My Year-End Gift
“I truly did not want to leave the peace and serenity I experienced here. I can’t wait to come back and live another retreat here to nurture my mind, body, and soul.” – John R., Retreatant
Peace, serenity, God’s love and spiritual renewal…these are common themes we want to share with you from the comments we receive from retreatants and guests who drive through the gates of Mater Dolorosa.
“It is truly a piece of heaven on earth. A place to get away from the worldly distractions and work on one's spiritual health.” – Sarah B., Retreatant
The retreat ministry at Mater Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center continues because of you - our Mater Dolorosa family. We thank you for your faithful support of the Passionist charism and ministry. It is through your spirit of generosity and thoughtfulness that since 1926 we have continued to provide a safe place for hope and healing for you and all who come to these sacred grounds.
We humbly ask you to make a year-end gift or sign up to make a monthly donation. Our goal is to raise $100,000 by December 31, 2023. Monthly giving helps us to plan and increase our ministries, including retreats, seasonal programs like Good Friday, online programs like Centering Prayer, as well as maintaining our beautiful and peaceful campus. Monthly giving is also good for donors; you can increase your impact by donating a little each month, rather than a larger amount once a year.
God gave His greatest gift to us on that first Christmas Day. May the wonder of it always guide and light your way and may you have the gift of faith, the blessing of hope and the peace of His love at Christmas and always.
Sincerely in Christ,
Fr. Bruno D’Souza, C.P.
Interim Retreat Center Director
For more information on supporting Mater Dolorosa please contact Melanie Goodyear, Director of Development at (626) 355- 7188, Ext 103 or MGoodyear@MaterDolorosa.org or Development Assistant Rachel Ramirez at RRamirez@MaterDolorosa.org.