Summer 2017

Welcome to our first eNewsletter!

Walnut Grove lives on! We aren't gone just because we're not at East Broadway anymore. Walnut Grove will always be a cultural and family center that resides in our hearts. WE are Walnut Grove! We carry the Walnut Grove mission and message with us wherever we go. Join us in spreading the word as we continue accompanying women one by one on the path to holiness and happiness.

Letter from the President

Dear Cooperators and Friends,

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Walnut Grove Cultural Center, warm greetings!

As you may be aware at this time, Walnut Grove has moved out of East Broadway Street. There is the old adage that goes "A house it not a home". Indeed, while Walnut Grove gave up its home of eleven years, its spirit continues to live in the hearts of all of you, our cooperators and friends, as we have witnessed you follow us to St Bede’s Catholic Church for our monthly recollections.

Many have offered and opened their homes to host our other activities. For that we are grateful. As an organization eager for growth, we look forward to reaching out to a larger group of people with whom we can communicate and share our vision. St. Josemaria said, "Why fly like a barnyard hen when you can soar like an eagle?" (The Way #7.) Moving out of the comforts of Broadway St. was our first bold step towards this goal. Even as we explore and study the best direction to take, we shall continue the professional, cultural and spiritual formation we are committed to provide.

Please visit our website at to stay up-to-date on our future plans and activities. For now, we have decided to move to a digital newsletter platform in order to communicate more easily with all of you as often as needed. Ask your friends to sign up on the website to receive the WGCC eNewsletter too. As we move forward, we need your continued support. Talk to your family, friends and colleagues about Walnut Grove activities everywhere and invite them to the next recollection in your area. As we dream of expanding our outreach to more women of all ages, an important part of that dream is to eventually find a site that we can one day call “our home.” In the meantime, thank you for your unwavering apostolic and financial support. Walnut Grove growth depends -in no small way- on your loyal generosity! We look forward to seeing you at our Christmas Event and Donor Appreciation Day on Dec. 9th. Look for details in our announcement below.

Cheers, Cynthia Abesa

Opus Dei News from Around the World

By way of introducing our new prelate, Msgr Fernando Ocariz, we would like to share with you his recent pastoral letter, dated September 24, 2017. He writes to us about, among other things, the primary concern of our Christian vocation to reach out to young people.

To read, click here.

Upcoming Events

Walnut Grove Christmas Party and Donor Appreciation

Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017

2:00 to 4:00 pm

At the home of Joyce & Vinh Tran

in La Canada

(near St. Bede's Church)

Walnut Grove Mother-Daughter Tea

Saturday, April 14, 2018

More Details to follow

New Venues



St Bede's the Venerable Church

215 Foothill Blvd.

La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011


Every 2nd Thursday

9:30 am to 12:30 pm with Mass at noon.

Every 4th Monday

6:00 pm to 8:45 pm with Benediction

Confession begins at 5:30 pm

Faith and Reason Series


Beverly Center

6904 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036


Time: 10:00 am to 12:45 pm

Dates for current year:

October 21, 2017

November 4, 2017

December 2, 2017


Did you know you can also donate online?


You can write a check payable to:

Walnut Grove Cultural Center

and mail to


PO Box 895 Montrose

Montrose, CA 91021

And don't forget WG when shopping

1) Go to:

2) Select Walnut Grove Cultural Center as your charity. We get 0.5% of eligible purchases to our organization without any additional cost to you.

3) Spread the word to your friends and family.

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