October  2015

"Autumn carries more gold in its pocket
than all the other seasons"
Jim Bishop

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

Join us this Season ...
Male Spirituality
in the Second Half of Life
November 3 & 10 from 10:30am-2:00pm

A time for men to receive input, discuss and share 
life's experiences.

Facilitator, Barry Lynch, is a Christian Brother 
who has served in the ministries of education, leadership and spiritual direction. He facilitates retreats and has written articles on the spiritual journey.

Bring a bag lunch. Coffee & tea available.
Maximum 10 men. $20 per session.

In the Darkness, Light
4 Wednesdays 7:00-9:30pm
Nov. 11, Dec. 9, 2015
Jan.13, Feb.10, 2016

A series focusing on film as a spiritual discipline,
as contemplation, and as a contemporary form of prayer. Each film is followed by discussion
and refreshments. 


The Coming Light
Friday, December 4- Saturday, December 5 
Arrival 5:00pm, Supper 6:30pm, Depart 3:00pm

In this pressured season, take time to relax, and pray
with guided reflections in a quiet atmosphere.

Facilitator Jane McDonell IBVM

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

Sisters in Spirit Vigil 
This past Sunday we held our annual Naming Ceremony to honour missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada. It was a meaningful and moving vigil during which the participants placed stones 
on the cairn. 
Click here to read and listen to the stories 
of the women commemorated by some of these stones. 


International Day to End Poverty
Although we mark October 17th as the day 
to end poverty, please remember everyday 
that "peace begins when the hungry are fed"...


On the Plight of the Refugees

"Lord protect all refugees in their travels
May they find a friend in me
And so make me worthy
Of the refuge I have found in you.

 from A Moment for Grace, A Prayer for Refugees 

from our guests...

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

"Refreshing, a piece of heaven!
'Be still and know that I am God'"


"This place is so peaceful
and feels like home.
I feel unbelievably blessed
to have facilitated (this retreat) here."

"What's not to enjoy - greenery, water,
warm wind, blue jays, labyrinth!"



Spiritual Nourishment...

"The things you do for yourself
are gone when you are gone,
but the things you do for others
remain as your legacy.
Kalu Ndukwe kalu

"Let us be silent,
that we may hear the whisper of God."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Autumn 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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