COVID-19 PANDEMIC UPDATE
Guest House and Convent Closed and Retreats Cancelled
This retreat will be rescheduled at a later date
It is with continued heavy hearts that we let you all know that our Guest House and Convent remains closed to non-essential visitors until further notice and that all SSJD retreats up to the end of June are now cancelled. In addition, the Women at the Crossroads program in July has been cancelled.
If you have already registered for any of these retreats, the Guest House office will be in touch with you regarding your deposit.
Please continue to keep in your prayers all who are affected by this disease – the sick and dying, the health care workers, the self-isolating, their families, the house-bound who have no way to get food, the lonely and frightened, and the scientists and health care researchers seeking for ways to stop the virus.
With assurance of our prayers for you.
The Sisters of St. John the Divine
Being aware of oneself in the present moment is the secular form of mindfulness that is promoted and practised in the Western world and is regarded as one of the best antidotes to our overly busy, distracted and stressful lives. So far so good.
As a follower of Christ, how does one become mindful of oneself in the Eternal Presence of the Giver of Life? That’s something slightly different, worth exploring, and putting into practice, provided one desires to live as a mindful Christian. This mindfulness is based on Scripture and Christian tradition, the practice of body and breath awareness.
Led by the Rev. Sandor Borbely, currently an Anglican priest in the Diocese of Toronto (formerly trained by the Jesuits). He is passionate about all things that are related to the practical implementation of Christian contemplative spirituality and he likes to share the fruits of his experiential knowledge with anyone who is interested.
This retreat will be rescheduled at a later date.
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).
St John’s Convent Guest House
233 Cummer Avenue
Phone 416-226-2201 ext 305