Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission calls upon church and other faith leaders to collaborate with Indigenous Elders and Survivors “to develop and teach curriculum …on the need to respect Indigenous spirituality in its own right, the history and legacy of residential schools and the roles of the church parties in that system, the history and legacy of religious conflict in Aboriginal families and communities, and the responsibility that churches have to mitigate such conflicts and prevent spiritual violence.”
Working with the Jesuit Forum for Social Faith and Justice and Indigenous knowledge keepers, Loyola House seeks to contribute to the enactment of this recommendation through an eight-day retreat, Listening to Indigenous Voices. Based on a model of spiritual conversations, retreatants will explore the diverse Indigenous cultures of this land, unlearn stereotypes and misconceptions, explore the history of colonization that has marked relationships between Settlers and Indigenous Peoples, and seek ways to address that painful legacy by seeking concrete pathways towards right relationships, decolonization, and re-indigenization.
Periods of silent reflection, group and land-based activities, talks, and multi-media presentations will round out the eight days of listening and sharing together in a circle. This retreat is guided by a group, with some possible individual direction.
Renovations to the accommodation wing included new flooring, countertops and beds. We created 20 ensuites and the shared washrooms have been upgraded.
- $910 – Ensuite Room – private single bedroom with 3-piece washroom, desk and chair
- $830 – Standard Room – private single bedroom with sink, desk and chair