December 2014


May we be a people of light
bringing peace and love to all the world.
Warmest wishes for a blessed Christmas Season.
from the team at Loretto Maryholme



We are excited to let you know
that our '2015 Retreats and Events' brochure is now posted on our website. Take a peek at the events we have lined up for the next year - 
we hope we'll see you at some of them!

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Winter Solstice Celebration
Sunday, December 21, 2014
7:30 - 9:30 pm

Many cultures and faith traditions mark the coming of the new light into the world. On this night we gather to pray, 
light the fire and walk the labyrinth for peace, and then warm up afterwards with shared snacks and a hot drink. 
Gather at Edgar (Main) House by 7:20 pm.
Please bring finger foods to share.
No registration necessary.

As scientists understand more about the interdependence
 not only of living things,
but of rocks, rivers - the whole of the universe -
I am left in awe that I, too,
am a part of this tremendous miracle.
Michael Battle
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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 ...

"First retreat - felt safe & treasured, very peaceful and everyone was so welcoming ..."

"As always, a wonderful experience. This is a holy place and I always leave feeling renewed, restored and ready to face the challenges of life - thank you!"

"As always it was a wonderful time to energize and soothe at the same time my mind and spirit - thank you."
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