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Guest House Closure Information

As of January 2nd, 2024, the Guest House will be closed for all overnight retreats until the Guest House renovations are completed in 2025. We will periodically provide updates on the progress of the renovations. The Convent is available Tuesdays through Sundays except for the first Tuesday of the month for:

* Individuals who wish to come for the day, join services and/or use the convent’s library and common spaces with advance notice (please contact us at least 2 days beforehand).

*Individuals who wish to attend “Food for the Soul” day retreats and workshops in the conference room (registration through the website).

*Groups who wish to book day retreats (please contact us at least 6 weeks before the date you hope to have your event – please note, we are only booking dates after April 16, 2024).

For more information or to arrange a day retreat, please contact guesthouse@ssjd.ca or call 416-226-2201, ext. 305.

Retreats for 2024

Date in 2024In-person or onlineQuite Day or SeriesSpeakersTheme
Feb 24In-PersonLent Quiet DayWendy Grace  Praying with Icons
Feb 21, 28, March 6, 13OnlineAfternoon Series
2:30 – 4 pm
ShannonOpening to God
April 20In-personQuiet Day  Joanne Davies  Coping in a world gone mad
May 4  In-PersonQuiet Day  Svetlana PanichReading the sayings of the Desert Fathers and Philokalia about despair and hope
Sept 12 – Nov 28OnlineSeriesConnieGlorious Companions – 12 sessions
October 19In-personQuiet Day  Wendy Grace  Women’s Wisdom (in person)
November 2, 9, 16, 23OnlineSeries
10 – 11:30 am
Brian Dench/ Chris HookerCeltic Knots
Nov 30In-personAdvent Quiet DayNancyAnne PurreJournaling
Further information and registration will be posted closer to the event date