October 2014

Autumn is upon us once again and we are surrounded by the wonderful sights, sounds and smells of the season.

And so this is the perfect time to wish our friends of Loretto Maryholme a meaningful and blessed Thanksgiving. ...

"I thank my God every time I remember you."
Phil. 1:3

"Know and acknowledge the gifts of God
and thank God for them."
Mary Ward

Sisters in Spirit
October 4, 2014
Remember the Sisters in Spirit ...
... the disappeared women.
Join with women across Canada
to pray for justice.

To learn more about the Sisters in Spirit Initiative, click here

A Series for Men!
Tuesdays in November (4th, 11th, 18th & 25th), 2014
Choose your favourite chair ... and join us Tuesdays in November from 
10am - 2pm at Loretto Maryholme.

"Living the Kingdom" ... Exploring what it means to live an engaged spirituality as a 21st century man.

Facilitating is Fr. Roy Roberts from St. Elizabeth Seton parish. Lunch and coffee provided. $35 per session or $125 for all 4. Register by Oct. 29th.
Email or call 905-476-4013.

Coming in December...
The Pregnant Pause ...
December 5 - December 6, 2014

In this pressured season, take time to reflect and pray with guided reflections in a quiet atmosphere.
Friday December 5 - Saturday December 6, 2014
Arrival 5-6 pm      Supper 6:30 pm      Departure 3pm
Private Room $125 pp.       Share Room $100 pp.   
Commuter $75 pp. Lunch & supper provided
Register by November 23, 2014                        Deposit $50
Email   or call 905-476-4013

Bridges ...
An Eight Week Grief Education 
& Support Program
October 12 - November 30, 2014
Hospice Georgina is offering an eight week Grief Education and Support Program for the community of Georgina, for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one.

From the Staff...

Our hearts are filled with gratitude for the many ways in which people support this ministry ...thank you!


O God, when I have food,
help me to remember the hungry;
When I have work,
help me to remember the jobless;
When I have a home,
help me to remember those who have no home at all;
When I am without pain,
help me to remember those who suffer,
And remembering,
help me to destroy my complacency;
bestir my compassion,
and be concerned enough to help;
By word and deed,
those who cry out for what we take for granted.


Samuel F. Pugh


Please take time to drop off food donations
to your local food banks, so that no one is left behind
during this season of abundance.
In Georgina, you can support the Georgina Food Pantry
by dropping off food donations or giving online here


Day for the Eradication of Poverty
October 17, 2014

A call to ...
"Leave No One Behind: Think, Decide
and Act Together Against Extreme Poverty."


"This call requires that we promote and support an economy that respects people and the environment. In a world with limited natural resources and

rapidly growing inequalities, a profound economic transformation is needed, particularly in production practices and consumption behaviour, to reduce inequality, to eradicate extreme poverty and to stop the plundering of natural resources for short term commercial profits. Full employment and decent work for all should be supported by new investments for the transition to a more environmentally-friendly economic model, and social safety nets must be implemented in all countries."


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Comments from our guests...
Many thanks to our wonderful visitors who take the time to write in our guestbook. From recent entries ...
"Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. What a beautiful oasis and setting for a retreat! The grounds are lovely..."
"Thank you yet again - my third visit - seems like coming home! Love to you all..."
Thank you so much as we are so blessed to come to this Holy Place."

Loretto Maryholme is a sacred space of peace and beauty on Lake Simcoe for those seeking to restore energies needed for personal and communal transformation. The Centre is available for use by individuals and groups whose activities reflect the Centre's mission. Facilitation of a workshop, a day of reflection, or an opportunity for spiritual direction can be arranged. For accommodation arrangements, please email Jane at