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The Way of the Healer: Caregivers Retreat

June 6, 7, & 8

St. Joseph Capitola Catholic Community

435 Monterey Avenue   Capitola

Open To All Caregivers

This retreat will be a special time for caregivers to focus on

compassionate care for “self”- a respite from caring for others

Thought from the book, A Hidden Wholeness by Parker Palmer:

“When we are rooted in true self, we can act in ways that are life-giving for us and all whose lives we touch. Whatever we do to care for true self is, in the long run, a gift to the world.”

And, when we also experience how much God loves us as caregivers we can be at peace.

Friday June 6:       Welcoming 5:00pm, Dinner, Presentation to follow

                                     Close 9:00pm

 Saturday June 7:   Continental Breakfast – 8:30am, Presentations,

                                     Activities, Lunch, Discussion, Dinner, Prayer,

                                     Close 8:00pm

 Sunday June 8:     Breakfast, Presentation, Mass and Blessing

                                     Close 12:30pm


 Presenters: Al Davalle has an MA in Pastoral Ministries and also Clinical Pastoral Education. He is a chaplain at Stanford Hospital and Clinics. Susan Mahan has a PhD in theology with a specialization in Catholic spirituality. She has taught at Santa Clara University and done parish work and retreats for 25 years.

She also is the Adult Educator at St. Andrew Presbyterian, Aptos.


St. Joseph’s Parish Hall (Downstairs)


The cost for the three days will be $50.00, including meals

To register please contact Paching Aldolfo 662-3212, nonipaching at