Star of the North Retreat Centre
3A St. Vital Avenue
St. Albert, AB
Winter Programming at Star of the North Retreat Centre, St. Albert
Bridges to Contemplative Living: Become a Contemplative with Thomas Merton
Nine Wednesday Sessions, January 27 - March 24 from 1 – 3 p.m.
Are you seeking to live more contemplatively? The Bridges series with Thomas Merton gently leads participants on a journey toward spiritual transformation and a more contemplative and peace-filled life.
Each eight-session booklet provides an introduction to Merton and contemplative living through prayers, readings from Merton and other spiritual masters, and questions for small group dialogue.
Anita Allsopp has studied theology at Newman Theological College and the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio and social work at the University of Calgary. In the past she has been active in parish ministry, retreat facilitation and supporting women in need. Today, she lives a contemplative lifestyle.
Healing the Healers: Understanding Spiritual Suffering
A livestream workshop with Debbie Doornbos & Richard Groves from The Sacred Art of Living
January 29-30, 2021 (Early registration rate ends December 31st)
Healing the Healers draws from the wisdom of our ancestors – our quality of life is enhanced when we do not live in fear or denial of suffering and death. In these internationally acclaimed workshops, participants will explore universal patterns of spiritual and emotional with time-tested ways to relieve them. The program is a creative blend of best practices, instruction, reflection, hands-on experience, multimedia and inspiring rituals from the world’s great wisdom traditions, and is followed up with monthly Circles of Trust.
Providence Renewal Centre
3005 119 St NW
Providence Prays The 12 Days of Christmas
Visit our website to pray with us!
1st and 3rd Thursdays, January 21 to May 6 (9:30 -11 a.m.) #14177
$85.00 (8 sessions) Register by January 18
Book not included. Please purchase, read and reflect on pages 1-40 BEFORE the first session.
Linda MacIsaac has been in retreat centre ministry for 20 years. She has an MTS in spirituality and is on the spiritual director roster with PRC. Linda has four adult children who have taught her so much about living with joy. As she wanders beyond mid-life, Linda finds meaning through reflecting and connecting with others about the delights and struggles of life transitions.
Lynnette Kaminski is a spouse, mother of three adult children, and has recently retired from teaching. She enjoys music and playful activity, is drawn to silence, loves walking in nature, and deeply appreciates heart to heart conversations about spirituality, growth and life. She loves this book and the insights that she gained the first time she read it with a dear friend. She looks forward to deepening the learning with you.
Deepening Centering Prayer Weekend
Susan Storey (on site, following AHS Guidelines)
Deepen your experience of silence and solitude through the practice of Centering Prayer. This silent retreat will include periods of Centering Prayer and teachings of Fr. Thomas Keating.
It will take place in the context of community and will appeal to persons who are committed to the daily practice of Centering Prayer.
Facilitator Susan Storey is the coordinator of a Centering Prayer group in Edmonton and an experienced retreat leader. She has been a priest in the Anglican Church of Canada since 1988 and holds a Doctorate in Theology from Trinity College/University of Toronto.
Friday January 29, (7 p.m.) to Sunday January 31 (12 p.m.)
#14233 Suite $280 Register by Jan. 20
Register at providencerenewal.ca or call 780-701-1854
Navigating Grief: Experiencing Loss, Seeking Comfort, Finding Hope
Faith Nostbakken (via Zoom)
Grief comes from a range of losses, small or large, some particularly acute in these challenging times. This two-hour workshop will offer a safe space for participants to acknowledge and express their own grief through a guided process of reflection and sharing.
As a facilitator, Faith Nostbakken will assist participants in identifying their experiences of grief, past or present, lead them to sources of comfort, and offer them avenues of hope. This is a gentle, faith-based process meant to encourage people on a journey of healing through common movements of grief uniquely experienced by each person.
Monday Feb. 8, (7 -9pm)
$25.00 #14176 Register by Feb. 1
Faith Nostbakken is an experienced spiritual director and retreat facilitator. An ordained deacon and ecumenical officer in the Lutheran Church, she has graduate degrees in theology (MTS) and English Literature (PhD). She is a Grief Recovery Method specialist and continues training in this field, as well as pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree.
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1225 Township Rd. 535
Parkland County, Alberta
Public masses have returned to MCSC. Note that each person is required to bring and wear a mask. Since we are in a rural location, registrations will be done on site, once you arrive at MCSC. For more information, visit