"Autumn carries more gold in its pocket
than all the other seasons"
"Know and acknowledge the gifts of God
and thank God for them."
Join us this Season ...
in the Second Half of Life
November 3 & 10 from 10:30am-2:00pm
A time for men to receive input, discuss and share
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
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,
to book your spot!
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.
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!"
"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
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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"