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 Weekend with The Mary Paintings: Expressions of the Divine Feminine 1/24 - 1/26
Steinberg $375.00
Celtic Prayer Circle 2020 1/31
  • Fr  5-6pm
$0.00
In Her Likeness: Saint Brigid of the Isles 1/31
  • Fr  12-4:30pm
Daly, R.S.M.
Brown-Norko, MD
$40.00
Ash Wednesday: Lent's Threshold to "Creative Newness" 2/26
  • We  9:30am-3:30pm
Rusowicz $65.00
A Spring Sampler of Saints and How They Speak to Us Today 3/3
  • Tu  10:30am-12pm
Cook, RSM, PhD. $30.00
A Spring Sampler of Saints and How They Speak to Us Today 3/10
  • Tu  10:30am-12pm
Cook, RSM, PhD. $30.00
A Spring Sampler of Saints and How They Speak to Us Today 3/17
  • Tu  10:30am-12pm
Cook, RSM, PhD. $30.00
Celtic Prayer Circle 2020 3/19
  • Th  7-8pm
$0.00
A Day of Mindfulness 3/28
  • Sa  9:30am-3:30pm
Silbert $60.00
A Day of Mindfulness 4/18
  • Sa  9:30am-3:30pm
Silbert $60.00
Care and Prayer: Support and Inspiration for Those Engaged in the Holy Tasks of Care Giving 4/19
  • Su  9:30am-3:30pm
Norris
Roarke
$90.00
Enter the Chaos: Engaging Our Differences to Make a Difference 4/30 - 5/3
Galiardi OP
Sylvester, IHM
Solimar, PhD
$500.00
Celtic Prayer Circle 2020 5/1
  • Fr  7:30-8:30pm
$0.00
Full Moon Labyrinth Walk 5/7
  • Th  7:30-8:30pm
McGovern, RSM $0.00
A Day of Mindfulness 5/30
  • Sa  9:30am-3:30pm
Silbert $60.00
A Weekend of Mindfulness: Living with Ourselves, Others, and The Earth (June 2020) 6/5 - 6/7
Silbert
Silbert
$375.00
Full Moon Labyrinth Walk 6/5
  • Fr  8-9pm
McGovern, RSM $0.00
Celtic Prayer Circle 2020 6/22
  • Mo  8-9pm
$0.00
Compassionate Living: For Self, Others, the Marginalized and Mother Earth 6/27
  • Sa  9:30am-4pm
Bauer
Tacy
$85.00
Full Moon Labyrinth Walk 7/6
  • Mo  7:30-8:30pm
McGovern, RSM $0.00
Celtic Prayer Circle 2020 7/31
  • Fr  7:30-8:30pm
$0.00
Full Moon Labyrinth Walk 8/3
  • Mo  8-9pm
McGovern, RSM $0.00
A Day of Mindfulness 8/8
  • Sa  9:30am-3:30pm
Silbert $60.00
Zen Spirit, Christian Spirit: An Interfaith Retreat 8/16 - 8/22
Kennedy, S.J., Roshi $700.00
Full Moon Labyrinth Walk 9/2
  • We  7:30-8:30pm
McGovern, RSM $0.00
Practicing Peace 2020 9/12
  • Sa  1-5pm
Silbert
Silbert
$0.00
Celtic Prayer Circle 2020 9/22
  • Tu  6:30-7:30pm
$0.00
Full Moon Labyrinth Walk 10/1
  • Th  6:30-7:30pm
McGovern, RSM $0.00
A Day of Mindfulness 10/24
  • Sa  9:30am-3:30pm
Silbert $60.00
Portals to Prayer: A Day Exploring Ways to Enter Stillness and Openness to God 10/24
  • Sa  9:30am-3:30pm
Norris
Pendola
$90.00
Full Moon Labyrinth Walk 10/31
  • Sa  5:30-6:30pm
McGovern, RSM $0.00
Celtic Prayer Circle 2020 11/2
  • Mo  5:30-6:30pm
$0.00
A Weekend of Mindfulness: Living with Ourselves, Others, and The Earth (November 2020) 11/13 - 11/15
Silbert
Silbert
$375.00
Full Moon Labyrinth Walk 11/30
  • Mo  4:30-5:30pm
McGovern, RSM $0.00
Celtic Prayer Circle 2020 12/20
  • Su  4:30-5:30pm
$0.00