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Tue, Jan 18


FCJ Retreat & Conference Centre

Come Aside: Crossing the Threshold - Jan. 18, 2022

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Come Aside: Crossing the Threshold - Jan. 18, 2022
Come Aside: Crossing the Threshold - Jan. 18, 2022

Time & Location

Jan 18, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. MST

FCJ Retreat & Conference Centre, 219 19 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0C8, Canada

About the Event

Please refer to our current COVID restrictions and requirements by visiting our website for info.

The Come Aside day provides an opportunity to pray and reflect with others on the experience of stepping over the threshold in these uncertain times. During the day, there will be time for input, personal and communal prayer, and some group sharing. Spiritual direction will be available for those who wish to speak individually with a trained spiritual director. Lunch and snacks will be provided as well as a private room and use of the beautiful chapel and grounds. Free parking is available.


Sr. Ann Marie Walsh is a member of the Sisters Faithful Companions of Jesus (FCJ), and a staff member at the FCJ Christian Life Centre. She offers individual spiritual direction and individual or group retreats in person and on-line. Ann Marie came to the FCJ Centre in 2012 after many years in Catholic Education, both as a teacher and an administrator. She has held various leadership roles in her congregation. Having received her training in spiritual direction with the Jesuits at Loyola House in Guelph, Ontario, she was a member of the retreat staff there before coming to Calgary. The ministry of spiritual direction gives her the opportunity to remind people that God loves them uniquely and individually. Accompanying people in their search for a closer relationship with God brings her joy.

Patricia Harasym, a member of the FCJ Centre Resource Team, offers spiritual direction, individual

and group retreats, and courses at the FCJ Centre. Patricia is on the National Council for the Canadian

Community for Christian Meditation and facilitates Christian Meditation groups through the FCJ Centre. Patricia received her training in Ignatian Spiritual Direction at the FCJ Centre Calgary and her Master’s and Ph.D. level training in Communication and Culture from the University of Calgary. Her passion for compassionate and equitable communication underlays her deep desire to find God in all things.


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