PERSONAL RETREAT DAYS

In addition to the following list of ongoing opportunities for spiritual practice and quiet contemplation, please remember you can book a Personal Retreat Day or Days’ by contacting the Centre and providing at least five days’ notice of potential dates.  Pending availability, we will do our best to accommodate your request. 

Personal retreat days are for quiet reflection.  You are provided a private room where you can rest, sleep, read and contemplate.  Meals can be provided as part of your retreat for an additional cost. 

Fees and details can be requested by contacting us.

Anyone wishing space for quiet personal prayer and meditation is invited to come to the Centre daily between 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. You are invited to contact the Centre for availability outside of these hours.
 

Cost: Free Will Offering accepted. Official Income Tax Receipts are available upon request.

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Come and enjoy a time to be, a time to pray, a time to rest.  A time to be with your God. Oasis Days begin with a brief time of facilitation that will serve to guide your time of reflection throughout the day. Participants will come together for lunch and enjoy the afternoon to rest, pray, reflect as you spend your time in spiritual development and renewal. The facilitators will guide a time of group reflection at the end of the day.

Facilitators: Pat Boehm, Ellen Wagner

Cost: $55 (lunch included)

Dates: September 24, October 22, November 26, December 17, January 28, February 25, March 25, April 22, May 27, June 24

Time: 9 am - 4 pm

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Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God's presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.

Those who practice centering prayer are invited to come to the Centre on Tuesdays 1:30—2:40 p.m. or on the first Monday of the month 7 — 8 p.m.

Facilitator: Pat Boehm

Cost: Free Will Offering accepted. Official Income Tax Receipts are available upon request.

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Anyone wishing to attend is invited to this meditative prayer time in the spirit of Taize.

 

Date: Third Sunday of each month

beginning October 18

Time: 7:30 -8:30 pm.

Cost: Free Will Offering accepted. Official Income Tax Receipts are available upon request.

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Every Saturday morning there is a drop-in session based in Mindfulness teachings that combines a short talk with formal group meditation in silence. No experience necessary.

Date: Every Saturday Morning (except long weekends)

Time: 11 a.m. - noon

Cost: Free Will Offering accepted. Official Income Tax Receipts are available upon request.

Facilitator: Cheryl Dick

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Spiritual direction is an ancient ministry of the Christian community; its goal is to help people, one-on-one, as a couple or as a group to deepen their relationship with God. It is for people who want to grow spiritually and are seeking guidance. The Centre is affiliated with a number of certified Spiritual Directors. To inquire about entering this process, please contact the Centre.

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A labyrinth has only one winding path to and from the centre. There are no dead ends or wrong turns. The path is a two-way street. You may pass people or step to the side to let others pass you. Breathe, centre yourself and quiet your mind. There are 3 stages to the walk:
• Releasing on the way in,
"letting go”
• Receiving in the centre, “pausing to reflect”
• Returning when you follow the path out “pondering and integrating your experience”

Join a session lead by Nancy Fabro, Certified Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator

Sessions are offered once per month.

 

Walks: Depending on the weather. (To be refined as yet.)

Registration Fee: $20/person

Walk the labyrinth on your own. (unrestricted visits based on availability)
Groups are required to schedule visits.

Cost: $20/person

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