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
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
Earth and Antlers: The Ancient Power of the Divine Feminine 3/29
  • Su  9:30am-3:30pm
Blencowe $90.00
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 Caregiving 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
Earth Altars - Creating with Nature; Embracing Impermanence 5/3
  • Su  9:30am-3:30pm
Blencowe $75.00
Changing Climate: Solutions for Believers 5/5
  • Tu  10am-3pm
Morse, Ph.D.
Morse
$50.00
Full Moon Labyrinth Walk 5/7
  • Th  7:30-8:30pm
McGovern, RSM $0.00
Renewing Mind, Body, Spirit: Weekend Retreat for Wholeness 5/15 - 5/17
Litalien, MHSA, RN
Osora Erhart, RN, LMT
$405.00
A Day of Self-Refreshment by the Sea 5/23
  • Sa  9:30am-3:30pm
Litalien, MHSA, RN $80.00
A Day of Mindfulness 5/30
  • Sa  9:30am-3:30pm
Silbert $60.00
Conscious Grieving: Reweaving the Braids of Love 5/31
  • Su  9:30am-4:30pm
Irish $75.00
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 $100.00
Reduced to Joy: The Journey from Our Head to Our Heart 8/28 - 8/30
Nepo $500.00
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
The Crone: Naming and Reclaiming The Wise Woman 10/10
  • Sa  9:30am-3:30pm
Blencowe $90.00
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