Registration: Food for the Soul
To register for any of the Food for the Soul events
Please fill out a separate form for each person and each event and mail to St. John’s Convent with your deposit. The Guest House only accepts cash or cheques.
You may phone or e-mail to check whether the retreat is full, but to reserve a place, we MUST have your written registration form AND deposit. Balance of payment is due when you check in.
Please check in at the main Convent lobby, NOT the Guest House entrance.
Food for the Soul: Opportunities and FeesGuided Retreats
These overnight retreats focus on a particular theme and include four or five talks over the course of two days, with ample time for personal reflection, reading, walking, and prayer.
Participants are invited to join the Sisters for chapel services. Meals are eaten in silence, and the Guest House is a place of silence during the retreat.
The fee and (nonrefundable) deposit are listed under the description for each retreat. Commuters are welcome if there is space. The fee is 55% of the overnight fee, and the deposit is the same as listed.
Quiet Garden Days
These are one-day retreats, beginning with coffee and conversation at 9:30 am and ending by 4 pm. Each focuses on a particular theme, and the retreat leader gives two or three short talks during the day, leaving ample time for participants’ prayer and personal reflection, and the opportunity to join the Sisters for the noon Eucharist.
There is an opportunity for quiet conversation over a bag lunch or, for an additional fee, a hot (silent) dinner in the Refectory with the Sisters. Fees are listed under the description for each Quiet Saturday.
Full payment is required with registration.
Enjoy some time for rest, reflection and prayer in the Convent courtyard, labyrinth, gardens and walks, beginning with coffee and conversation at 9:30 am and ending by 4 pm.
A Sister will give a brief introduction with suggestions for how to use your day, you can join the Sisters for the noon Eucharist, and the day ends with a brief gathering for sharing and reflection.
Fees (and deposits where applicable) are listed in the individual descriptions. Full payment is required with registration.
Schedule your own retreat or come with a friend. Standard fee is $80 per night, including three meals ($70 for seniors; $70 for full-time students with ID). If you would like to have individual spiritual direction during your retreat, the cost is $35 per session. No Monday arrivals except clergy.
Design your own program & customized sabbatical programs, see here »
No one is turned away from a retreat because of inability to pay. Please let us know if you cannot afford the full cost of a retreat. We can assist with a special bursary fund supported by donations for this purpose.Special Dietary concerns
We are able to provide for gluten-free and vegetarian diets only. If you have any food allergies, please consult with the Guest House prior to arrival.