September  2015



As we return to the busyness
that September brings,
let us keep a summer state of mind...
Let us enjoy this season to its fullest -
 complete with its glorious summer sunsets...


"Take all, even the least things,
as coming directly from God."
Mary Ward

Join us this 
Season ...

Last Open Garden Sunday
of 2015
September 13, 2015

Join us Sunday, September 13 from 4:00-6:00 pm.
Enjoy the season, and the peace and beauty
of this sacred space as you walk the property
admiring the gardens and woods... Read more here


Sisters in Spirit Vigil
Sunday, October 4, 2015 from 4pm-5pm

October 4th is a day where we honour the lives
of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls, as well as support grieving families and provide opportunities for healing. The violence experienced
by Aboriginal women and girls in Canada is a national tragedy. United we can demand action on an issue
that impacts us all!

Here  you can read and listen to stories of women
- very moving.

In 2004 we built a cairn made of stones representing 200 missing or murdered Aboriginal women.
The tragedy continues. Join the vigil to remember
our Sisters in Spirit and their families as more women are named and stones are placed on the cairn. 
No registration necessary.

For more details on any retreats and programs, 
or to view all of our full 2015 retreats and events,
visit  or email
to book your spot!
At Maryholme...

Calling all creative ones...
The storm of August 2, 2015 damaged our big maple
in the east lawn just north of the second dock.

We were sad to cut off the affected limbs, but decided to keep what was left to see if anyone has a creative idea for the transforming maple... let us know!

Trees are very important, especially for their cooling effect.  We planted a flowering pear tree and the 2015 Jubilee tree, a London Plane, will soon appear near the parking area. It is never too late to plant a tree. When did you last plant one lately?

India Experience
Adventure Learning Experiences
and the Loretto Sisters are once again offering 
an adult trip to India from March 11-27, 2016. 
For more information please contact 
Sr. Jane McDonell here.

John Outhwaite, husband of Donna, a Maryholme Advisory member, died last month. We continue 
to hold her and her family in prayer.

from our guests...

Many thanks to our wonderful visitors
who take the time to write in our guestbook
and send us notes...

"Loved the beautiful nature energy
of Loretto Maryholme.
Very quiet and peaceful."


"Such a glorious place to rest 
and recharge. This is the spiritual highlight of my year.
However lost I feel when I arrive,
I always find peace by the time I leave.
A really healing experience."

"... I suspect heaven will be like this.
Thanks to all of the Loretto community
for making this available to us.
We look forward to it all year!"


Spiritual Nourishment...

"See the light in others
and treat them as if
that's all you see."
Dr. Wayne Dyer

"Things are as they are.
Looking into the Universe at night,
we make no comparisons
between right and wrong stars,
nor between well and badly arranged
Alan Watts

 "There is joy
for those who promote peace."
Proverbs 12:20
Summer's end at
Loretto Maryholme...

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Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre 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 
"Find your centre at our Centre"
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