom of the Crone in Winter 11/16
  • Sa  9:30am-3:30pm
Blencowe $95.00
Day of Mindfulness 12/7
  • Sa  9:30am-3:30pm
Silbert $50.00
Full Moon Labyrinth Walk 12/12
  • Th  4:30-5:30pm
McGovern, RSM $0.00