Day of Recollection in La Cañada
Sister Deborah Lorentz, Sister of Social Service, will lead a day of recollection at Descanso Gardens on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Oak Room at Descanso Gardens. The event is sponsored by the St. Bede the Venerable Roman Catholic Church Council of Women.

Sister Deborah is a licensed acupuncturist in the California. Seeing a need for healing of the mind, body and spirit, she offers a Christian healing practice that assists those who are searching for God to find physical and spiritual relief and relaxation.

The special event brings Christians together for prayer and renewal and will be followed by a celebration of Mass celebrated by St. Bede pastor Rev. Monsignor Antonio Cacciapuoti.

All are invited to attend this special event. Check in and hospitality will begin at 8:30 a.m. Attendance includes admission to the Gardens for the entire day. For reservations, contact Dorey Huston at (818) 303-5402 or contact Ms. Huston at

Space is limited so early reservations are urged.

Beca Lewis at CSL-La Crescenta
The Center for Spiritual Living – La Crescenta is hosting author Beca Lewis on Sunday, Feb 26.

Lewis is the author of “The 4 Essential Questions” and “Living in Grace.” She will be hosting “The Why, What How to Shift” workshop at the 10 a.m. service followed by an insightful workshop from noon to 2 p.m. Donation is $25.

CSL – La Crescenta is located at 4845 Dunsmore Ave. in  La Crescenta.

Meditation Classes Offered
Kadampa Meditation Center California is a non-profit organization that offers meditation classes to help people find inner peace and happiness. Currently, the center is offering a seven week course titled “Introduction to Buddhist Meditation: Happiness From a Different Source” in La Cañada and Glendale.

Friday mediation classes take place at the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA, 1930 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada Flintridge.

Friday classes are from noon to 1 p.m. on Feb. 17 and Feb. 24 and March 9, March 16, March 23 and March 30.

Sunday classes are from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Brand Park – Whispering Pine Teahouse, 1601 W. Mountain St. in Glendale.

Sunday classes are Feb. 12, Feb. 19, Feb. 26, March 11, March 18 and March 25.

The cost per session is $10. Call (323) 223-0610 or visit for more information.