Events

THE MYSTICS, EARTH AND YOU: LOVING YOUR PLACE IN THE FAMILY OF THINGS

Guelph, ON. Loyola House – Ignatius Jesuit Centre. NEW! In the sweet days of spring, with inspiration from mystics of old and new – such as Teilhard de Chardin, Mary Oliver, Hildegard of Bingen and Francis of Assisi – we will explore and deepen our place in the great family of things that is Creation. Through inspirational talks, hands-on experiential meditations with nature, silence, communal prayer, Eucharist and individual spiritual direction, we will deepen the holy communion we share with the natural world, God and one another. 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.

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.

SILENT RETREAT FOR MEN AND WOMEN

Pickering, ON. A silent Ignatian retreat for young professionals (age 21-40) at Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre. Fr. John D. O’Brien, S.J. will facilitate the retreat which will offer tools of discernment for those seeking greater clarity about God’s will in their lives. Cost: Suggested offering of $220 per person. This includes accommodation, meals, program and spiritual direction. Contact: 905-839-2864 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

HEALING AFTER ABORTION

Queensborough, ON. Project Rachel at St. Mary of Egypt Refuge helps women and men who are still hurting as a result of a past abortion experience to find healing, forgiveness and reconciliation. Project Rachel offers accompaniment, counselling, personal presence and support, and other services at any time they are needed by women or men. Retreats are offered at least twice yearly, generally in May and October. These provide a beautiful and secluded setting, personal and shared reflection, a compassionate, non-judgemental leadership team, and accompaniment through the steps of healing. The two retreat dates for 2019 are May 31-June 2 and November 1-3. Contact (in confidence) for more info: (416) 629-8264 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ICON WORKSHOP (THERESE OF LISIEUX)

Arnprior, ON. Galilee Centre. Suzanne Massie and Michelle Reis-Amores will lead a spiritual retreat focused on St. Therese of Lisieux and the gift she is to our spiritual growth. Participants will engage in the Christian sacred art form of iconography. It is a workshop suitable for all levels of painting experience from none to professional. All materials and tools, including gessoed boards, paints and brushes, gold leaf, photos and line drawings, etc., are supplied. This retreat will begin with registration at 6pm June 2 and run until 11am June 7. Cost: Single $740, Commuter $500. Web: www.galileecentre.com. Register at 613-623-4242 ext 21 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

3-DAY DIRECTED 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.

GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT: PRAYERS OF PENTECOST

Cobourg, ON. Villa St Joseph, 445 Monk St. Sr. Mary Rowell, csj, leads this retreat day in celebration of Pentecost with grateful reflections on the gifts of God for the people of God. In the ever-present Spirit, how are we called to be sacred presence in our world? Cost of $40 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..

COME TO THE WATER

Harrow, ON. Holy Names Villa. 829 Woodbridge Dr. From June 7, 7 pm, to June 9, 2 pm. Come and experience time set apart for prayer, reflection, reading and relaxation with the Lord, while sitting in contemplation on the shore of Lake Erie at Holy Names Villa. Facilitated by Joe Quinn, csb, and Janine Rocheleau, snjm, this weekend will include presentations on the water theme and will conclude on Sunday with Eucharist and lunch. This weekend is limited to eight people on a first-come basis. Single occupancy, $200; double occupancy, $125 per person. Further details will provided after confirming registration. 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.

FAMILY DAY AT THE VILLA

Cobourg, ON. Villa St Joseph. A day of family fun and exploring nature, with practical workshops for children and adults, and prayerful reflection on ways in which we are called to live simply in light of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’. The day includes a picnic lunch. Facilitated by the Villa team and Mary Helen Moes. Freewill offering. To register, call 905-372-2741 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

6-DAY SILENT GUIDED RETREAT

Lethbridge, AB. Martha Retreat Centre, Doug Jeffrey, OMI, will direct this retreat using various texts from the Synoptic Gospels where Jesus is teaching about prayer. Cost is $630. To register, call 403-328-3422. 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. This unstructured day, from 9 am to 4 pm, offers opportunity for personal prayer, relaxation and connection with God’s creation. Cost of $30 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. or call 519-253-1383 to register.

WOMEN TOGETHER RETREAT

Mississauga, ON – Queen of Apostles. Come and receive a “Faith Lift.” Call 905-278-5229 for information or to register.

THE LITTLE PRINCE RETREAT: A WEEKEND WITH A CHILDHOOD FRIEND

Guelph, ON. Loyola House – Ignatius Jesuit Centre. NEW! The Little Prince, Saint-Exupéry’s tender balm, written for hearts chafed by disappointments, is the perfect companion for re-enchanting our adult world. A quiet spiritual master, the Little Prince will teach us to inhabit the deserts of our lives with more beauty, friendship and grace. Facilitated by Greg Kennedy, SJ. 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.

6-DAY SILENT PREACHED RETREAT FOR MEN AND WOMEN

Cochrane, AB. Mount St. Francis Retreat Centre. “A Profound Mystery,” facilitated by Fr. Robert Mitchell, OFM, and the Retreat Team. Suggested offering of $600 per person, with a booking deposit requested of $50. Retreat begins with supper at 5:30pm on Monday. Contact: 403-932-2012 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SUMMER TRAINING AND PRACTICUM IN SPIRITUAL DIRECTION

Guelph, ON. Loyola House – Ignatius Jesuit Centre. Is your ministry in giving spiritual direction or in leading retreats? Consider strengthening your skills through the Summer Training and Practicum in Spiritual Direction. Find out more at www.loyolahouse.com. There is an application process, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 519.824.1250 ext 266.

SUMMER TRAINING AND PRACTICUM IN SPIRITUAL DIRECTION

Guelph, ON. Loyola House – Ignatius Jesuit Centre. Is your ministry in giving spiritual direction or in leading retreats? Consider strengthening your skills through the Summer Training and Practicum in Spiritual Direction. Find out more at www.loyolahouse.com. There is an application process, 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. John the Baptist proclaims, “I have baptized you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” (Mark 1:8). What does this mean? What happens to us as we emerge from this new baptism? How do these two baptisms connect in our lives, as well as connect our lives to the sacred font of all cleansing and creating? These are some of the important questions to be raised and pondered during this retreat. Facilitated by Greg Kenney, SJ, this retreat is limited to 20 participants. Some individual direction available. Cost: $792. Register online at www.loyolahouse.comor contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.a> or by calling 519.824.1250 ext 266.

8-DAY DIRECTED RETREAT

Guelph, ON. Loyola House – Ignatius Jesuit Centre. Is your ministry in giving spiritual direction or in leading retreats? Consider strengthening your skills through the Summer Training and Practicum in Spiritual Direction. Find out more at www.loyolahouse.com. There is an application process, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 519.824.1250 ext 266.

RETREAT DAY FOR PARISH SECRETARIES AND PARISH WORKERS

Mississauga, ON – Queen of Apostles. 9am to 3pm. Register by phoning 905-278-5229.

CATECHESIS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD FORMATION COURSE, LEVEL 1 PART 1B

Montreal, QC. Monte Carmelo Parish. A Christian formation experience for adults working with the 3-6 year old child in a parish or school setting. Based on Montessori education principles, acclaimed for its sound theology and attention to the developmental capacities of children. Offered by The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Association of Canada. Go to www.cgsac.ca to download the registration brochure or to view other courses offered.

SPIRITUAL DIRECTORS' WORKSHOP

Guelph, ON. Loyola House – Ignatius Jesuit Centre. This workshop, based on the dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, provides an experience of the principles of discernment and the practice of decision making as found in the Exercises. It is meant for those who are interested in learning how to direct others or to refine and refresh their directing skills including experience in directing and being directed. A prerequisite for this workshop is to have made the Spiritual Exercises in daily life (Annotation 19) or in a closed setting (Annotation 20). Cost: $1,740. There is an application process, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling

BEING HEART-PRESENT

Roches Point (Keswick), ON. Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre on the shores of Lake Simcoe. Facilitator: Brenda Peddigrew, RSM. Enjoy the beauty and sacred space of Loretto Maryholme as you learn to deeply inhabit your own life, with a clearer capacity to be present in the everyday. 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.

CATECHESIS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD FORMATION COURSE, LEVEL 1 PART 2

Ottawa, ON. Good Shepherd Parish. A Christian formation experience for adults working with the 3-6 year old child in a parish or school setting. Based on Montessori education principles, acclaimed for its sound theology and attention to the developmental capacities of children. Offered by The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Association of Canada. Go to www.cgsac.ca to download the registration brochure or to view other courses offered.

8 & 6-DAY DIRECTED SILENT RETREATS

Roches Point (Keswick), ON. Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre on the beautiful shores of Lake Simcoe, offers an opportunity to receive the gifts of silence in this sacred space. 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.

7-DAY SILENT DIRECTED RETREAT FOR MEN AND WOMEN

Cochrane, AB. Mount St. Francis Retreat Centre. Retreat title: “Presence,” facilitated by the Retreat Team. An individual Director will accompany you on your spiritual journey. Suggested offering: $650. Retreat begins with supper at 5:30pm on Sunday. Contact: 403-932-2012 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

8 & 6-DAY DIRECTED SILENT RETREATS

Roches Point (Keswick), ON. Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre on the beautiful shores of Lake Simcoe, offers an opportunity to receive the gifts of silence in this sacred space. 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.

9TH ANNUAL ECOLOGY RETREAT

Colborne ON. Jericho House, Leadership, Social & Ecological Justice and Spirituality Retreat Centre. Sr. Kathleen Duffy, SSJ, will facilitate an ecology retreat: Teilhard's Mysticism: Spiraling into the Cosmic Christ. Cost: residents: $500; commuters: $370. Register by phone 905-834-0553 or text: 905-933-1330. More info: www.jerichohouse.org

RETREAT ON THE SPIRITUAL PATH OF ST. IGNATIUS

Montreal (Pierrefonds), QC. Villa Saint-Martin will host a retreat facilitated by Mark Thibodeaux, SJ, renown author of Armchair Mystic, God’s Voice Within, God, I Have Issues and Reimagining the Ignatian Examen. Fr. Thibodeaux will present reflections on the spiritual path of St. Ignatius and will help participants to tell God about their own spiritual paths and to listen within for God’s response. Cost: $492. Contact us to register: 514-684-2311 ext 0, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

5-DAY DIRECTED RETREAT

Arnprior, ON. Galilee Centre. Fr. Roy Boucher, OMI, Fr. Richard Kelly, OMI and Sr. Lucille Germain, CSJ will lead this retreat in an environment of silence, as a part of a praying community retreatants will discern the ways of God through prayer. Each day you will meet with your spiritual director to speak of your life and prayer. Your director will ask you questions, give you scripture passages or suggest other ways to pray. You will spend the next 24 hours praying, walking in the grounds of Galilee, napping or just being quiet. Cost: $650. Web: www.galileecentre.com. Register at 613-623-4242 ext 21 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.