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The Retreat Experience

A retreat is an important part of our spiritual formation. It is a time to draw back from our routine and get refreshed and revitalized. Retreats allow you to spend more time in prayer and contemplation for rekindling and deepening your relationship with God.  At the FCJ Centre, we have a broad list of retreats, in-person or online, all year round. 

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IN PERSON Gift of Hope

A time of Transition, Retreat for Unemployed Persons

Director (s): 

Sr. Ger Curran, fcJ and Mirna Farahat

Date:

Loss of employment can be trying to our souls and our emotional balance, not just our financial health. Struggling for a sense of hope, in the midst of disappointment, is an arduous task. At this time in history, a significant number of people are without work. During this retreat our intent is a willingness to journey side by side, offering hope and long-term perspective, by allowing the opportunity for deep listening, creating a setting that allows those who attend this retreat to name their experience and recognize that they are not alone. A loss of job and income can bring with it feelings of desperation.

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ONLINE Scripture Sharing

Retreats in Daily Life Continuation

Director (s): 

Sr. Ann Marie Walsh, fcJ & Karen Wold

Date:

This is an invitation to all who have participated in LightWorks Retreats in Daily Life for Lent and Easter. We want to gather as a group for an online session on Scripture sharing. Using the same format that we used for our retreat sharing, we will share any two passages of scripture that we have prayed with recently. You may choose your own passages or pray with one or two of the following scripture passages on the theme of Attentiveness to God’s Presence.

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IN PERSON Dealing with Personal Loss Due to Pandemic

Covid-19 Respite at the FCJ Centre

Director (s): 

Sr. Ger Curran, fcJ and Suzanne Clease

Date:

We have experienced many losses. Many of us have lost jobs, freedom, plans and human connections. This weekend will focus on how we can understand this grief and its impact on us. The spirit of the retreat is making space for God through art, nature, meditation, and journaling.

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Navigating Grief and Loss

This retreat is of special interest to anyone who is experiencing a significant transition or loss: relationship, employment, dreams or aspirations. The spirit of the retreat is making space for God through art, nature, meditation and journaling. * Please note, this is not suitable for anyone bereaved in the last month.

Director (s): 

Sr. Ger Curran, fcJ and Suzanne Clease

Date:

This retreat is of special interest to anyone who is experiencing a significant transition or loss: relationship, employment, dreams or aspirations. The spirit of the retreat is making space for God through art, nature, meditation and journaling. * Please note, this is not suitable for anyone bereaved in the last month.

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IN PERSON Take a Break

Silent Retreat

Director (s): 

Patricia Harasym

Date:

A Take a Break Weekend Retreat will offer you time to experience a personally directed prayer experience that follows the dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius while listening for God’s personal word spoken through the Sacred Scriptures. You will have time for quiet prayer and reflection and also meet daily with a Spiritual Director to help unpack the experience and for further prayer suggestions.
Why not take this opportunity to reset direction in your spiritual life, listen for God’s desire for you, become more aware of God at work in your life or open yourself to other moments of spiritual growth? If this sounds appealing, the silent, directed Take a Break Weekend Retreat is for you.

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ONLINE Take a Break

Silent Directed Retreat

Director (s): 

Patricia Harasym

Date:

A Take a Break Weekend Retreat will offer you time to experience a personally directed prayer experience that follows the dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius while listening for God’s personal word spoken through the Sacred Scriptures. You will have time for quiet prayer and reflection and also meet daily with a Spiritual Director to help unpack the experience and for further prayer suggestions.
Why not take this opportunity to reset direction in your spiritual life, listen for God’s desire for you, become more aware of God at work in your life or open yourself to other moments of spiritual growth? If this sounds appealing, the silent, directed Take a Break Weekend Retreat is for you. "

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ONLINE Take a Break

Silent Directed Retreat

Director (s): 

Sonya G.

Date:

A Take a Break Weekend Retreat will offer you time to experience a personally directed prayer experience that follows the dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius while listening for God’s personal word spoken through the Sacred Scriptures. You will have time for quiet prayer and reflection and also meet daily with a Spiritual Director to help unpack the experience and for further prayer suggestions.
Why not take this opportunity to reset direction in your spiritual life, listen for God’s desire for you, become more aware of God at work in your life or open yourself to other moments of spiritual growth? If this sounds appealing, the silent, directed Take a Break Weekend Retreat is for you.

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Take a Break

Silent Retreat

Director (s): 

Gloria Toole

Date:

A Take a Break Weekend Retreat will offer you time to experience a personally directed prayer experience that follows the dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius while listening for God’s personal word spoken through the Sacred Scriptures. You will have time for quiet prayer and reflection and also meet daily with a Spiritual Director to help unpack the experience and for further prayer suggestions.
Why not take this opportunity to reset direction in your spiritual life, listen for God’s desire for you, become more aware of God at work in your life or open yourself to other moments of spiritual growth? If this sounds appealing, the silent, directed Take a Break Weekend Retreat is for you.

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Take a Break

Silent Retreat

Director (s): 

Sonya G.

Date:

A Take a Break Weekend Retreat will offer you time to experience a personally directed prayer experience that follows the dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius while listening for God’s personal word spoken through the Sacred Scriptures. You will have time for quiet prayer and reflection and also meet daily with a Spiritual Director to help unpack the experience and for further prayer suggestions.
Why not take this opportunity to reset direction in your spiritual life, listen for God’s desire for you, become more aware of God at work in your life or open yourself to other moments of spiritual growth? If this sounds appealing, the silent, directed Take a Break Weekend Retreat is for you.

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Cristian Meditation Advent Retreat

Seeking and Meeting God in Silence

Director (s): 

Patricia Harasym

Date:

This one-day silent retreat nurtures mind and soul through recorded teachings on meditation in the tradition of John Main and the World Community of Christian Meditation, silent prayer, and time for personal reflection Personal spiritual direction is optional.

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Extended Take a Break

Silent Directed Retreat

Director (s): 

Sr. Ann Marie Walsh, fcJ

Date:

A Take a Break Weekend Retreat will offer you time to experience a personally directed prayer experience that follows the dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius while listening for God’s personal word spoken through the Sacred Scriptures. You will have time for quiet prayer and reflection and also meet daily with a Spiritual Director to help unpack the experience and for further prayer suggestions.
Why not take this opportunity to reset direction in your spiritual life, listen for God’s desire for you, become more aware of God at work in your life or open yourself to other moments of spiritual growth? If this sounds appealing, the silent, directed Take a Break Weekend Retreat is for you.

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Take a Break

Silent Retreat

Director (s): 

Sr. Ann Marie Walsh, fcJ

Date:

A Take a Break Weekend Retreat will offer you time to experience a personally directed prayer experience that follows the dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius while listening for God’s personal word spoken through the Sacred Scriptures. You will have time for quiet prayer and reflection and also meet daily with a Spiritual Director to help unpack the experience and for further prayer suggestions.
Why not take this opportunity to reset direction in your spiritual life, listen for God’s desire for you, become more aware of God at work in your life or open yourself to other moments of spiritual growth? If this sounds appealing, the silent, directed Take a Break Weekend Retreat is for you.