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Individually Directed Retreat

Individually Directed Retreat

Tuesday – Thursday, October 24 - 26, 2017

Our God of love so desires to meet with you in the quiet of your heart. Carve out time to come aside and be still, to let your soul settle into the silence, to be intimately present to yourself and to God.

A trained spiritual guide will meet with you twice during the silence and solitude of your retreat to help you listen for the movement of God in your prayer and life journey.

Your spiritual guide can introduce you to ways of prayer and suggest scriptural or other prayer content, and you are welcome to bring your contemplative crafts and journal.

We will meet as a group after supper on Tuesday evening to open the retreat and again at 3:30 pm on Thursday for a short closing prayer service.

  • Arrivals and registration 2-4 pm Tuesday; ends 4:00 pm Thursday.
  • Fee $240; deposit $50.
  • Registration deadline: October 17, 2017
  • Limited enrollment.
  • To download the poster for this retreat, click the top right corner on the image above. Print/download buttons are top right in new window [1.9 MB pdf] To view the gallery of 2017 posters, click 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).

Individually Directed Retreat? or Personal Retreat?

  • INDIVIDUALLY DIRECTED RETREATS (IDRs) are 3-day retreats (either Tuesday-Thursday or Friday - Sunday). Several IDRs are held by SSJD at specific times of the year as part of the Food for the Soul retreat offerings. IDRs are open to a small group of people and feature individual spiritual direction, as detailed above.
  • PERSONAL RETREATS can be scheduled by one person at a time any time, and may be quiet time, or with spiritual direction, or as a design-your-own program of various lengths of time: see here http://ssjd.ca/retreats-personal.html
  • FOR DETAILS - Phone: 416-226-2201, ext. 305 Fax: 416-226-2131 E-mail: guesthouse@ssjd.ca
  • IDRs are scheduled for:
    • Tuesday – Thursday, October 24 - 26, 2017
    • Tuesday–Thursday, March 6–8, 2018 - see here »
    • Tuesday–Thursday, October 2–4, 2018