July 2016

"Many think it nothing to do ordinary things.
But to do ordinary things well by God's grace
will maintain fervour."
Mary Ward

The excitement is rising this month as we prepare for our 15th Anniversary Celebration with old friends and new.  Photos are being drawn out of the archives, musicians are practising, our renowned chef is planning the perfect menu for an August dinner, and the grounds are being groomed for a glorious evening!

Call 905-476-4013 and reserve your tickets now -  
we'd love to celebrate with you!

Join us this Season...
In the Company of Women
Sunday July 31 - Sunday August 7
Arrival 11am, Lunch 12:30pm, 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.


Guided Retreat:
Keeping Our Recovery Alive
Friday Sept. 23 - Sunday Sept. 25
Arrival 5pm, Gathering 6pm, Departure 3pm
An opportunity for women in Twelve Step programs to spend time away from the busyness of everyday life and to connect with their spirit and the God of their understanding through prayer, recovery concepts, reflection, and sharing with others in the recovery process. Facilitator: Elaine Dombi, SSJ, addiction counselor & spiritual director.

Open Garden Sundays
One Sunday a month, 4-6pm
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.

Sunset Tai Chi
Sunday Evenings, 8-9pm
in July & August
Join Tony Lin as he leads free Tai Chi sessions
on our west grounds, weather permitting. 
Come breathe the fresh air as you stretch under the setting summer sun. No registration necessary.

For more details, visit
or call 905-476-4013 to book your spot!
From the Archives...
This was the transportation provided to the Sisters
to head up north to Loretto Maryholme from Toronto
many years ago... air conditioning was the country breeze through the open top window!

At Maryholme...

Summer Solstice
From one of our wonderful Facebook friends: "We are very grateful and appreciate Loretto Maryholme and the amazing Sr. Jane, Sr. Mary, Jane, Carol and all the volunteers that make it possible to enjoy and take part in such an awesome peaceful retreat on the solstices. We are truly blessed. Thank you for sharing this wonderful place."

We are so grateful 
for our Garden Volunteers
From laying new stones around the labyrinth, 
to Tuesday morning projects in the summer sun. 
We appreciate you! 

Check out the new Resources page on our website! 

Spiritual Nuggets...
"My wealth
is not possession
but enjoyment."
H.D. Thoreau

"The little things?
The little moments?
They aren't little."
Jon Kabat-Zina

Spring at Maryholme

View our photos & videos all year, 
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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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