Events

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. 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.

Baptism by the Spirit: A Guided Retreat

Guelph, ON. Loyola House – Ignatius Jesuit Centre. NEW! To share in the freedom of the children of God, we must be in process of being baptized by the Spirit. If we have it, “the Spirit of God and our spirit bear united witness that we are children of God” (Romans 8:16). How does God do it? What can we do to help it? Facilitated by John Govan, SJ, this retreat is limited to 12 participants. Some individual direction available. 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.

Training Program & Workshops in Spiritual Direction

Guelph, ON. Loyola House – Ignatius Jesuit Centre. Interested in learning the fundamental skills in ongoing spiritual direction and directing 3 to 8-day retreats or to refine and refresh your directing skills? Check out www.loyolahouse.com for information on Spiritual Direction Training programs and workshops.

Little Design Rebirthing Experience

Arnprior, ON. Galilee Centre. Facilitators: Sr. Monica Hartnett, CSJ & Sr. Rosemary O’Toole, CSJ. We will study a NEW commentary on the prophetic-mystical text of The Eucharistic Letter. This session gives a comprehensive experience of study and living the way of Little Design. The retreat begins Monday afternoon June 26 and ends at 1pm on Wednesday July 5. Cost: Single $990 (Cdn). Call to pre-register (613) 623-4242 ext 21 for more info www.galileecentre.com

Guided Retreat - Befriending Silence in Everyday Life

Roches Point (Keswick), ON. Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre on the beautiful shores of Lake Simcoe offers an opportunity to discover the Contemplative Practice that is available in everyday life. Facilitator: Brenda Peddigrew, RSM. Accommodation, meals and spiritual direction are offered as part of these days. 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.

6-Day Directed Retreat

Terence Bay, NS. Seton Spirituality Centre. Treat yourself to a retreat in a setting of natural unspoiled beauty near the shores of Terence Bay. Register early as space is limited. Spiritual guidance available: Lorraine d’Entremont, SC and Evelyn Williams, SC. Cost: $450. Register online at www.setonspiritualityctr.ca or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (902) 852-4212.

5-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.

Medical Assistance in Dying: Why the Catholic Church Thinks the Way it Does

Arnprior, ON. Galilee Centre. This workshop is for anyone, Catholic or not, who is seeking deeper answers to the issue of medically-assisted dying. If you are wondering what medically-assisted dying means from a Christian faith-based perspective, this workshop is for you. Facilitator: David B. Perrin, PhD. Call to pre-register (613) 623-4242 ext 21. Early Bird Price if registering before May 16: Single-$290, Double-$270, Commuter-$190. For more info www.galileecentre.com

Ontario CWL Convention

Thunder Bay, ON. The Ontario Provincial Council invites you to the 70th Annual Convention. Theme: "Inspired by the Spirit - Women Respond to God's Call." Registration Deadline: June 8. Contact: Anna Tremblay at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.cwl.on.ca

Directed 5-Day Silent Retreat

Roches Point (Keswick), ON. Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre on the beautiful shores of Lake Simcoe provides an opportunity each day to meet with a spiritual director as you take time to receive the gifts of silence waiting for you. 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.

Contemplative Retreat and Little Design Enrichment

Arnprior, ON. Galilee Centre. Daily spiritual direction available for 4 days followed by communal sessions of Little Design Enrichment for the weekend. (This retreat is recommended for those who have been to the Le Puy, France, Ottawa or Galilee Centre sessions.) July 10-16: $700; July 10-14: $450; July 14-16: $265. Call to pre-register: 613-623-4242 ext 21 for more info, or visit www.galileecentre.com

July Guided Retreat: “Living From the Depths”

Kingston, ON. Facilitators: Jan Novotka, assisted by Marie Larkin. Across the planet people are experiencing a shift into a dimension of consciousness that perceives and functions from a place of wholeness, of oneness. As we relax and let go into the depths of our being we begin to realize and experience this Sacred Reality of Oneness. Join us as we open and soften our hearts in order to perceive and live from this deeper dimension, a shift that is transformative, healing, and potentially life altering. Integral to this retreat will be input, creative and experiential processes, singing, personal time, and communal silent sitting. Cost: $525. Call to register at Providence Spirituality Centre: (613) 542-8826 by June 28. More info: www.spiritualitycentre.ca

8-Day Retreat

Mississauga, ON. Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre. Facilitator: Archbishop Sylvain Lavoie, OMI. Call to register: 905-278-5229.

Private Directed Retreat for Women

Mississauga, ON. Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre. Call to register for a couple of days or more: 905-278-5229.

6-Day Directed Retreat

Terence Bay, NS. Seton Spirituality Centre. Treat yourself to a retreat in a setting of natural unspoiled beauty near the shores of Terence Bay. Register early as space is limited. Spiritual guidance available: Lorraine d’Entremont, SC and Evelyn Williams, SC. Cost: $450. Register online at www.setonspiritualityctr.ca or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (902) 852-4212.

Directed 8-Day Silent Retreat

Roches Point (Keswick), ON. Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre on the shores of Lake Simcoe provides an opportunity each day to meet with a spiritual director as you take time to receive the gifts of silence waiting for you. 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.

Contemplative Retreat

Guelph, ON. Loyola House – Ignatius Jesuit Centre. Facilitated by Fr. John Govan, SJ, this retreat offers you an opportunity to learn about quiet prayer and understand what God is doing when nothing seems to be happening. It is helpful for people who already have a relationship with God and are beginning to feel called to let God take the lead. Space is limited to 12 participants. Cost: $792. There is an application process. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (519) 824-1250 ext 266.

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. 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.

Nature Directed Retreat

Terence Bay, NS. Seton Spirituality Centre. The beauty of open skies, fresh winds, surging ocean surf and quiet waters often serve as our opening to God. This retreat will take advantage of the quiet unspoiled beauty of Terence Bay to lead us deeper into God and ourselves. Director: Evelyn Williams, SC. Cost: $450. Register at www.setonspiritualityctr.ca or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (902) 852-4212.

79th Annual Pilgrimage to the Shrine of St. Ann

Cormac, ON. Guest Speaker: Most Reverend Christian Riesbeck C.C. V.G, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Ottawa. Theme: "Evangelical Hearts." More details at www.cormacpilgrimage.com

7-Day Directed Retreat

Cochrane, AB. Mount St. Francis Retreat Centre. Spend time in prayer and reflection in our peace filled pastoral setting, overlooking the Rocky Mountain foothills. An individual Director will accompany you on your spiritual journey. Cost: $650. Booking deposit of $50 is required. Retreats begin with supper at 5:30pm on Sunday. To register, please call: (403) 932-2012 or e-mail: 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. 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.

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.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level III Formation Course

Guelph, ON. A formation experience for adults working with the 9-12 year-old child, in a parish or school setting, offered by The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Association of Canada. For further information, please contact Therese Wright at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or www.cgsac.ca, to download your copy of the registration brochure for this course.

August Guided Retreat: “Savouring Life in Every Season”

Kingston, ON. Facilitator: Fr. Thomas Ryan, CSP. Awareness and acceptance of the realities of aging, health challenges and the loss of loved ones can bring a clarity and richness to the limited, precious moments of life, and foster a special care for relationships and priorities. This will be both a “retreat” and an “advance.” In addition to the leader’s presentations, we will employ a variety of methods such as reflection, discussion, journaling, and guided meditations to awaken on a deeper level to the gift of life that is ours to live now. Cost: $525. Call to register at Providence Spirituality Centre: (613) 542-8826 by Wed July 26. More info: www.spiritualitycentre.ca. Those who prefer a directed retreat are also invited to register. $495 or $75/day.

Finding God in this Confusing World

Arnprior, ON. Galilee Centre. This retreat is for people willing to ask the difficult questions of life and to go deeper into the mystery of this reality. Facilitator: Fr. Jim Clarke. Call to pre-register (613) 623-4242 ext 21. Early Bird Price if registering before July 11: Single-$310, Double-$290, Commuter-$210. For more info: www.galileecentre.com

One Rock Festival of Faith

Redwood Meadows (Tsuut’ina), Calgary, AB. Please join us for this amazing Festival of Faith, filled with good music and inspirational talks in its 8th year. “Celebrating Canada’s 150 birthday” is the theme for One Rock this year: "The mighty one has done great things for me, and holy is his name." Lk 1:49. Young adults and their families are encouraged to join us. For further information, call Raluca Ungureanu at (403) 218-5548 or visit our website www.onerock.ca

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. 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.

Precious Embers - Catching the Fire (Ex 3:2)

Kelowna, BC. Catholic evangelist, Peter Thompson of Calgary, will be featured speaker at Our lady of Pentecost Gathering in the Spirit. Theme of the event, in the golden jubilee year of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, will be Precious Embers - Catching the Fire. (Ex. 3:2). Fr. Sylvester (Obi) Ibekwe, chaplain of the gathering, will also be a featured speaker. For registration, contact Maria McManus: 250-707-1423, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

7th Annual Pilgrimage in Honour of Our Lady of Kibeho and St. Josephine Bakhita

Midland, ON. Canadian Martyrs' Shrine. 9:30am-3:30pm. Theme: "Lord, send out your Spirit and renew the face of the earth."-Ps 104.30. The day's events include: Eucharistic Celebration with Bishop Vincent Nguyen, Auxiliary Bishop of Toronto, Teaching of the Word of God (please bring your Bible), Adoration, Sharing and Witnessing, and Youth Play in honour of Our Lady. Coach Bus pick up from East/West End Parishes in Toronto. Info: Audrey (905) 472-3337, Eileen (905)479-7343.