In the summer of 2013, while looking for a property to open a retreat centre, Suresh Dominic looked into a blue sky and saw two clouds intersect to form a cross that pointed towards an abandoned school. He knew he had found his place. 

In mid-life, some things die as we are born anew

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The weekend retreat on “mid-life” was neither in my calendar nor on my radar. But at the last minute, my wife, the scheduled attendee, needed to cancel. 

Southdown has right-sized

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After almost 50 years, the Southdown Institute has downsized for the better, says chief executive officer Dorothy Heiderscheit. 

Marylake a special and unique place

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KING CITY, ONT. - I have been on 45 retreats at Marylake. I started as a teenager with youth groups and eventually joined the adult group. I have been a Captain for 20 years or so. After all these years I continue to find Marylake a special place.

Hawkstone Hall ideal for personal renewal

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SHROPSHIRE, ENGLAND - Hawkstone Hall is an early 18th-century Georgian mansion set in extensive parkland in north Shropshire.

Digital retreat meets the people where they’re at

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For people with an appetite for God who lack time in their day-to-day lives, Fr. John Bartunek’s digital retreats might just be the fast food of formation they need.

Taking a journey down the Gospel Roads

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TORONTO - The Gospel Roads service retreat invites students to step outside of their normal summer routines and into the lives of the less fortunate.

Pilgrimage seeks to bring the Irish back to Ireland

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WASHINGTON - An organization called World- Priest is offering a pilgrimage for priests and their parishioners and friends from around the world to experience the cultural heritage and spirituality of the Emerald Isle as part of “Gathering Ireland 2013.”

Sacred ground at Guelph’s Ignatius Jesuit Centre

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GUELPH, ONT. - The Ignatius Jesuit Centre startles the newcomer with its beauty and a sense of peace. The dozens of activities taking place seem to rise from the land itself, purposeful, harmonious and deeply satisfying.

Our wounds show us that we need God

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TORONTO - Can a wound be beautiful? According to the late priest and Catholic writer Henri Nouwen, it can.

Manoir d’Youville a place to disengage from the world

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CHATEAUGUAY, QUE. - Since the nuns who owned the property until recently didn’t care for directional road signs, you may have to stop for directions on the way to Manoir D’Youville on the St. Lawrence’s south shore, just southwest of Montreal.

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