A Letter from the Executive Director


Dear Friends of the FCJ Centre,


The Faithful Companions of Jesus (FCJ) at Sacred Heart Convent began their ministry in 1885 by running an all-girls’ boarding school.


In 1980, after extensive renovations, the FCJ Christian Life Centre opened its retreat and conference centre. The FCJ Centre has certainly evolved over the years and continues to do so.

The ambience of the FCJ Centre, animated with the charism of the Sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus, provides for a welcoming, peaceful, reflective and nurturing environment where you can delve deep and discover your centre.

Delving deep may mean putting on the contemplative mind, where time moves away from chronological time, as Richard Rohr puts it,


"to be a contemplative is to learn to trust deep time and to learn how to rest there and not be wrapped up in chronological time."

Come and learn to trust deep time and learn how to rest there by taking the opportunity to journey with a Spiritual Director, engage in contemplation by dropping in on some sessions of  Contemplative Prayer & Reflection, taking time for a Retreat, or simply coming to rest awhile in the presence of a warm, welcoming community of others who are also learning to trust.

In addition to retreats and sabbaticals, the FCJ Centre offers counseling, ecumenical spiritual direction, workshops, parish outreach and specialized programs for lay ministry. Please take the opportunity to visit our website to see what programs may appeal to you.

The FCJ Centre is the perfect venue for your next group meeting or event! Whatever the need, from one person, a small group, or 200, every package is completely customized to your exact needs and specifications - in a way that will enhance the meeting experience. 

Come experience our hospitality rooted in Faithful Companionship!

Sincerely yours in Christ, 

Denise DeNeve

Executive Director

Discover Your Centre


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