January 2017

Happy New Year 
to our Maryholme friends!

With 150 years of rich history,
culture and diversity,
we take time to remember, to celebrate,
and to believe in a future full of hope.

Take time during the year
to reflect on the richness of your story.
Go deeper into gratitude and wonder
in this sacred space on Lake Simcoe.

3-Day Silent Retreats
Tuesday noon - Thursday 1pm
February 7-9, 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
We will explore different aspects of Ignatian Spirituality for everyday life, e.g. prayer of the senses, discernment and meditation. 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.


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From the Archives...

On July 16, 1946, the Loretto Sisters took possession of their new property and changed the name from "The Pines" to "Maryholme".

Loretto Maryholme continues to be a welcoming space that is  "something more than ordinary" to this day...

Celebrating Mary Ward

Mary Ward founded the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (IBVM) and Congregation Jesu (CJ) as a community of women free from the confines of cloister  to meet the needs 
of their time.

Today IBVM and CJ Sisters minister around the globe. 
They commit themselves to promoting dignity and liberation for all, especially women and children; challenging unjust systems and structures; standing with those on the fringes 
of society; and showing reverent care for the earth 
and all of creation.

"Remember that God is the end of all your actions
and therein you will find great satisfaction
and think all things easy and possible."

Mary Ward
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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.

For accommodation arrangements, please email 
"Find your centre at our Centre"
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