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Building an Earthen Church

May 22 @ 7:30 pm - May 30 @ 1:00 pm

An 8-Day Retreat

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Ecology is the study of living systems. Ecclesiology is the study of church. If church does not soon become radically ecological, its systems will quickly loss all their living and life-giving force. Since the disruptions of the pandemic, many faithful people have discovered genuine connection in Creation and now feel distanced from former church communities enclosed in buildings and ways of thought that confine rather than expand human spiritual experience.  New ecclesial movements like Forest Churches are blowing like the Spirit in the trees. This retreat seeks to take seriously the stirrings in believing hearts for a new Earth-rooted way to live out our faith. Through talks, group input, outside contemplative activities and creative communal prayer, participants will themselves become congregants in the Earthen church they hope to build.

  • partially silent retreat
  • group activities
  • outdoor activities
  • individual spiritual direction available

Facilitated by Greg Kennedy


  • $990 – Ensuite Room  – private single bedroom with 3-piece washroom, desk and chair
  • $899 – Standard Room – private single bedroom with sink, desk and chair

Room availability will show in the form’s options below. If all room options are at capacity (FULL), only then the Waiting List option will show…please do fill out the application form to get on the Waiting List! Any questions, contact the Registrar’s office at 519-824-1250 ext. 266 or email registration@ignatiusguelph.caScroll down for this retreat’s description.

To fill out application, select your accommodation choice by clicking the Quantity box and selecting 1.



May 22 @ 7:30 pm
May 30 @ 1:00 pm
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Loyola House Retreats & Ignatian Training
519.824.1250 ext. 266
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Loyola House at Ignatius Jesuit Centre
5420 Hwy 6 North
Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J2 Canada
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519.824.1250 ext 266
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