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SILENT RETREAT FOR MEN

Pickering, ON. Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre, 2325 Liverpool Rd. Fr. Doug McCarthy, SJ, will lead a silent retreat in the Jesuit tradition from 7 pm on Jan. 11 to 1 pm on Jan. 13. Theme: Contemplation: Finding God In All Things. 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..

GRACE AT THE MOVIES: 'THE PIANIST'

Windsor, ON. Marie Rose Place. 318-320 Randolph St. Janine Rocheleau, snjm, & Joe Quinn, csb, facilitate a viewing of the film, The Pianist, a true story of one man’s survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945. 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.

RETREAT DAY: ST. KATERI TEKAKWITHA

Cobourg, ON. Villa St Joseph, 445 Monk St. Sr. Linda Gregg, csj, will lead a retreat on North America’s first indigenous saint, tracing her beginnings from a smallpox epidemic, which left her orphaned when she was four years old. St. Kateri always sought God in nature and has been named a patron saint of ecology. Retreat runs from 9 am to 4 pm. 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..

INTRODUCING IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN THE OLD TESTAMENT: JOSEPH

Windsor, ON. Marie Rose Place. 12-4 pm. 318-320 Randolph St. The story of Joseph is found in the Book of Genesis, from chapters 37 through 50. Genesis spends more space on the story of Joseph than on any other character. In this DVD we will view the story of Joseph and gain insight into how his life changed the course of Israel’s history. Facilitated by Janine Rocheleau, snjm, & Joe Quinn, csb. Suggested offering is $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.

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

Guelph, ON. Ignatius Jesuit Centre. 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.

GRACE AT THE MOVIES: 'THE SOLOIST'

Windsor, ON. Marie Rose Place. 318-320 Randolph St. While wandering through skid row, Los Angeles columnist Steve Lopez spots a homeless man playing a two-stringed violin with a virtuoso’s skill. Lopez initially thinks of the man as just a story idea. But as he begins to unravel the mystery of Ayer’s strange fate, Lopez realizes a change is happening within himself. Janine Rocheleau, snjm, and Joe Quinn, csb, explore themes of homelessness, mental illness and the stereotypes and discrimination. 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 WOMEN

Pickering, ON. A silent retreat in the Jesuit tradition at Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre. Fr. Michael Coutts, SJ, will facilitate the retreat, “Jesus, a man for all seasons.” 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.. www.manresa-canada.ca

SILENT RETREAT FOR MEN AND WOMEN

Pickering, ON. A weeklong retreat in the Jesuit tradition at Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre. Fr. Doug McCarthy, SJ with Mary Bastedo will facilitate the retreat, “Loving God who is in love with us.” The silence and prayer of a retreat gives us the opportunity to clarify our image of God, to enter more deeply into God's love and to ponder ways of responding to that love. Hopefully a mid-winter retreat will do that for us. Cost: suggested offering of $450 per person. This includes 4 night’s 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.. www.manresa-canada.ca

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.

3-DAY SILENT RETREAT

Roches Point (Keswick), ON. Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre on the beautiful shores of Lake Simcoe offers an opportunity to take time to receive the gifts of silence waiting for you. Private accommodation, home-cooked 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.

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..

SILENT RETREAT FOR MEN

Pickering, ON. A silent retreat in the Jesuit tradition at Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre. Fr. Con Mulvihill, SJ, will facilitate the retreat, “Hope: The Invisible Virtue.” Cost: suggested offering $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.. www.manresa-canada.ca

INTRODUCING IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN THE OLD TESTAMENT: MOSES

Windsor, ON. Marie Rose Place. 318-320 Randolph St. Join Janine Rocheleau, snjm, and Joe Quinn, csb, to explore two themes from Exodus: faith in God and escape from slavery. Moses is one of the most important figures in the Old Testament and is often referred to by New Testament writers to explain Jesus’ mission. In this DVD, Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley (Ghandi) stars as Moses. Noon to 4 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.

NOTED MYSTICS AND THE CALL TO SOCIAL JUSTICE

Cobourg, ON. Villa St Joseph, 445 Monk St. Sr. Mary Rowell, csj, facilitates day of prayerful presentations and silent reflections on great mystics, including Saints Catherine of Siena, Ignatius of Loyola and Teresa of Avila as well as those closer to our time, Anglican mystic Evelyn Underhill, Thomas Merton and Dorothy Day. Cost of $40 includes lunch and snacks. Retreat runs 9 am to 4 pm. To register, call 905-372-2741 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

Winnipeg, MB. Holy Cross 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.

MEDIA MINDFULNESS

Windsor, ON. Marie Rose Place. 318-320 Randolph St. Media mindfulness is a strategy that integrates our faith practices with our digital media experiences. It uses critical thinking skills and questions media to discern the values and ideologies of media messages in the light of the values presented by Jesus. Anne Shore will present a media mindfulness strategy. 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.

3-DAY SILENT RETREAT

Roches Point (Keswick), ON. Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre on the beautiful shores of Lake Simcoe offers an opportunity to take time to receive the gifts of silence waiting for you. Private accommodation, home-cooked 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.

CREATOR RESHAPE MY HEART, GOD STEADY MY SPIRIT

Cobourg, ON. Villa St Joseph, 445 Monk St. Sr. Mary Rowell, csj, leads an Ash Wednesday retreat day, reflecting on Psalm 51 to prepare to live Lent and prepare for Easter. Cost of $40 includes lunch and snacks. Retreat runs 9 am to 4 pm. To register, call 905-372-2741 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

GRACE AT THE MOVIES: 'THE SHACK'

Windsor, ON. Marie Rose Place. 318-320 Randolph St. After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips receives a mysterious letter urging him to go to an abandoned shack in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, Mack journeys to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa. Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy. Janine Rocheleau, snjm, and Joe Quinn, csb, will explore how we experience God and where God is in suffering. 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.

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. Retreat runs from 9 am Thursday to 4 pm Friday. To register, call 905-372-2741 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SILENT RETREAT FOR WOMEN

Pickering, ON. Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre, 2325 Liverpool Rd. Fr. Paul Robson, SJ, will lead a silent retreat in the Jesuit tradition from 7 pm on March 8 to 1 pm on March 10. Theme: A Retreat with St. Kateri Tekakwitha. 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..

LENTEN SABBATH WEEKEND

Cobourg, ON. Villa St Joseph, 445 Monk St. Set time aside for reflection and prayer as we spend time in silence & holy waiting for the approach of Easter. Cost is $160. 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. 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..

SILENT RETREAT FOR MEN

Pickering, ON. Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre, 2325 Liverpool Rd. Fr. John Sullivan, SJ, will lead a silent retreat in the Jesuit tradition from 7 pm on March 8 to 1 pm on March 10. Theme: We love because he first loved us: Our discipleship as a response to God’s love, mercy and grace. 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..

A SPIRITUALITY OF THE KEY STAGES AND EXPERIENCES OF LIFE

Windsor, ON. Marie Rose Place. 318-320 Randolph St. Dr. Norman King will present a consideration of key events from birth through aging, how they may be lived well and their religious expression. 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.

LENTEN TAIZE WEEKEND 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.

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

Vancouver, BC. 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.

MARY MAGDALENE: FEMININE PRESENCE IN THE EARLY CHURCH

Windsor, ON. Marie Rose Place. 318-320 Randolph St. Mary Magdalene was known as the apostle to the apostles. Using information from scholarly sources, both written and YouTube, Ruth Ann Wilhelm will explore the feminine contribution to the early church and what that might mean for us today. 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.

ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL

Cobourg, ON. Villa St Joseph, 445 Monk St. This retreat day, running from 9 am to 4 pm, will explore our connections to all creatures as evidenced in our Judaic-Christian tradition and the lives of saints including St. Francis, Hildegard and the Celtic saints. Facilitated by Sr. Linda Gregg, csj. 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..

LES MISERABLES WEEKEND RETREAT

Guelph, ON. Loyola House – Ignatius Jesuit Centre. Facilitated by Dan Leckman, SJ, this guided retreat will use the movie/musical “Les Misérables” to help us explore the grace of God alongside our fallen state of brokenness and the opportunities we have for redemption. Space is limited. 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.