Retreats

Individual retreats

Small group retreats on spiritual topics

Silent retreats

Our small group retreats in Fall 2019 / Winter 2020 are focused on dreams a spiritual realities and they are open to all people interested in exploring their souls.

People of all faiths and no faith are welcome.

November 22 and 23, 2019 January 24 and 25, 2020

These two retreats can be taken independently of each other.

January 24 and 25, 2020

Dreaming our Way to Wholeness, with Kathy Sperling

Are you longing for an ancient and powerful practice to explore spiritual growth and transformation? Dreams are one of the fastest ways to connect to the soul and experience human wholeness, which brings freedom, spaciousness and meaning to our often distracted lives. Whether or not you have worked with dreams, this will open up new possibilities to develop greater compassion for self and the world around you.

Kathy Sperling is a spiritual director, a professional musician, and a writer. She lives in Edmonton, Canada. A graduate of the Haden Institute Dream Training Program (NC), she enjoys helping groups and individuals exploring the mystery, wonder, and wisdom dream life offers, as it is such a rich source of inner guidance and freedom in her life. In everything she does, she is a wisdom seeker, a listener for truth and a lover of wholehearted living.

Time frame: Friday 5pm to 9pm; Saturday 8am to 3pm; participation to the whole program is assumed; exceptions can be made if the participant is able to be present from 7pm to 9pm Friday and all day Saturday.


The parish community of Christ Church will offer chanted prayers with organ music on Friday at 5:30pm and 8:30pm and Saturday at 8:00am. Participation to such prayers is optional.


Suggested donations: $120 include Friday supper, Saturday morning coffee and lunch.

Please reserve your place with a $40 non-refundable deposit (max 12 participants).

Scholarships available.


To enroll, please contact Ashanti Smalls christchurchontariocal@gmail.com

The Center at present does not have facilities to accommodate guests overnight.

July 5 - July 10, 2020 in Italy

DEEPEN YOUR OWN SPIRITUAL JOURNEY AS MYSTIC AND PROPHET

A 5-Day Retreat with Matthew Fox, Claudia Picardi, Meschi Chavez, and Gianluigi Gugliermetto

Featuring a Special Visit by Rupert Sheldrake

Study the spiritual teachings of one of the greatest minds of Western civilization--Thomas Aquinas-- with a preeminent scholar of Christian spirituality, Matthew Fox, and others including Gianluigi Gugliermetto, the director of the Center for Spirituality in Ontario, California. More info HERE

GUIDED INDIVIDUAL RETREATS CAN BE SCHEDULED. Click here for more info.

The fountain at Christ Church
Water lilies in the pond at Christ Church

The Spirit liberates us to become fully human in our own time and place, to wrestle with the complexities of existence and the presence of evil and sin (...) This experience of the Spirit springs from one single reality: God and creation united. It is experience of God acting on us and on the world at the same time, relating us to the world and the world to us within our own ecosystems. There is no separation between action and prayer, ecological practice and celebration - Anne Primavesi


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