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April 2021

$140 – $200

New Farmer Training Program – Term 1

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - April 28 @ 8:00 pm

Registration for Term 1 is OPEN! Sign up here. Here’s the line-up for Term 1: April 19 – 7-8 pm – Full term meet up April 21 – 9-10:30 am – Introduction to organic growing April 21 – 1:30-3 pm – Botany April 23 – 9-10:30 am – Language of local organic food systems, part 1 April 23 – 1:30-3 pm – Language of local organic food systems, part 2 April 26 – 9-10:30 am – Pest and disease management…

$395

VIRTUAL – 8-Day Directed Retreat

April 22 @ 7:30 pm - April 30 @ 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.…

May 2021

$125

VIRTUAL – The Little Prince Retreat

May 7 @ 7:30 pm - May 9 @ 8:30 pm

A Weekend with a Childhood Friend Facilitated by Greg Kennedy, SJ And when you finally find consolation (consolation is always to be found), you’ll be happy to have known me.  You’ll always be my friend.  (Antoine Saint-Exupery) Sometimes it’s helpful to stop and assess just how much you’ve grown up, that is, to measure how far you’ve moved away from the enchanted world of the child.  Do the night stars astound you, or fill you with an ambition to possess, or…

VIRTUAL – Introductory session for multi-faith retreat series

May 8 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Inter-Spirituality and Comparative Mysticism Led by Prof. Dr. Jorge Ferrer*, former core faculty and chairman at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco Loyola House is hosting a virtual multi-faith retreat series on inter-spirituality and comparative mysticism.  Conducted by leaders in the various traditions, the series includes four weekend retreats (Saturdays and Sundays) throughout May, June and July, beginning with an introductory session. Times listed are in EST. In this introductory session, Prof. Jorge Ferrer will offer us the…

$125

VIRTUAL – Jesuit Ignatian and Buddhist Traditions Retreat

May 15 @ 9:00 am - May 16 @ 8:00 pm

Inter-Spirituality and Comparative Mysticism Led by: Dr. Greg Kennedy SJ*, Loyola House, Ignatius Jesuit Centre, Guelph, – Jesuit Ignatian approaches. Norman Feldman*, co-founder and retired Guiding Teacher of True North Insight Meditation Centre – Buddhist approaches. Treat yourself to an opportunity to develop some key tools and practices towards better self-knowledge and ways to better discern your life’s purpose or calling. In this retreat, our speakers and spiritual directors will be exploring these questions from the perspectives of the Jesuit…

$125

VIRTUAL – “See, I Am Making All Things New” Join Me! Weekend Retreat

May 21 @ 7:30 pm - May 23 @ 4:30 pm

Cultivating hope, faith & love during Covid & Climate Change “See, I Am Making All Things New” (Revelation 21:5) Facilitated by Bill Clarke, SJ, Yvonne Prowse, & Greg Kennedy, SJ Musicians serenading from balconies in locked-down Italy. Scientists’ unprecedented global collaboration to discover a vaccine for the deadly virus. A 7pm daily “Angelus” in New York City as residents sound their thanks for front-line health care providers. Birds heard singing in the new-found quiet of Wuhan Province. Air pollution in…

$125

VIRTUAL – Hinduism, Meditative Inquiry, and Muslim Sufi traditions Retreat

May 22 @ 9:00 am - May 23 @ 8:00 pm

Exploring contemplation and self-knowledge through the lenses of these traditions Led by Ashwani Kumar*, Associate Professor, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax – Hinduism and Meditative Inquiry approaches. Jason Idriss Sparkes*, The Burhānīya Sufi Order/Tarīqah, Waterloo, Ontario – Muslim Sufi approaches. Treat yourself to an opportunity to develop some key tools and practices towards better self-knowledge and ways to better discern your life’s purpose or calling. In this retreat, our speakers and spiritual directors will be exploring these questions from the…

June 2021

$300

VIRTUAL – 9 Journeys of the Soul: An Enneagram Retreat

June 3 @ 9:30 am - June 6 @ 5:00 pm

The Enneagram illuminates nine different journeys of the soul; nine particular ways that we experience disconnection from God and our deepest selves, and nine paths through which the Spirit is inviting us back home. This VIRTUAL retreat will explore these nine journeys of the soul in conversation with the Biblical story and your lived experience. In daily teaching sessions, spiritual director and Enneagram teacher, Tamara Shantz will introduce you to the Enneagram as a spiritual tool. Each day will include…

$125

VIRTUAL – Finding Your Way: Weekend of Discernment

June 11 @ 7:30 pm - June 13 @ 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 June 4. God constantly creates and imparts God’s Spirit…

$125

VIRTUAL – Indigenous, Jewish Kabbalah, and Lutheran traditions Retreat

June 12 @ 9:00 am - June 13 @ 8:00 pm

Exploring contemplation and self-knowledge through the lenses of these traditions Led by Blair A. Stonechild*, Professor of Indigenous Studies, First Nations University, Regina – Spirituality as Inspirational Knowledge in Indigenous Traditions. B. Les Lancaster*, Liverpool John Moores University, UK and the Alef Trust (www.aleftrust.org) – Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism. Debbie Lou Ludolph*, Dean of Chapel, Inshallah director, Director of Kanata Centre for Worship and Global Song, Martin Luther University College, Waterloo – Singing as a Contemplative Practice within a Lutheran…

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