For the safety of everyone at the SMC, we ask that all guests be fully vaccinated.

Programs and Workshops

We are available to various groups and parishes for a retreat day or weekend, various workshops, groups and classes. Small groups are welcome to come to our Center, or a member of our staff may present or facilitate a workshop or day of prayer at another site.  

Call  for reservations for retreats or requests for meeting with a spiritual director at 619-224-9444

Interviews for the Spiritual Exercises in daily life are ongoing.  See below.

The First Spiritual Exercises

The First Spiritual Exercises

Inner Peace in the Service of God
If you are looking for a prayerful approach to discerning your service of God, The First Spiritual Exercises is a good road to follow.

Meeting twice a week, the retreatant joins the group on Mondays and meets individually with their spiritual director once a week.  

  • March 14 to April 11, 2022
  • From 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Suggested offering: $ 250.

A morning of Lenten Prayer

A morning of Lenten Prayer

The Center would like to introduce Juliet Mousseau RSCJ from the Franciscan School of Theology.  She will lead a Lenten morning of prayer and reflection.

A Heart of Love and Mercy
Lent gives us time to prepare for the ultimate gift of God: Jesus Incarnate among us.  This presentation draws on the Gospels to illuminate the tender mercy and love of God for each one of us.

Haden-Style Dream Group

Haden-Style Dream Group

Christopher Mathews recently completed the M.A. in Christian Spirituality and Spiritual Direction at the Institute for Pastoral Studies. (Loyola University of Chicago)  In addition he is completing the 2 year dream workers formation program of the Haden Institute (Asheville, N.C)

Chris will be offering a 6 week experiential introduction to the Haden Institute method of group dream work at the Spiritual Ministry Center in May and June of 2022. 

A Deeper Look at the Enneagram


This course is aimed at those who already are familiar with the Enneagram but are looking to understand it more deeply.  We will cover the intelligence centers, the movement in the arrows, and subtypes.  This class will allow for a lot of Q an A, so you can get the questions you have answered to deepen your working relationship with the Enneagram.