Events

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.

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.

BEHOLD I STAND AT THE DOOR KNOCKING

Kelowna, BC. St. Charles Garnier. 3645 Benvoulin Road. August 11 - August 16. Come and experience this music filled Nelson Diocese Catholic Charismatic Renewal Gathering in the Spirit, set in the beautiful Okanagan Valley, titled: Behold I Stand at the Door Knocking – “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain…” (Rev. 5:12). Opening Mass Sunday 5 pm. Seton House of Prayer. 5819 Chute Lake Road. Reception. Monday – Thursday 9 am. start. Two daily talks by Catholic evangelist, teacher and storyteller, Jim Murphy. Evenings: Prayer experiences, Healing Mass. Friday commissioning. Commuter $275, live in $500 by June 15. Love offering. Registration and billeting: Maria McManus 250-707-1423 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Contact: Gladys Miller 250-442-8589 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Brochures/accommodation/information on website: www.holyspiritbaptizer.com

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.