Events

The Incarnated Spirit

Montreal, QC. The Da Capo ensemble and Mohawk musician Tom Dearhouse will present a concert entitled The Incarnated Spirit with First Nations drums, sacred chants and Christmas carols in the Wendat language at Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel at 8 p.m. Tickets for the concert are $23 and available from www.lavitrine.com or 514-285-4545 xt 221.

 Henri Nouwen Retreat: A Life in Letters & Journals

Guelph, ON. Loyola House – Ignatius Jesuit Centre. Facilitated by Michael W. Higgins, this weekend retreat on Nouwen’s aching into holiness seems ideal for searchers keen on understanding his tireless quest for the Beloved. Cost: $260 (live-in); $160 (commuting). Register online at www.loyolahouse.com or contact registration@ignatiusguelph. ca or (519) 824-1250 ext 266.

 Three-Day Silent Retreat

Roches Point (Keswick), ON. Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre, on the beautiful shores of Lake Simcoe, offers an opportunity to receive the gifts of silence. Accommodation, meals, and spiritual direction are offered as part of these days. 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. Requests for private retreats and/or spiritual direction are welcome throughout the year.

Personal Retreat Days

Cobourg ON. Villa St Joseph. Wed 9:00am to Fri 4:00pm. Villa St Joseph offers a quiet and relaxing environment that supports prayer and a deepening awareness of God’s presence. The time and space is yours.  You may choose to come for the entire time or for a shorter stay. The Sisters at the Villa are available for spiritual direction during these days.  Delicious, homemade meals and snacks are provided. Coffee and tea available throughout the day ($80/day). To register, call (905) 372-2741, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

8-Day Directed Retreat

Guelph, ON. Loyola House – Ignatius Jesuit Centre. A directed retreat provides you with individual direction in an environment of silence and prayer, facilitating a deepening of your relationship with God. Cost: $792 (Note: retreat is half-price for new retreatants). Register online at www.loyolahouse.com or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (519) 824-1250 ext 266.

Sabbath Retreat

Cobourg ON. Villa St Joseph. Fri 7 pm to Sun 1 pm. Come away and embrace the gifts of silence in the spiritual journey. The prayerful stillness and beauty of nature offer a peaceful and life giving setting. Cost $160. To register, call (905) 372-2741, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Women's Lenten Retreat

Mississauga, ON. Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre, facilitated by the Centre Team. A journey for those are yearning for a more intimate relationship with our loving and living God. Pray, rest, renew, grow. Call (905) 278-5229 for more information or to register.

Silent Retreat for Men

Pickering, ON. Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre, 2325 Liverpool Rd. Fri 7 pm to Sun 1 pm. Fr. Gilles Mongeau, SJ, leads silent retreat in the Jesuit tradition. We will pray with the central wisdom of the Spiritual Exercises: our creation by a loving God, our salvation in Christ, our vocation to serve God and our neighbour with Christ. Cost: $185. Website: www.manresa-canada.ca Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Phone: 905-839-2864.

Day of Stillness

Cobourg ON. Villa St Joseph. Wed 9am to 4pm. A gathering of prayer invites you into silence and solitude. This unstructured day offers an opportunity for personal prayer, relaxation and connection with God’s creation. The cost is $30.00  and includes a delicious home cooked lunch and coffee breaks as well as a room to use for the day. To register, call (905) 372-2741, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Knowing the Heart of Jesus

Guelph, ON. Loyola House – Ignatius Jesuit Centre. Treat yourself to a time of prayerful rest with the One who loves you and longs to share his heart with you. This is a silent guided retreat facilitated by Bill Clarke, SJ. Spiritual directors will be available to offer personal prayer guidance. Cost: $260 (residential); $160 (commuting). Register online at www.loyolahouse.com or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (519) 824-1250 ext 266.

Directed Prayer Weekend

Guelph, ON. Loyola House – Ignatius Jesuit Centre. A directed prayer weekend is a time for you to come and see for yourself and to meet God in a new and personal way. You will have the opportunity of meeting several times with a spiritual director who will accompany you on your prayer journey. Cost: $260 (residential); $160 (commuting). Register online at www.loyolahouse.com or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (519) 824-1250 ext 266.

Finding Your Way

Guelph, ON. Loyola House – Ignatius Jesuit Centre. Are you wondering about your next step in life? Be part of this silent and guided retreat designed for people who need time and support in decision-making. Cost: $260 (residential); $160 (commuting). Register online at www.loyolahouse.com or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (519) 824-1250 ext 266.

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, OMI

Mississauga, ON. Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre. “Fear and her Many Children: Exploring the Roots and Origins of Religious Fear.” Weekend retreat led by Father Ron Rolheiser OMI. Call (905) 278-5229 for more information or to register.

Lenten Taize Retreat

Guelph, ON. Loyola House – Ignatius Jesuit Centre. Follow the Taizé monastic pattern of morning, noon and evening prayer. The Taizé weekend provides input and the opportunity of group sharing. There are times of silence. Cost: $260 (live-in); $160 (commuting). Register online at www.loyolahouse.com or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 519.824.1250 ext 266.

Three-Day Silent Retreat

Roches Point (Keswick), ON. Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre, on the beautiful shores of Lake Simcoe, offers an opportunity to receive the gifts of silence. Accommodation, meals, and spiritual direction are offered as part of these days. 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. Requests for private retreats and/or spiritual direction are welcome throughout the year.

Directed Prayer Weekend

Guelph, ON. Loyola House – Ignatius Jesuit Centre. A directed prayer weekend is a time for you to come and see for yourself and to meet God in a new and personal way. You will have the opportunity of meeting several times with a spiritual director who will accompany you on your prayer journey. Cost: $260 (residential); $160 (commuting). Register online at www.loyolahouse.com or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (519) 824-1250 ext 266.

New Life Retreat

Ottawa, ON. Looking for more meaning and more joy in your life? Looking for guidance in your faith journey? Seeking a new or deeper personal relationship with the living Jesus Christ? Join us for a dynamic, life-changing, faith-building experience in the Lord. Info: St. Mary’s Parish (613) 728-9811; email: office@stmarysottawa.ca

Five-Day Directed Retreat

Guelph, ON. Loyola House – Ignatius Jesuit Centre. A directed retreat provides you with individual direction in an environment of silence and prayer, facilitating a deepening of your relationship with God. Cost: $495. Register online at www.loyolahouse.com or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 519.824.1250 ext 266.

Holy Week 8-Day Retreat

Guelph, ON. Loyola House – Ignatius Jesuit Centre. This Holy Week retreat begins on the evening before Palm Sunday and ends on Easter Sunday with 9am Eucharist followed by 10am Brunch. Besides the Holy Week services, it includes a Service of Reconciliation on Wednesday evening. Cost: $792. Register online at www.loyolahouse.com or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 519.824.1250 ext 266.

Easter Triduum Retreat

Guelph, ON. Loyola House – Ignatius Jesuit Centre. This retreat begins at 8pm on Holy Thursday with the celebration of the Lord’s Supper and the Washing of the Feet. It includes time for personal and communal prayer as well as the opportunity to attend Triduum services. Spiritual direction is not normally provided for those who come only for the Triduum. It concludes on Easter Sunday morning with a 9am Eucharist followed by 10am Brunch. Cost: $297. Register online at www.loyolahouse.com or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 519.824.1250 ext 266.

 United in Your Love

West Kelowna, BC. Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 2547 Hebert Rd. Nelson Diocesan Charismatic Renewal Conference. Speaker: Fr. Dave Pivonka. Contact: Gladys Miller at 250-442-8589 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Silent Weekend Retreat

Pickering, ON. Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre, 2325 Liverpool Rd. Fr. Michael Knox, SJ, leads a silent retreat in the Jesuit tradition for men and women. Theme: St. Jean de Brebeuf: A Model of Christian Virtue for the Catholic in Canada. Spiritual direction available. Cost: $185. www.manresa-canada.ca. Register by phone: 905-839-2864 ext. 110 or email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In the Company of Women

Roches Point (Keswick), ON. Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre on the lovely shores of Lake Simcoe invites you to enjoy this beautiful space for 3-7 nights in relaxation. Visit www.lorettomaryholme.ca, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 905-476-4013 for more details. Requests for private retreats and/or spiritual direction are welcome throughout the year.

 Our Lady of Pentecost Gathering in the Spirit

Kelowna, BC. St. Charles Garnier Church, 3645 Benvoulin Rd. Theme: Comfort My People; You Show Me the Path of Life. Speaker: Cyril John, VP, ICCRS. Contact: Gladys Miller at 250-442-8589 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Register through Maria McManus, 250-707-1423.

MARIE ROSE PLACE

Windsor ON. Marie Rose Place, a ministry of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary and the Basilian Fathers of Sandwich offers a range of day retreats, workshops, spiritual direction, and days of personal spiritual enrichment. Visit our website for a description of offerings: www.marieroseplace.com. Register by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (519) 253-1383.