"I love getting up on a morning
when the day feels empty, spacious,
filled with the emptiness of the possible...
I yawn and stretch, not rushing out of bed.
I fantasize about what I'll write that day
and how quiet it will be."

Brenda Peddigrew, Quicksilver of the Heart

Our mission as a spirituality centre continues to be
"To encourage individuals and groups to explore and restore the energies needed for personal, communal, and world transformation."
Come any Tuesday morning between 9:30am-noon to help in the gardens. Bring your gloves & water. So many of our gardens are the results of volunteer participation and are admired by our many guests. Call ahead if possible, or just come!
Visit one Sunday a month, 4-6pm to see the seasonal changes. Enjoy the peace and beauty of this sacred space as you walk the property admiring the gardens and woods. Access to grounds only. No registration necessary.
S ept. 5-11
Take time in this sacred space on the beautiful shores of Lake Simcoe to receive the gifts of silence waiting for you...
Accommodation, home-cooked meals, and spiritual direction are offered as part of these days.
Experience the tranquil beauty of this sacred space as you restore your energies. Come for 3-6 nights and bring a friend or meet new friends.
home-cooked meals, and 2 docks for enjoying the lake.
What's new at Loretto Maryholme...
In an effort to make our guests' stay as comfortable as possible especially now that the summers are getting warmer and more humid, we have installed central cooling in Edgar House and Fensom Cottage. Mindful of our carbon footprint, we use it on the hottest days, and rely on open windows to usher in lake breezes to refresh us, as always...
Carl has installed new awnings at Dease and McMahon Cabins
providing a shaded spot for our guest retreatants to read, journal,
or gaze to where the lake meets the sky...
We have a new flag, raised high and proud, as we remember with gratitude that we live in a land strong and free...
Pictured are Mary, Sandra, Ben, Jane, and Carl.
"Try to keep your soul always in peace and quiet,
ready for whatever God may wish to work in you."
St. Ignatius of Loyola
Come spend time in this sacred space. Rest, reflect and re-focus in an atmosphere of beauty, peace and solitude, on the beautiful shores of Lake Simcoe.
Corporate, staff and organization groups are welcome for weekday retreats of envisioning, reflection & planning.

Individuals may book time throughout the year. Spiritual direction available upon request.

We welcome you to email us at for availability.
G uest Comments
​" I came with an open heart. I had a wonderful experience of just being, listening, observing, quieting down. I leave with an amazing sense of peace, joy and connection to spirit. I am most thankful for this experience."

"I am drawn to keep returning here. It's a home away from home - safe, quiet, and a feeling of love permeates the place. Thank you for everyone who blesses this place with their service - in all ways."

"This is the most peaceful and serene place that I've ever had the pleasure of visiting."
Find your centre at our Centre ... Come and see ...
Tel. 905.476.4013
© Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre 2019
Office Hours:
Weekdays 9am-noon
Afternoons by chance