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Pilgrim in Canterbury: A Bishop’s Reflections on Faith and Unity from the Holy City

Saturday, February 29

RSVP preferably by February 22 if planning to attend

Join us as we journey to the Holy City of Canterbury, discovering the rich history of this place, and its significance for us as Anglicans.

Canterbury is a historic centre of pilgrimage and prayer, and this day
will draw us more deeply into our Anglican spirituality and practice.

Led by The Rt. Rev. Kevin Robertson , the Area Bishop of York-Scarborough .
Bad Boys and Girls in the Old Testament

Friday-Sunday March 13 - 15

RSVP preferably by March 6 if planning to attend

One of the reasons that the Old Testament has such appeal is that
it contains racy stories of prostitutes, murderers, liars, and conniving and evil queens and kings.

Some biblical bad boys and bad girls were wicked to the core, some were wicked for a time, and others made one mistake that changed the course of history.

In our time together we will read the stories of really bad boys and girls like Samson and Delilah, and Jezebel and Ahab. We will also read about those
who made terrible mistakes like David and Sarah, and the stories of those who like Tamar and Eve are often painted as bad but who may not really have been that bad.

Their stories have much to teach us about ourselves and about God and the Christian life. As we read the stories of Bad Boys and Bad Girls, we will also learn about ancient storytelling techniques and together we can become better readers of Old Testament narratives.

Led by Professor Marion Taylor , a Professor of Old Testament at Wycliffe College.
Silent Directed Retreat

Tuesday-Thursday March 24-26

RSVP preferably by March 17 if planning to attend

Our God of love so desires to meet with you in the quiet of your heart.
Carve out time to come aside and be still, to let your soul settle into
the quiet of our Guest House, to be intimately present to yourself and

to God. A trained spiritual guide will meet with you twice during the si-
lence and solitude of your retreat to help you listen for the movement

of God in your prayer and life journey. Your spiritual guide can intro-
duce you to ways of prayer and suggest scriptural or other prayer con-
tent; you are welcome to bring your contemplative crafts and journal.

We will meet as a group at 6:45 pm on Tuesday evening to open the
retreat and again at 3:30 pm on Thursday for a short closing prayer
Holy Week Retreat: Centering Prayer - A Whispered Amen
Wednesday-Sunday April 8-12, 2020 (The Rev. Dr. Pauline Head )

Mindfulness for Christians
Saturday May 2, 2020 (The Rev. Sandor Borbely)

Being Stewards of God’s Grace: Living the Ordinary and
the Extraordinary
Friday-Sunday, May 22-24, 2020 (The Rev. Canon David Harrison)

Silent Directed Retreat
Friday-Sunday, May 29-31, 2020

Recognizing God in the City: Photographic Journey
Friday-Sunday, June 5-7, 2020 (The Rev. Canon Mark Kinghan)

Click here to see all scheduled upcoming opportunities!