March 2016

"There is something infinitely healing
in the repeated refrains of nature...
... the assurance that dawn comes after night,
and spring after winter."
Rachel Carson

Join us this Season...

Lenten Journey
5 Wednesdays, 6-8pm
Mar. 2, Mar. 9, Mar. 16
Practice spiritual renewal through prayer, fasting, 
and almsgiving. A meal of homemade soup and crackers 
is available between 6 and 7pm, followed by one hour
of prayer, music, quiet, and scripture.
Almsgiving: cash donation for Loretto India Missions
or items for the Georgina Food Pantry.

Guided Retreat - 
The Sanctuary of Writing
Friday May 6 - Sunday May 8
Arrival 5-6pm, Gathering 6pm, Departure 3pm
This retreat will offer an opportunity to explore how personal writing can be your "sanctuary". 
Facilitator: Brenda Peddigrew, RSM, author & writing guide.
Private Room $265 p.p, Shared Room $220 p.p.
Commuter $175 (supper & lunch)           Deposit $75

Earth Hour Event
Saturday, March 26, 8:30-9:30pm
Want something to do during Earth Hour? Join us for
a short inspirational video on climate change, "On Care
For Our Common Home", at Our Lady of The Lake Church,
129 Metro Road North, Keswick at 8:30 pm. Families with school age children welcome.  No registration needed.


For more details on any retreats and programs, 
or to view our 2016 retreats and events, visit

At Maryholme...

Save the Date: Sat. Aug.13/16
Join with us to celebrate the 15th Anniversary
of Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre!
We will be honouring the connection of all the friends that have allowed the Centre to grow
into something more than ordinary...

Prayerful intentions for safety and good health
are appreciated for Sr. Jane McDonell 
and the students & adults going on an Adventure Learning Experience.

Grow our Greenbelt!
The provincial government is currently discussing where and by how much our Greenbelt will grow. It's time to remind the government that Greenbelt expansion is critical to protect our water!
Clicking on this link will take you to a wonderful photo of Cook's Bay and some suggestions for action to help our Lake Simcoe. Can you see Maryholme?

From the Archives...
How our grounds have changed... notice the small pine tree on the left, and the sparse oak tree on the right - they envelope and hold the cabin these days!

Spiritual Nourishment...

"... A dreamer is one
who can find his way by moonlight,
and see the dawn before the rest of the world."

"Oh Holy One,
who gives life to the dead
and calls formless potential
into fullness of being,
we feel your tug to realize a resurrection."
Bruce Sanguin
"Surround yourself
with God's creative energy."
Van Gogh
"O happy begun freedom,
the beginning of my good,
and of more worth to me at that time
than the whole world besides!
Had I never since hindered thy will and working in me, what degrees of grace 
should I now have had!"
Mary Ward

Winter at 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
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