Retreat: A Heart’s Journey ? A Sacred Journey

October 12, 2018 - October 14, 2018
Toronto ON

Retreat: A Heart’s Journey ? A Sacred Journey

A Heart’s Journey ? A Sacred Journey

Friday – Sunday, October 12 – 14, 2018

Our hearts have a way of “knowing” that is beyond reason and logic, beyond what is explicable to what is inexplicable. Our hearts have a way of seeing and perceiving reality that is beyond all visible reality!

And our hearts have a way of hearing even the softest whisper and beyond it into the depths of silence.

Monica and Hilary will provide an opportunity for women to pause and listen, to ponder and reflect on the wisdom of their hearts.

Through creative reflection and ritual, scripture story and imagery, music and song, they will draw participants into a renewed appreciation of a spirituality of the heart that: honours the heart as a sanctuary of longings and the tabernacle of presence and grace; appreciates the mystery of the Universe Story as the mystery of our own story; embraces God as the depth dimension and mystery of our human experience… (Rahner) .

Hilary Musgrave, from Ireland, is a former teacher, principal and religious education advisor who works extensively in the area of sacred clowning, story-telling and facilitation.

Monica Brown is an internationally acclaimed Christian composer and workshop facilitator. Her music is used throughout the world and is touching the hearts of many. (See

    • Arrivals and registration 2-4 pm Friday; ends 1:30 pm Sunday.
    • Fee $250; deposit $50.
    • Registration deadline: October 5, 2018.
    • Registration here »

  • All retreats and quiet days at St. John’s Convent take place in the milieu of a contemporary monastic community which has a daily rhythm of prayer. All guests are invited to take part in the daily Eucharist, and those staying overnight may like to join us in the Divine Office (Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer, and Compline).
  • See the regular chapel and meal schedule here »