Events

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

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.

GUIDED CONTEMPLATIVE RETREAT

Arnprior, ON. Galilee Centre. Sr. Kathleen O’Keefe, CSJ and Sr. Rosemary O’Toole, CSJ will be your spiritual guides throughout the retreat. Each morning we gather for silent contemplative prayer followed by a short spiritual conference. Daily spiritual direction will be available for those who wish. Eucharist will be celebrated at 4:15 pm and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every evening. We trust the interiority and communion that just happens in our contemplative retreats. Simply, be still, be listening, be loving. Cost: $570. 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.

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

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.

40-DAY SPIRITUAL EXERCISES

Guelph, ON. Loyola House – Ignatius Jesuit Centre. The Full Spiritual Exercises Experience at Loyola House offers an experience of prayer and daily guidance with a spiritual director as one journeys through the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. See www.loyolahouse.com for more information. There is an application process. 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 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.

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.

Duc in Altum! Put out into the Deep!

Duc in Altum, a ministry of the Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco, is a year`s journey for young adults with eight group encounters and a personalized one-on-one accompaniment. It offers a supportive group, prayerful environment, formative activities and presentations that focus on discerning any vocation in life. For more info and dates for four possible sites (Toronto, Ottawa, Kingston and Montreal), please contact www.ducinaltum.ca or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre

Roches Point, ON. A sacred space of peace and beauty on the east side of Lake Simcoe where individuals and groups are encouraged to explore and restore the energies for their personal and communal transformation. We offer our facilities and programs for community building, days of reflection, ecological awareness, faith development and retreats (directed, guided or private). A ministry of the Loretto Sisters of Canada. Info: www.lorettomaryholme.ca; Phone: (905) 476-4013;  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

LOYOLA HOUSE - IGNATIUS JESUIT CENTRE

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: 8-Day: $792; 5-Day: $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.

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Association of Canada

Advances Christian religion by educating children and adults in the Orthodox, Lutheran, Anglican and Catholic traditions. Inspired by the principles of Montessori education, it provides an opportunity for children 3-12 years to fall in love with Jesus, the Good Shepherd, in a child-friendly space called “the atrium.” The association provides training courses, mentoring and workshop opportunities for adult catechists and catechetical formation trainers. For locations of atria and a course calendar, go to www.cgsac.ca.

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. 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..

MONTHLY DAY OF PRAYER

Hamilton, ON. Sisters of Social Service, 1694 Upper James St at St Catherine of Siena Parish (Corpus Christi Site). Monthly day of prayer on second Friday of each month from September through May, 9 am to 3 pm. Please bring bag lunch. Sponsored by Sisters of Social Service. To register, call 905-388-3966 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..