Praying with Icons A Quiet Day for Lent

Led by Sr. Wendy Grace, SSJD Information poster and registration will be available soon on the website. We hope to see you at this in-person retreat at the convent.

Forest Bathing Retreat

The experience of forest bathing, or forest therapy, is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku, (literal translation to ‘Forest Bathing’), which started in the early 1980s. It is a practice of deep nature connection, of slowing down, being present to the moment and experiencing the natural world through one’s senses. As participants open …
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Leading with Hope in Anxious Times: Renew, Resourcing Pastors and Church Leaders for Ministry

Throughout the Old and New Testaments, people have turned to God for hope when they were anxious or disquieted (Psalm 42:11). Today, we live in disquieting times. As pastors, church leaders, and congregations, we may feel a vague sense of guilt over our inability to right wrongs of the past. We may also be disquieted …
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RESTORE 2023

This virtual conference will be looking at an understanding of God gleaned from Scripture which shapes our call as Christians – the work of God in restoring humanity taken up by the church. During the one-day conference, we will be covering such things as the solicitude of God and how this is to be taken …
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AUTUMN HARVEST: A Weekend of Reflection and Thanksgiving

​A weekend of releasing and renewing as we celebrate what we have harvested during yet another challenging year.   Through mini-presentations, group work, meditative activities, prayer and personal reflection, participants will acquire insights and skills for letting go, moving forward and building resilience. All in the tranquil and welcoming environment of Mount Carmel and the …
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