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November 2020


VIRTUAL – Advent Weekend Retreat

November 27, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - November 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

The ache of waiting hopefully Over the course of 2020, we have become well practised in waiting. While the world has kept its head down and face covered, digging in to outlast the pandemic, movements for greater social justice have lost patience and risen up to struggle for change. At one and the same time, we have waited too long for equality and real quality of life and not yet long enough for certainty and security.  The waiting of Advent…

December 2020

DIY Advent 2020 Retreat

December 2, 2020 @ 10:00 am - December 24, 2020 @ 11:00 pm

An early Christmas gift from Ignatius Jesuit Centre to you: A Do-It-Yourself Advent 2020 Retreat featuring three videos and prayer guides. Advent has always been about waiting, but this year waiting has become an international pastime. For multiple reasons, 2020 has pushed us into the Ache of Waiting Hopefully.  Take some time to get in touch with the challenges and hopes that face you and the world this Advent season, all with a view as to how you can better…


December 12, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Ignatius Jesuit Centre presents a Covid-induced prayer service for Advent 2020.  Covid-Advent Vespers takes the ancient tradition of vespers (chanting the psalms at evening) and drops it squarely in our very current time and place. Featuring: Poetry by Greg Kennedy, SJ Photography by Matthew Hendzel, SJ Music by Br. David-Peter Tigchelaar, osb A reupholstered prayer for “unprecedented times”. These 45-minutes of hope and aching will help you connect with this our peculiar Advent 2020 Join Zoom Meeting here. Meeting ID: 894…

January 2021

Creative Resolutions: Praying It Forward

January 1 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Ignatius Jesuit Centre presents a Contemplative Cabaret on the first night of 2021. Creative Resolutions: Praying It Forward gathers art, live music and poetry into a dialogue about living the new year creatively.  Recognizing 2021 as a season for deep reflection and bold expression, the artists will engage struggle and hope for an hour of collective creativity resolved to contribute to a world more beautiful and just. Performers include: Lorraine Roy (textile artist) Nan Goodship (painter) Peter Tigchelaar (musician) Anna…

$15 – $75

Women’s Weekly Prayer Group for Non-Ordinary Times

January 18 @ 7:15 pm - February 15 @ 8:45 pm

It may be “Ordinary Time” on the Church calendar, yet it’s anything but ordinary in our churches and our lives. Many are feeling the absence of usual support systems. Hence this prayer circle – an avenue to support one another through these challenging times. In this (virtual) circle of (real) women, we will seek to deepen our connection with God, our Source of Life; with our sense of ourselves as God’s beloved; with Hope, Peace and even Joy. We will…


VIRTUAL – 8-Day Directed Retreat

January 20 @ 7:30 pm - January 28 @ 1:00 pm

While the pandemic renders it impossible to come to Loyola House for your retreat, we will bring the directed retreat to you! Just as in any silent retreat, Loyola House spiritual directors will provide daily spiritual direction that will occur via Zoom (or telephone). There will be no talks/input sessions for the retreat; and sadly, we cannot offer daily mass. As ever, your director will listen to you and the Holy Spirit in order to help guide you in your prayer.…

February 2021


VIRTUAL – Ignatian Spirituality Retreat

February 14 @ 7:30 pm - February 19 @ 1:00 pm

At the start of Lent, a practical introduction to Ignatian Spirituality This is retreat is an excellent way to enter into Lent, as it helps you prepare and open your heart and mind to Christ. This retreat is also a good opportunity for a beginner or an experienced director to gain a heightened awareness of the fundamentals of an Ignatian Retreat or to prepare for Annotation 19 (the Spiritual Exercises in daily life). This year it is being offered online. …


VIRTUAL – Knowing the Heart of Jesus

February 26 @ 7:30 pm - February 28 @ 8:30 pm

A Weekend of Guided Prayer Facilitated by Bill Clarke, SJ Treat yourself to a time of prayerful rest with the One who loves you and longs to share his heart with you, inviting you to, “learn from me for I am gentle and humble of heart and you will find rest for your souls” (Matthew 11:29). This is an online (virtual) retreat during which you will be able to access several videos of Gospel Contemplations, presented by Fr Bill Clarke…


VIRTUAL – Finding Your Way: Weekend of Discernment

February 26 @ 7:30 pm - February 28 @ 2:00 pm

Be part of this retreat designed for people who need time and support in decision making. It will be an online experience using Zoom. It includes personal prayer time to support personal integration of whole-group, small-group, and individual interactions. Opportunities to speak with the presenters about the discernment process form a part of the weekend. Limited to 18 participants. Please note that space is limited so register early. Deadline to register is February 19. God constantly creates and imparts God’s Spirit…

March 2021


VIRTUAL – Turn, Turn, Turn Weekend Retreat

March 5 @ 7:30 pm - March 7 @ 8:30 pm

Facilitated by Greg Kennedy, SJ Nothing quite says it like the Book of Ecclesiastes: “Vanity of vanities, all is vanity and chasing after wind!” In the humdrum grid of daily monotony who hasn’t paraphrased  this brief book of the Hebrew Bible, which avows that there’s nothing new under the sun and that most of what takes place on this planet, pandemics included, is pretty much pointless. That a human should sometimes moan under the dull weight of existence is not…

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