May 2016

"We could learn a lot from crayons; 
some some are pretty, some are dull, 
while others bright, some have weird names, 
but they all have learned to live together 
in the same box."
Robert Fulghum

This is yet another example of the contribution of our volunteers.
Thanks to Alf and Sandra for our crayons!
Join us this Season...
Guided Silent Retreat - 
Contemplative Presence            and Practice in Everyday Life
Sunday July 3 - Thursday July 7
Arrival 5-6pm, Gathering 6pm, Departure 11am
This silent retreat will include teachings on silence, meditation, and prayer. Facilitator: Brenda Peddigrew, RSM.
Private Room $380 p.p, Shared Room $320 p.p.
Commuter $250 (supper & lunch)           Deposit $100

5-Day Silent Retreat
Sunday July 10 - Friday July 15
Arrival 5-6pm, Gathering 6pm, Departure 11am
Retreatants are given the opportunity, if they wish, 
to meet with a spiritual director who will help them 
to notice where God is loving and drawing them 
into greater love and freedom.

In the Company of Women
Sunday July 31 - Sunday August 7
Arrival 5-6pm, Gathering 6pm, Departure 11am
Experience the tranquil beauty of this sacred space 
as you restore your energies. Come for 3-7 nights 
and bring a friend or meet new friends. Private or shared accommodations with home-cooked meals. Guided prayer
and labyrinth walks offered.

Summer Solstice
June 21 - 6-8:30pm
We celebrate the longest day of sunlight and welcome the season of fullness and growth. Enjoy a potluck supper at 6pm, followed by a ritual and labyrinth walk at 7:30pm.
No registration necessary.

Open Garden Sundays
One Sunday a month, 4-6pm
May 15, June 12, July 10, August 14, September 11
Enjoy the peace and beauty of this sacred space as you walk the property admiring the gardens and woods. Visit each month and see the seasonal changes. Access to grounds only. No registration necessary.

For more details on any retreats and programs, 
or to view our 2016 retreats and events, visit
or call 905-476-4013 to book your spot!
From the Archives...
A view from the southwest turret of Edgar House from many years ago.... can you see someone standing in the verandah?

At Maryholme...

May 3 was our first Volunteer Tuesday of the season - come every Tuesday morning from 9:30 - noon. 
You offer help for our work on the grounds. We offer exercise, company, fun, and some learning about plants and ecology. Please join us for the interesting projects we have planned for this summer!

On Tuesday May 3, Mary Mallany led our volunteers in the Blessing of our Bees. May they grow in health and in numbers as they bless us with their wonderful honey!

Check out the new Resources page on our website! 

15th Anniversary!
Please join us!

Spiritual Nuggets...
"Every object and being in the universe is
a jar overflowing with wisdom and honey."

"... to make an end
is to make a beginning ..."
T.S. Eliot



Spring at Maryholme

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For accommodation details, visit
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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