Star of the North Retreat Centre
Star of the North Retreat Centre
Introducing Aurora Living: Formation Through Word & Creation
Star of the North Retreat Centre has launched an online/on-site signature, three-year spiritual formation program—Aurora Living: Word & Creation. Through our emphasis on the intersection of Word, Creation, Communion, Contemplation, and Justice, Aurora Living will empower contemplative living and stimulate action for contemporary needs and times.
Aurora Living aims to build an intergenerational, cultural and faith community, inspired by contemporary witnesses who are making a difference in the world. We will learn how Christian, Indigenous and other wisdom traditions can guide our response to today’s environmental and social problems. Following the arc of Scripture (from Genesis to Revelation), we will ground the program in the prophetic principles of Pope Francis’ letter to the world, Laudato Si and maintain our commitment to the Truth & Reconciliation Calls to Action. Now accepting applications for our first module—Creation: Stories of Beginnings. Find out more at starofthenorth.ca/aurora-living
Free Registration: Aurora Living Prayer Rituals
Star of the North continues to host free, monthly online prayer rituals in anticipation of the fall launch of our signature spiritual formation program: Aurora Living: Word & Creation. Our scriptural theme for the month of June is Prophets.
We invite you to register to participate & invite others to join us on Tuesday, June 15th at 7:00 pm (MST).
Renowned artist Beverly Bunker will open the evening at 6:30 pm for a live-painting & reflection. Register to receive a participation link at starofthenorth.ca/aurora-ritual
What is an Anamcara Apprenticeship?
Anamcara, is a Gaelic word for “soul friend”. Star of the North Retreat Centre in St. Albert is happy to partner with The Anamcara Project, a contemporary apprenticeship model of training and certification for caregivers and spiritual seekers.
This two-year spiritual formation program starts in September 2021. Join us Wednesday, June 16 at 7:00 pm (MST) for a free, online question and answer hour with founder Richard Groves and Canadian director Debbie Doornbos on to learn more about this program that helps us learn to be a soul friend to others through the various aspects of living and dying. The Anamcara Apprenticeship is co-sponsored with the Sacred Art of Living Centre.
Register for this information session at starofthenorth.ca/soul-friend to receive a Zoom link.
3A St. Vital Avenue
St. Albert, AB
Providence Renewal Centre
3005 119 St NW
Register at providencerenewal.ca or call 780-701-1854
Summer Centering Prayer Intensive Retreat: The Secret Embrace
Susan Storey & Mary Jane Yates (via ZOOM, from home or from a suite at the PRC)
Near the end of Thomas Keating’s life [d. October 25, 2018,) eight of his poems were collected and published under the title “The Secret Embrace”. In this retreat, we will be reading these poems with the guidance of Cynthia Bourgeault, from the virtual workshop Bourgeault led in May 2020. Familiarity with Thomas Keating’s basic teachings is essential for this retreat. The retreat will include periods of Centering Prayer each day, and lectio divina.
2 pm Monday July 12 to 12:00 pm Friday July 16 #12795
Abundant Life - Summer Silent Directed Retreat
Via Zoom PRC Spiritual Directors
"I came that you may have life, and have it in abundance" John 10:10
Step away from your routine to refresh your spirit and restore your soul. Savour the beauty of summer with all of your senses while you spend time in silence and prayer. This virtual silent retreat includes the option of daily morning prayer on Zoom, (or receive an emailed document) and individual spiritual direction each day online, or by telephone.
Sunday August 15 (3 pm) to Saturday August 21 (12 pm)
$350.00 #12797 Register by August 5
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