August 2016

May your day be filled with gentle blessings,
and your evening with gentle breezes.

Join us this Season...

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
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 in August, 7:30-8:30pm
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...
On a summer day many, many years ago ...

From the Guestbook...

"I came to Maryholme knowing that I needed time apart & rest. These things were surely given, but I was held in the generous gifts of a spacious hospitality that granted even more: gardens of all kinds, soothing and delightful food - wholesome and delicious, the use of spaces designed to invite calm and peaceful contemplation, clean welcoming rooms with good beds, and a kind of freedom to be free, to make use of what I might need. Even the chairs were swept of spider webs each morning! So many hands, so much love! 

Many, many thanks."

For More Resources:
Check out the new Resources page on our website! 

Spiritual Nuggets...
"To love and be loved
is to feel the sun from both sides."
David Viscotte

"There are two ways to spread the light:
be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."
 Edith Wharton

"Wherever there is a human being,
there is an opportunity for kindness."
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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"
Come and see ... 

Loretto Maryholme | 379A Bouchier St | Box 1131 | Roches Point (Keswick) | ON | L0E 1P0 | Canada