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Women's Fall Retreat

Gananoque, ON. Glen House Resort. Women of all ages are invited to this weekend of inspiration. Theme: Be Joyful in Hope. Keynote speaker: Josephine Lombardi. For more information or to register: www.womensfallretreat.com.

SILENT RETREAT FOR MEN & WOMEN

Pickering, ON. Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre, 2325 Liverpool Rd. Fr. John Sullivan, SJ, will lead a silent retreat in the Jesuit tradition. Theme: We love because he first loved us: Our discipleship as a response to God’s love, mercy and grace. Runs from 7 pm on Sept. 21 to 1 pm on Sept. 23. Suggested offering: $220 per person, which includes accommodation, meals, program and spiritual direction. Web: www.manresa-canada.ca. Register by phoning 905-839-2864 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Day of Stillness

Cobourg, ON. Villa St. Joseph, 445 Monk St. An unstructured day of silence and solitude with the opportunity for personal prayer, relaxation and connection with God’s creation. From 9 am to 4 pm. Cost is $30, which includes lunch and snacks. To register, call 905-372-2741; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Reader Appreciation Night

Mississauga, ON. Queen of the Apostles Retreat Centre, 1617 Blythe Rd. Readers of Living with Christ are invited to Mass, celebrated by Gilles Mongeau, SJ, at 6:30 pm, and a talk at 7:30 pm by Joe Gunn, executive director of Citizens for Public Justice and author of Journeys to Justice. For more info, call 1-877-702-7773, ext 2386. RSVP by Sept. 17 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

St. Francis Retreat Day

Cobourg, ON. Villa St. Joseph, 445 Monk St. Sr. Linda Gregg csj, facilitates an historical and spiritual portrait of St. Francis in his time. The peacemaking and creation-centred aspects of his journey and spirituality will be developed and seen as pathways for our time. Cost is $40, which includes lunch and snacks. To register, call 905-372-2741; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Walking with the Freedom of God

Kingston, ON. Providence Spirituality Centre. Deacon Bill Gervais facilitates overnight retreat based on Saint Paul’s words, “Do not worry,” through prayer, reflection, sharing and discussion of our understanding of God, Jesus’ parables and other biblical references. Cost: $75. Arrival 6-6:30 pm; Session 7 pm. To register, call 613-542-8826 by Sept. 21. More info: www.spiritualitycentre.ca.

NATIONAL ROSARY RALLY

Canada-wide Rosary Rally for bringing Canada back to God, and protecting her from evil. Pray the rosary wherever groups can gather – churches, , as families, in front of government buildings or schools or by watching the livestream of the rally. 7 pm ET; 4 pm PT. See website, www.RosaryCoastToCoast.ca.

LIVING GRATEFULLY

Windsor, ON. Marie Rose Place. 318-320 Randolph St. Janine Rocheleau, snjm, & Joe Quinn, csb, help retreatants discover how the practice of gratefulness is at the heart of all Christian spirituality and is the gateway to happiness. Noon to 3:30 pm. Suggested offering: $15, which includes soup and finger-foods. For more info, visit www.marieroseplace.com. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 519-253-1383 to register.

SILENT RETREAT FOR MEN

Pickering, ON. Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre, 2325 Liverpool Rd. Fr. Robert Foliot, SJ, will lead a silent retreat in the Jesuit tradition from 7 pm on Oct. 12 to 1 pm on Oct. 14. Theme: We too can be transformed. Suggested offering: $220 per person, which includes accommodation, meals, program and spiritual direction. Web: www.manresa-canada.ca. Register by phoning 905-839-2864 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CINEMA DIVINA

Windsor, ON. Marie Rose Place. Noon to 3:30 pm. 318-320 Randolph St. Cinema Divina is rooted in the lectio divina model. Cinema Divina requires a disposition to embrace movies as a spiritual experience where one listens to/watches for the inspiration and movement of God. Using movie clips and short videos, Anne Shore will help retreatants learn to pray using Cinema Divina and have opportunities to experience God’s movement in us. Suggested offering: $15, which includes soup and finger-foods. For more info, visit www.marieroseplace.com. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 519-253-1383 to register.

THE QUEST FOR MEANING TODAY

Windsor, ON. Marie Rose Place. 318-320 Randolph St. Dr. Norma King will lead an exploration of ways in which we may search for, discover and live out an authentic sense of identity and worth, purpose and belonging. Noon to 3:30 pm. Suggested offering: $15, which includes soup and finger-foods. For more info, visit www.marieroseplace.com. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 519-253-1383 to register.

GRACE AT THE MOVIES: 'MARTIAN CHILD'

Windsor, ON. Marie Rose Place. 318-320 Randolph St. A recently-widowed science fiction writer considers adopting a hyper-imaginative orphaned boy who believes he is from Mars. The new father discovers that being a parent means anything is possible. Noon to 3:30 pm. Joe Quinn, csb, & Janine Rocheleau, snjm, will lead discussion. Suggested offering: $15, which includes soup and finger-foods. For more info, visit www.marieroseplace.com. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 519-253-1383 to register.

Finding God in the Heart of Our Suffering – Spiritual Resilience

Kingston, ON. Providence Spirituality Centre. Hilary Musgrave & Monica Brown facilitate retreat on the urgency to find God in the nitty gritty of our human struggle and broken humanity. They will offer a creative reflective space to ponder where God can be found in our human experience and how our faith can support and sustain us on life’s journey. Cost: $235. Arrival 6-6:30 pm; Session 7 pm. To pre-register call 613-542-8826 with deposit asap. Full payment by Oct. 4. More info: www.spiritualitycentre.ca.

PARLIAMENT OF WORLD'S RELIGIONS

Toronto, ON. Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 222 Bremner Blvd. The 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions will welcome more than 10,000 delegates from 80 countries representing nearly 200 religious, spiritual and Indigenous traditions to Toronto for the largest global interfaith gathering. For more info, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 312-629-2990. Website: www.parliamentofreligions.org/

SILENT RETREAT FOR MEN

Pickering, ON. Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre, 2325 Liverpool Rd. Fr. Joseph Schner, SJ, will lead a silent retreat in the Jesuit tradition from 7 pm on Nov. 2 to 1 pm on Nov. 4. Theme: Jesus, One With Us. Suggested offering: $220 per person, which includes accommodation, meals, program and spiritual direction. Web: www.manresa-canada.ca. Register by phoning 905-839-2864 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

BOOK SERIES AND REFLECTION (Part 1)

Cobourg, ON. Villa St. Joseph, 445 Monk St., offers first of six Tuesday sessions on Longing for the Holy: Spirituality for Everyday Life, based on selected insights of Ronald Rolheiser, OMI. Sessions will be held from 7 to 8:30 pm on Nov. 6, 13, 20 and 27, and Dec. 4 and 11. Facilitated by the Villa Team. Cost: offering and cost of book. Part 2 begins January 8th for an additional 6 weeks. To register, call 905-372-2741, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

DAY OF STILLNESS

Cobourg, ON. Villa St. Joseph, 445 Monk St. An unstructured day of silence and solitude with the opportunity for personal prayer, relaxation and connection with God’s creation. From 9:30 am to 4 pm. Cost is $30, which includes lunch and snacks. To register, call 905-372--2741, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

LET'S TALK ABOUT DYING

Windsor, ON. Marie Rose Place. 318-320 Randolph St. Death is abstract. But dying is a process we must all go through. What do we know about this process? Are there things about it that can tell us who we are and what living means? Paul Rennick, csb, invites you to talk! Suggested offering: $15, which includes soup and finger-foods. Noon to 3:30 pm. For more info, visit www.marieroseplace.com. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 519-253-1383 to register.

THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE BIBLE

Cobourg, ON. Villa St. Joseph, 445 Monk St. This retreat day includes prayer, presentations and silent reflections on ways in which the Bible reveals a commitment to care of the earth and concern for those who are poor and vulnerable. Theme: Was Jesus ecologically sensitive? Facilitated by Sr. Mary Rowell, the day runs from 9 am to 4 pm. Cost is $40, which includes lunch and snacks. To register, call 905-372-2741 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CONNECTING WITH NATURE & CREATING A HOME ALTAR

Windsor, ON. Marie Rose Place. 318-320 Randolph St. Ruth Ann Wilhelm explores nature as a source of inspiration for prayer and meditation, along with creating a home altar as a place of prayer, meditation and study. Noon to 3:30 pm. Suggested offering: $15, which includes soup and finger-foods. For more info, visit www.marieroseplace.com. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 519-253-1383 to register.

REFLECTIONS ON SOME OF LIFE'S GREAT QUESTIONS - PART 1

Windsor, ON. Marie Rose Place. 318-320 Randolph St. How do I make sense of my lived life? What forces were at work beyond my control or comprehension? While there are many wrongdoings, there are many more “sins of omission.” What can I do differently in the time I have left? Paul McGill, csb, will provide input, and ample time will be provided for personal reflection. Noon to 3 pm. Suggested offering: $15, which includes soup and finger-foods. For more info, visit www.marieroseplace.com. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 519-253-1383 to register.

IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN THE OLD TESTAMENT: ABRAHAM

Windsor, ON. Marie Rose Place. 12-4 pm. 318-320 Randolph St. Abraham, the Father of three great religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, at the age of 75 heard these words from God: “Go away from your father’s house to a land I will show you” and he set forth on an epic journey. Janine Rocheleau, snjm & Joe Quinn, csb will lead a viewing of the story of Abraham from a 1993 television mini-series. Noon to 3 pm. Suggested offering: $15, which includes soup and finger-foods. For more info, visit www.marieroseplace.com. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 519-253-1383 to register.

GRACE AT THE MOVIES: 'THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS'

Windsor, ON. Marie Rose Place. 318-320 Randolph St. During World War II, eight-year-old Bruno and his family leave Berlin to live near the concentration camp where his father has become commandant. Bruno meets Shmuel, a Jewish boy of his age. Through the barbed-wire fence of the camp, the boys begin a forbidden friendship. It is an inspiring story about the power of the human spirit. Joe Quinn, csb & Janine Rocheleau, snjm, will lead the discussion and reflection. Noon to 3 pm. Suggested offering: $15, which includes soup and finger-foods. For more info, visit www.marieroseplace.com. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 519-253-1383 to register.

WHISPERS AND SHADOWS

Roches Point (Keswick), ON. Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre, on the beautiful shores of Lake Simcoe, offers an opportunity to wait in hope for new life and light to be revealed... with guided reflections in a quiet atmosphere. Facilitator Jane McDonell, ibvm. Visit www.lorettomaryholme.ca, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 905-476-4013 for more details.

AN ADVENT RETREAT DAY

Cobourg, ON. Villa St. Joseph, 445 Monk St. Sr. Mary Rowell facilitates a retreat day on Mary, Incarnation and Invitation: A Scriptural Journey for Advent and Christmas from 9 am to 4 pm. Set aside some quiet time to reflect on the true heart and meaning of Christmas. Cost is $40, which includes lunch and snacks. To register, call 905-372-2741 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ADVENT MOVIE: 'THE REMAINS OF THE DAY'

Windsor, ON. Marie Rose Place. 318-320 Randolph St. In the Gospel reading for the first Sunday of Advent, Jesus tells us to be watchful servants as we await his coming in glory. What does it mean to be a watchful servant? In The Remains of the Day, Anthony Hopkins plays the role of a butler who is watchful to the interests of his master, with disastrous results for himself and others. Noon to 3 pm. Joe Quinn, csb & Janine Rocheleau, snjm, lead the discussion and reflection. Suggested offering: $15, which includes soup and finger-foods. For more info, visit www.marieroseplace.com. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 519-253-1383 to register.

PERSONAL RETREAT DAYS

Cobourg, ON. Villa St. Joseph, 445 Monk St. Spend a day or two in silence and reflection on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario. Cost is $80 per day, which includes three meals, snacks and overnight. Runs from Dec. 6 at 9 am to Dec. 7 at 4 pm. To register, call 905-372-2741, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Advent: Love is Born!

Kingston, ON. Providence Spirituality Centre. Lucy Bethel, sp, facilitates Advent guided weekend retreat focused on the call to “wait” during Advent. Cost: $165. Arrival 6-6:30 pm; Session 7 pm. To register, call 613-542-8826 by Nov. 23. Those who prefer a directed retreat are also invited to register. Cost: $150. More info: www.spiritualitycentre.ca.

ADVENT SABBATH WEEKEND

Cobourg, ON. Villa St. Joseph, 445 Monk St. This time of reflection and silence is set aside so we may focus on the spiritual aspects of preparation for the season of Christmas. Our God wishes to be born once more into our hearts and lives. Cost of $160 includes meals and snacks. To register, call 905-372-2741, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

DAY OF STILLNESS

Cobourg, ON. Villa St. Joseph, 445 Monk St. An unstructured day of silence and solitude with the opportunity for personal prayer, relaxation and connection with God’s creation. From 9 am to 4 pm. Cost is $30, which includes lunch and snacks. To register, call 905-372-2741, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..