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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.

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.

81ST ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO THE SHRINE OF ST. ANN

Cormac, ON. Guest speaker: Fr. Brian Clarke, Diocese of Scranton PA. Details at www.cormacpilgrimage.com

IN THE COMPANY OF WOMEN

Roches Point (Keswick), ON. Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre on the gorgeous shores of Lake Simcoe invites you to experience the tranquil beauty of this sacred space as you restore your energies. Come for 3-7 nights and bring a friend or meet new friends. Private or shared accommodation. 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.

JOHN MAIN SEMINAR AND PRE-SEMINAR SILENT RETREAT

Squamish, BC. Quest University. Fr. Laurence Freeman, OSB, Director of the World Community for Christian Meditation, will lead a Pre-Seminar Silent Retreat (August 5-8) on Sources of Wisdom: Spirit, Failure, Scripture and Silence. The theme of the John Main Seminar (August 8-11) is A Contemplative Christianity for our Time. Visit www.wccm-canada.ca/events, www.jms2019.org or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 604-922-8856.

SERENITY AND SURRENDER

Arnprior, ON. Galilee Centre. Archbishop Emeritus Sylvain Lavoie, OMI & Michelle Reis-Amores will lead this retreat in a peaceful atmosphere where you can rest, renew your spiritual life, and deepen your sobriety. This Twelve Steps weekend will focus on the power of steps 1, 2, 3. This retreat will begin with registration at 6 pm August 9 and run until 11 am August 11. Cost: single: $290; double: $250; commuter: $200. 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.

GETTING BACK TO THE GARDEN

Guelph, ON. Loyola House – Ignatius Jesuit Centre. Facilitated by Greg Kennedy, SJ, this retreat will allow the retreatant in their totality – body, soul and will – to enter into contemplation through simple, humble tasks of growing food and restoring natural habitats. A spiritual director will accompany the retreatant through the thicks and thins of life on the land. Space is limited to 6 participants. 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 519-824-1250 ext 266.

CATECHESIS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD FORMATION COURSE, LEVEL 3 PART 1 of 2

Russell, ON. Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Parish. A Christian formation experience for adults working with the 9-12 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.

ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE IN HONOUR OF OUR LADY OF KIBEHO AND ST. JOSEPHINE BAKHITA

Midland, ON. Martyrs Shrine. Most Rev. Wayne Kirkpatrick will be the Celebrant at the Eucharist. The day also includes teaching of the Word by the clergy, sharing and witnessing, rosary, Crowning of Our Lady, intercession and healing prayers, youth performance and blessing of the faithful with the relic of St. Josephine Bakhita. Coach buses will leave various Toronto locations at 7am. For additional information, please contact Audrey at 905-472-3337.

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.

8TH ANNUAL SPIRITUAL MOTHERHOOD OF PRIESTS CONFERENCE

Kanata, ON. Holy Redeemer Parish. The conference features Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC from Stockbridge, MA. The theme is “Our Triumph Through Mary.” Closing Mass at 5pm with Bishop Scott McCaig,CC, Military Ordinariate of Canada. Registration is required. Please visit: www.spiritualmotherhoodofpriests.ca and click on the link 2019 Conference Registration with payment at the address indicated. Please indicate regular or gluten free lunch. For more info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 613-254-7220 OR 613-875-6279.

A PRACTICAL INTRODUCTION TO IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY: 5-DAY RETREAT

Guelph, ON. Loyola House – Ignatius Jesuit Centre. A good opportunity for a beginner or an experienced director to gain a heightened awareness of the fundamentals of an Ignatian Retreat. 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.

RETREAT FOR MEN AND WOMEN WITH MARGARET SILF

Pickering, ON. Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre. “Through turmoil to transformation.” Could our troubled times hold the seeds of a renewed future? Facilitated by Margaret Silf. Based on the theme of her books, Hidden Wings and Born to Fly. Suggested offering: $240/person. 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.

INDIVIDUAL DIRECTED OR UNDIRECTED RETREATS

Guelph, ON. Loyola House – Ignatius Jesuit Centre. Come for a directed or undirected retreat where you can choose your own dates during any of the directed retreats or through the 40-Day Spiritual Exercises Experience. Acceptance is based on the availability of a spiritual director and/or room. Cost: $99/night directed; $86/night undirected. Register online at www.loyolahouse.com or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or by calling 519-824-1250 ext 266.

HEALING THE FUTURE: TRANSFORMING ANGER AND ANXIETY INTO GIFTS

Arnprior, ON. Galilee Centre. Fr. Matt Linn will lead in a process to address what keeps each of us from feeling really happy? Is it anxiety over health, an ongoing difficult relationship or the loss of our dream? Maybe it is a bigger problem of a world with increasing violence, global warming, and financial insecurity. This retreat will offer processes of healing to create a future giving new life rather than the future that is now taking our life and the life of our children and grandchildren. 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.

OVERNIGHT RETREAT: "COME TO ME ALL WHO ARE WEARY"

Kingston, ON. Facilitator: Deacon Bill Gervais. Treat yourself to a time of prayerful rest with the One who loves you and longs to spend time with you, inviting you to, “learn from me for I am gentle and humble of heart and you will find rest for your souls” (Matthew 11:29). This overnight retreat will offer several gospel reflections to help you better know Jesus, to learn from him, and through personal prayer, enter more deeply into the rest Jesus offers. Cost: $75. >Arrival 6-6:30pm; Session 7:00pm. Call to register at Providence Spirituality Centre: 613-542-8826 by Fri Sep 27. More info: www.spiritualitycentre.ca

DIRECTED RETREAT

Kingston, ON. Directors: Fr. Jim Casper, SCJ and Providence Spirituality Centre team. Fr. Casper is a member of the Priests of the Sacred Heart. Theology, psychology and spirituality have been the focus of his education. His assignments have included teaching, parish ministry, formation for religious life and retreat work. Cost: $495 or $75/day. >Arrival 2-4pm; supper 5pm; Session 6:30pm. Call to register by Wed Oct 2 at Providence Spirituality Centre: 613-542-8826 by. More info: www.spiritualitycentre.ca

GUIDED RETREAT: "ALL IS PASSING"

Kingston, ON. Every thought, emotion, opinion, responsibility, job, relationship, and experience comes and goes. During this silent retreat we will attempt to become more fully conscious of the passing nature of everything. Perhaps by embracing the reality of “all is passing,” the question arises, what remains? Facilitators: Jan Novotka, assisted by Marie Larkin. Jan Novotka is an internationally known retreat facilitator and song writer who is sought out for her gift of creating a more contemplative approach for assemblies, congregational chapters, and other spiritual and/or earth-focused gatherings. Marie Larkin brings with her years of experience as an art teacher and spiritual director. Cost: $275. Call to register by Oct 17: 613-542-8826. More info: www.spiritualitycentre.ca

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

Vancouver, ON. St. Patrick's School. 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.

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

Vancouver, ON. St. Patrick's School. 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.

THE STARS OF ADVENT

Roches Point (Keswick), ON. Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre overlooking Lake Simcoe offers an opportunity to anticipate new life and hope to be revealed, with guided reflections in a quiet atmosphere. Facilitator: Jane McDonell, IBVM. 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.

INCARNATING ADVENT PRAYER WEEKEND

Guelph, ON. Loyola House. Facilitated by Greg Kennedy, SJ. You will experience Advent as the re-enactment of a long, charming courtship, wherein God and creation patiently grow closer until both finally assent to the sacred union called the Incarnation, which continues to reverberate in the mundane stuff of our daily lives. Cost: $260 (live-in); $160 (commuting). Register 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. 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 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.

ADVENT 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 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.

ADVENT GUIDED RETREAT WEEKEND: "IMAGES OF ADVENT"

Kingston, ON. This weekend offers an opportunity to “come away” and focus on the anniversary of the birth of Jesus and all that the Incarnation means to us. The scriptures are filled with many images of Advent: waiting, patience, birthing, hope, courage, exile, belonging and the peaceable kin-dom. Director: Helen Russell, CSJ. We will explore these images and come to realize maybe its God who waits for us … with patience and longing. Cost: $165. Call to register by Nov 15: 613-542-8826. More info: www.spiritualitycentre.ca Those who prefer a directed retreat are also invited to register ($150).

Rosary Confraternity

Cap-de-la-Madeleine, QC. Fr. Pierre-Olivier Tremblay, OMI, rector of Canada's national Marian shrine of Our Lady of the Cape invites you to enrol in the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary established in 1694. Please visit www.CatholicInCanada.com to enrol or phone Dennis & Angelina Girard at 888-501-1083. Enrolment is free.