What we are all searching for is Someone to surrender to, something we can prefer to life itself. Well here is the wonderful surprise: God is the only one we can surrender to without losing ourselves. The irony is that we find ourselves, and now in a whole new field of meaning.
— Richard Rohr


Date: Saturday, November 30 (Advent begins, Sunday, December 1 this year)

Location: Loyola House, Guelph - at St. Brigid’s Villa

Time: Choose the session that works best. Both sessions are identical.

  • Morning Session: 10am - 12:30pm

  • Afternoon Session: 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Each session will include:

  • Advent- themed contemplative practices to ground yourself in God

  • Supportive prompts to help you listen to your soul

  • Reflection activities to help you bring intentionality into this season

  • Take-home ‘Advent Wreath’ kit to use all month long

  • Delicious baked goodies and other light refreshments (including hot cocoa & apple cider) round the indoor fireplace.

  • Come early or stay longer beyond the session you choose and enjoy over 500 acres of serene and beautiful land with trails, prayer labyrinths, and wildlife. We’ll have the bonfire going on outside too!

Cost: $25.00 (includes a take-home Advent Wreath Kit)


Give Yourself the First Gift

Could this Christmas season be more meaningful if you gave yourself one very important gift before it even started?

You’re invited to this “Preparing for Advent” Retreat designed to help you:

  • slow down, listen deeply, and prepare for the season ahead

  • ground yourself in Love so you’re giving from the heart

  • find renewed meaning in the Christian season of Advent

  • discover new ways to mark this month with hope, peace & joy

  • learn some spiritual practices to help you ground in God this month

  • enjoy a couple of “gifts” - special treats and surprises!