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THE QUEST FOR MEANING TODAY

Windsor, ON. Marie Rose Place. 318-320 Randolph St. Dr. Norma King will lead an exploration of ways in which we may search for, discover and live out an authentic sense of identity and worth, purpose and belonging. 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.

GRACE AT THE MOVIES: 'MARTIAN CHILD'

Windsor, ON. Marie Rose Place. 318-320 Randolph St. A recently-widowed science fiction writer considers adopting a hyper-imaginative orphaned boy who believes he is from Mars. The new father discovers that being a parent means anything is possible. Noon to 3:30 pm. Joe Quinn, csb, & Janine Rocheleau, snjm, will lead discussion. 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.

Finding God in the Heart of Our Suffering – Spiritual Resilience

Kingston, ON. Providence Spirituality Centre. Hilary Musgrave & Monica Brown facilitate retreat on the urgency to find God in the nitty gritty of our human struggle and broken humanity. They will offer a creative reflective space to ponder where God can be found in our human experience and how our faith can support and sustain us on life’s journey. Cost: $235. Arrival 6-6:30 pm; Session 7 pm. To pre-register call 613-542-8826 with deposit asap. Full payment by Oct. 4. More info: www.spiritualitycentre.ca.

PARLIAMENT OF WORLD'S RELIGIONS

Toronto, ON. Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 222 Bremner Blvd. The 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions will welcome more than 10,000 delegates from 80 countries representing nearly 200 religious, spiritual and Indigenous traditions to Toronto for the largest global interfaith gathering. For more info, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 312-629-2990. Website: www.parliamentofreligions.org/

SILENT RETREAT FOR MEN

Pickering, ON. Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre, 2325 Liverpool Rd. Fr. Joseph Schner, SJ, will lead a silent retreat in the Jesuit tradition from 7 pm on Nov. 2 to 1 pm on Nov. 4. Theme: Jesus, One With Us. 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..

BOOK SERIES AND REFLECTION (Part 1)

Cobourg, ON. Villa St. Joseph, 445 Monk St., offers first of six Tuesday sessions on Longing for the Holy: Spirituality for Everyday Life, based on selected insights of Ronald Rolheiser, OMI. Sessions will be held from 7 to 8:30 pm on Nov. 6, 13, 20 and 27, and Dec. 4 and 11. Facilitated by the Villa Team. Cost: offering and cost of book. Part 2 begins January 8th for an additional 6 weeks. To register, call 905-372-2741, 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. An unstructured day of silence and solitude with the opportunity for personal prayer, relaxation and connection with God’s creation. From 9:30 am to 4 pm. Cost is $30, which includes lunch and snacks. To register, call 905-372--2741, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

LET'S TALK ABOUT DYING

Windsor, ON. Marie Rose Place. 318-320 Randolph St. Death is abstract. But dying is a process we must all go through. What do we know about this process? Are there things about it that can tell us who we are and what living means? Paul Rennick, csb, invites you to talk! Suggested offering: $15, which includes soup and finger-foods. Noon to 3:30 pm. 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.

THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE BIBLE

Cobourg, ON. Villa St. Joseph, 445 Monk St. This retreat day includes prayer, presentations and silent reflections on ways in which the Bible reveals a commitment to care of the earth and concern for those who are poor and vulnerable. Theme: Was Jesus ecologically sensitive? Facilitated by Sr. Mary Rowell, the day runs from 9 am to 4 pm. Cost is $40, which 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.

CONNECTING WITH NATURE & CREATING A HOME ALTAR

Windsor, ON. Marie Rose Place. 318-320 Randolph St. Ruth Ann Wilhelm explores nature as a source of inspiration for prayer and meditation, along with creating a home altar as a place of prayer, meditation and study. 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.

REFLECTIONS ON SOME OF LIFE'S GREAT QUESTIONS - PART 1

Windsor, ON. Marie Rose Place. 318-320 Randolph St. How do I make sense of my lived life? What forces were at work beyond my control or comprehension? While there are many wrongdoings, there are many more “sins of omission.” What can I do differently in the time I have left? Paul McGill, csb, will provide input, and ample time will be provided for personal reflection. Noon to 3 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.

IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN THE OLD TESTAMENT: ABRAHAM

Windsor, ON. Marie Rose Place. 12-4 pm. 318-320 Randolph St. Abraham, the Father of three great religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, at the age of 75 heard these words from God: “Go away from your father’s house to a land I will show you” and he set forth on an epic journey. Janine Rocheleau, snjm & Joe Quinn, csb will lead a viewing of the story of Abraham from a 1993 television mini-series. Noon to 3 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.

GRACE AT THE MOVIES: 'THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS'

Windsor, ON. Marie Rose Place. 318-320 Randolph St. During World War II, eight-year-old Bruno and his family leave Berlin to live near the concentration camp where his father has become commandant. Bruno meets Shmuel, a Jewish boy of his age. Through the barbed-wire fence of the camp, the boys begin a forbidden friendship. It is an inspiring story about the power of the human spirit. Joe Quinn, csb & Janine Rocheleau, snjm, will lead the discussion and reflection. Noon to 3 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.

WHISPERS AND SHADOWS

Roches Point (Keswick), ON. Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre, on the beautiful shores of Lake Simcoe, offers an opportunity to wait in hope for new life and light 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.

AN ADVENT RETREAT DAY

Cobourg, ON. Villa St. Joseph, 445 Monk St. Sr. Mary Rowell facilitates a retreat day on Mary, Incarnation and Invitation: A Scriptural Journey for Advent and Christmas from 9 am to 4 pm. Set aside some quiet time to reflect on the true heart and meaning of Christmas. Cost is $40, which 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.

ADVENT MOVIE: 'THE REMAINS OF THE DAY'

Windsor, ON. Marie Rose Place. 318-320 Randolph St. In the Gospel reading for the first Sunday of Advent, Jesus tells us to be watchful servants as we await his coming in glory. What does it mean to be a watchful servant? In The Remains of the Day, Anthony Hopkins plays the role of a butler who is watchful to the interests of his master, with disastrous results for himself and others. Noon to 3 pm. Joe Quinn, csb & Janine Rocheleau, snjm, lead the discussion and reflection. 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. Runs from Dec. 6 at 9 am to Dec. 7 at 4 pm. To register, call 905-372-2741, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Advent: Love is Born!

Kingston, ON. Providence Spirituality Centre. Lucy Bethel, sp, facilitates Advent guided weekend retreat focused on the call to “wait” during Advent. Cost: $165. Arrival 6-6:30 pm; Session 7 pm. To register, call 613-542-8826 by Nov. 23. Those who prefer a directed retreat are also invited to register. Cost: $150. More info: www.spiritualitycentre.ca.

ADVENT SABBATH WEEKEND

Cobourg, ON. Villa St. Joseph, 445 Monk St. This time of reflection and silence is set aside so we may focus on the spiritual aspects of preparation for the season of Christmas. Our God wishes to be born once more into our hearts and lives. Cost of $160 includes meals 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..

DAY OF STILLNESS

Cobourg, ON. Villa St. Joseph, 445 Monk St. An unstructured day of silence and solitude with the opportunity for personal prayer, relaxation and connection with God’s creation. From 9 am to 4 pm. Cost is $30, which includes lunch and snacks. To register, call 905-372-2741, 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. 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.

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.

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..

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..

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.