February 2017

"Divine love is like fire,
which will not let itself be shut up,
for it is impossible to love God
and not to labour to extend God's honour."
Mary Ward


3-Day Silent Retreats
Tuesday noon - Thursday 1pm
March 7-9, April 11-13, May 9-11
Take time to receive the gifts of silence waiting for you. Accommodation, meals and spiritual direction are offered 
as part of these days.
"Silence is the special sacrament of God's presence." Edward Farrell


Finding God in All Things
Friday March 17, 5pm - Sunday March 19, 3pm
This retreat is for reflective people who seek to deepen their life and ministry in the midst of their everyday circumstances. God, Source of Life and Love, is present in our world, active in our lives, and continually drawing us toward greater freedom and joy. Various aspects of Ignatian Spirituality (e.g. affective prayer, contemplation, discernment, and examen) will be presented and practised. Facilitator: Jane McDonell ibvm.

Lenten Breakfasts
Wednesdays 8-9:30am
March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 15
Set aside time to reflect with others on the meaning of Lent. Simple breakfast, a reflection and a time of prayer & sharing.
Almsgiving: Donations to Georgina Food Pantry.

Writing Through The Aging Journey
- No Matter What Age You Are!
Friday May 5 - Sunday May 7, 2017
(includes Saturday workshop)
Put 'pen to paper' as you discover and contemplate the wonderful journey of aging, rich in mystery and possibility. Facilitator: Brenda Peddigrew rsm.

Open to the Public WORKSHOP 
"The Magic of Aging"
Saturday May 6, 9am-noon, Facilitator Ayuna Joan Weir
$45, $59 after April 15 

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From the Archives...

This drawing from 1939 was found tucked in a photo album in the living room- what a treasure!

Spiritual Nuggets...

"People need love the most
when they deserve it the least."
Mt. 5:44
"Love all people,
but love them not on your own account,
but for God."
Mary Ward
"Do not forget to show hospitality  to strangers,
for by doing so some people have shown hospitality
 to angels without knowing it."
Heb. 13:2

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L oretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre
is a sacred space  of peace and beauty on Lake Simcoe for those seeking to restore energies needed for personal and communal transformation.

The Centre is available for use by individuals and groups whose activities 
reflect  the Centre's mission. Facilitation of a workshop, a day of reflection, 
or an opportunity for spiritual direction can be arranged.

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