Events

Journeying with the Beatitudes – Silent Guided Retreat

Lethbridge, AB. Martha Retreat Centre. The path of the Beatitudes in Matthew’s Gospel is a spiritual journey which carries us from where we are to becoming united to Christ in this world. Various films will be used to show how the Beatitudes reveal the mercy of God in our lives. Retreat begins at 7:30pm on the first day and closes after breakfast on the last day. Director: Monty Williams, SJ. Cost: $480. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (403) 328-3422.

Rachel’s Vineyard Weekend Retreats

Rachel’s Vineyard retreats offer healing for any woman or man who suffers the emotional or spiritual pain of abortion. If you or someone you know is suffering from an abortion experience, please call us. Confidentiality and privacy assured. Registration for the May 2017 retreat now available: (250) 762-2273, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.rachelsvineyardkelowna.com

Grieving Well

Windsor, ON – Marie Rose Place. 1pm-3pm. This presentation will look at your grief journey and recovery as well as honouring your loved one’s life and memory. Facilitator: Ruth Ann Wilhelm. Cost: $15. For info: www.marieroseplace.com. To register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (519) 253-1383.

The Divine Dynamics: A Spirituality of the Connectedness of All Things

Windsor, ON – Marie Rose Place. 1pm-4pm. Enrich and deepen your faith by exploring how the New Story, the Christian Story and your individual personal story are all woven together in one Divine Dynamic. Facilitator: Ferdinanda Van Gennip. Cost: $15. For info: www.marieroseplace.com. To register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (519) 253-1383.

Spirituality: The Invisible Ingredient in Health and Healing - 6th Biennial Spirituality Conference

Vancouver, BC – Conference program is available here. Early bird registration ends April 7. For further info: Elizabeth Turtle: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Women's ACTS Retreat

Mississauga, ON. Queen of Apostles. Amazing, spirit-filled experience. For details, please call 905-278-5229.

WEEKEND GUIDED RETREAT: “PRACTICING MERCY: KISSED BY MERCY, EMBRACED BY LOVE”

Kingston, ON. Facilitator: Fr. Philip Chircop, SJ. It has been said that mercy is the capacity to enter the chaos of another, facilitating healing, wellness and wholeness in the process. In this retreat we will explore what it means to believe in a God whose mercy is fresh every morning and our call to practice mercy in all our encounters, on a daily basis. Cost: $165. Arrival: 6-6:30pm; Session: 7:00pm. Call to register at Providence Spirituality Centre: 613-542-8826 by Fri Apr 21. More info: www.spiritualitycentre.ca

Dear Mr. Prime Minister

Windsor, ON – Marie Rose Place. 10am – 3:30pm. As Canada celebrates our 150 birthday, what do we as responsible Canadian citizens, want to do to make Canada a better place for ALL our citizens? We will explore what we would like to put into a letter to our prime minister and parliament regarding this desire. Facilitator: Paul McGill, CSB. Cost: $30, includes lunch. For more info: www.marieroseplace.com. To register: e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call: (519) 253-1383.

National March for Life

Ottawa, ON - Parliament Hill. Come to the 20th annual National March for Life. Join the 20,000 other marchers in support of life from conception to natural death. Tickets available for the Rose Dinner and Youth Banquet. More info: marchforlife.ca

Art Retreat - "Exploring the Divine Through Art"

Cobourg, ON. Villa St. Joseph. Sr. Pat St. Louis, CSJ will facilitate these days through the medium of art. You do not have to be an artist to participate. All skills levels and none are welcome to explore the divine through art. Cost: $170 (plus materials). More info: www.villastjoseph.ca. To register: 905-372-2741 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rational-emotive Behaviour Therapy

Windsor, ON – Marie Rose Place. 1pm-4pm. Rational emotive behaviour therapy focuses on uncovering irrational beliefs which may lead to unhealthy negative emotions and replacing them with more productive rational alternatives. Facilitator: Franklin Mizzi, CSB. Cost: $15. For more info: www.marieroseplace.com. To register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (519) 253-1383.

Day of Stillness

Cobourg, ON. Villa St. Joseph. A gathering prayer invites you into silence and solitude. This unstructured day offers opportunity for personal prayer, relaxation and connection with God's creation. 9:30am-4pm. Cost: $30, includes lunch and snacks. More info: www.villastjoseph.ca. To register: 905-372-2741 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Men's ACTS Retreat

Mississauga, ON. Queen of Apostles. For details: 905-278-5229.

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.

Soil & Soul: a Springtime Retreat

Guelph, ON. Loyola House – Ignatius Jesuit Centre. A springtime retreat when all around us the Earth is full of life, let our own prayer be about connecting with the God of life – in Earth and within ourselves – for all is God’s dwelling place. 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.

Quiet Day of Prayer

Windsor, ON – Marie Rose Place. 10am-3:30pm. Enjoy an unstructured day that allows time for personal prayer and reflection. Facilitators: Janine Rocheleau, SNJM and Fr. Joe Quinn, CSB. Cost: $15. Bring your own lunch. For more info: www.marieroseplace.com. To register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (519) 253-1383.

A Modern Witness To the Gospel: Oscar Romero

Windsor, ON - Marie Rose Place. 1pm-4pm. Come and be inspired as we reflect on the life and courage of this modern-day martyr. Facilitators: Janine Rocheleau, SNJM and Joe Quinn, CSB. Cost: $15. For more info: www.marieroseplace.com. To register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (519) 253-1383.

Male-Female Relationships for Couples

Windsor, ON – Marie Rose Place. 1pm-4pm. This workshop will deal with perspectives on sexism. It is designed to help couples in their relationship. It is expected that both partners in the relationship will participate. Facilitator: Franklin Mizzi, CSB. Cost: $25 per couple. For more info: www.marieroseplace.com. To register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (519) 253-1383.

Silent Guided Retreat

Lethbridge, AB. Martha Retreat Centre. "Rather than a problem to be solved, the world is a joyful mystery to be contemplated with gladness and praise," Pope Francis, Laudato Si. Retreat begins at 7:30pm on the first evening and closes after breakfast on the last day. Director: Bishop Gerald Wiesner, OMI. Cost: $480. Contact: (403) 328-3422 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Open Day

Montreal (Pierrefonds), QC. Villa St. Martin. 1pm-5pm. A great opportunity to discover the Jesuit work and its many activities! Contact us for more information or to register: (514) 684-2311 ext 0 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

3-Day Silent Retreat

Roches Point (Keswick), ON. Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre on the shores of Lake Simcoe offers an opportunity to experience the gifts of silence and enter more fully into the mystery of life. 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.

Private/Directed Retreat

Cobourgh, ON. Villa St. Joseph. A time to "Be still and know that I am God." The retreatant participates in a daily rhythm of direction, prayer, reflection and rest in order to discover more deeply the God within. Cost: $560 (direction is extra). To register: (905) 372-2741, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or www.villastjoseph.ca 

Men's ACTS Retreat

Mississauga, ON. Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre. Men ministering to men. Info: (905) 278-5229.

June Guided Retreat: "Images, Sounds and Thoughts of our Christian Faith Today"

Kingston, ON. Facilitator: Fr. Trevor Scott, SJ. Through guided meditations upon the lives and work of contemporary Christians, such as Brother Roger of Taize, Estonian composer Arvo Part, and Japanese novelist Shusaku Endo, this retreat will offer the opportunity to imaginatively deepen one’s Christian faith that is coloured by our era. Through encounter of these images, sounds, and thoughts they will hopefully encourage us to live our own lives of faith with renewed inspiration, creativity and boldness. Cost: $525. Arrival 2pm-4pm; supper 5pm; session 6:30pm. Call to register at Providence Spirituality Centre: (613) 542-8826 by May 31. More info: www.spiritualitycentre.ca. Those who prefer a directed retreat are also invited to register. $495 or $75/day.

6-Day Preached Retreat

Cochrane, AB. Mount St. Francis Retreat Centre. "Keeping an Open Mind About God," facilitated by Fr. Robert Mitchell, OFM. We proclaim God's message of life in abundance and provide an atmosphere of welcome, quiet and peace where retreatants grow spiritually. Cost: $600. Booking deposit of $50 is required. Retreat begins with supper at 5:30pm on Monday. To register: (403) 932-2012 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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.

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.

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.