Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre is pleased to offer a variety of retreats, days of prayer and renewal, and workshops throughout the year. Click on the links below for program information and registration instructions.

Retreats and Workshops

Days of Recollection and Prayer

Day with Therese of Lisieux—Her Letters (Part Five)

Date: Dec 4, 2021 9:30am-3:30pm 

Led by; Fr. Chris Kulig O. Carm.

Cost: $65 (includes lunch)

​This day of reflection will focus on the correspondence of Therese during her first years of vows under the Prioress, Mother Marie de Gonzague.  Time period covered: September 1890 to February 1893.

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ASH WEDNESDAY: A DAY OF REFLECTION              

 

March 2, 2022 (Wednesday, 9:30AM to 1:00PM)

Led by Fr. Michael Wastag, O. Carm.              

Cost: $30 per person

  
                    

Come spend a quiet day of prayer and reflection in preparation for the season of Lent.  Mass will be celebrated at 11:15 am followed by lunch at noon.

Register by February 25

 

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A DAY WITH THERESE OF LISIEUX – Her Letters - PART VIII        

 

March 5 2022
(Saturday, 9:30AM to 3:30PM)

Led by Fr. Chris Kulig, O. Carm.       

Cost: $65 per person

 

This day of reflection will focus on the correspondence of Therese during the last few months of her life.  It was during this time that her Carmelite sisters, mostly Mother Agnes and Sister Marie (her blood sisters Pauline and Marie), recorded her words, which comprise the book Last Conversations.  Time period covered: April to September 1897. Register by February 25

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A DAY WITH THERESE OF LISIEUX – Her Letters - PART IX          

April 2, 2022
(Saturday, 9:30AM to  3:30PM)
Led by Fr. Chris Kulig, O. Carm.                      
Cost: $65 per person
 

What did others have to say of Therese?  This final installment looks at correspondence from family and friends which mention the Little Flower.  Of great interest are the reflections of St. Zelie Martin, her mother, who died when Therese was just 4 years old.  Her early recollections of Therese, along with those of others throughout her life, help us to understand Therese throughout the entirety of her short life.  Register by March 25

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Through the Looking Glass

by group appointment

5 person minimum required

Cost: free will offering

9am-1pm

Learn the basics about Carmelite Spirituality through the stained glass windows of the Main Chapel.  This program will be a walking tour of the stained glass images of Our Lady and Elijah, the two main archetypes of Carmelite Spirituality.  Time for meditation in the chapel will follow the presentation.  The morning ends with mass .  (Groups can schedule this as a chapel tour during the week).

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Lectio Divina Group

by group appointment- please call 905 356 4113 (5 person minimum required)

Looking for a deeper experience of listening to God’s word?  Try our new Lectio Divina Group.  Lectio Divina, or “Sacred Reading,” is a group form of praying with the scriptures.  All one needs is a prayerful desire to know God through God’s word as it speaks to the group.  The structured process of Lectio Divina helps the group to enter deeply into God’s word with the hopes of finding applications for its meaning to life in the 21st century.  The group will pray with the gospel reading for the upcoming Sunday

Overnight Retreats

Directed and Private Retreats

Call the Centre Office for availability

Accommodation and meals included.

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WELCOMING THE NEW YEAR

 

Led by: Kathryn Mc Morrow

Jan 7-9, 2022 (CHECK IN FRIDAY BEFORE 5:30PM DINNER TO SUNDAY DEPARTURE AFTER LUNCH)

Cost:$300

 

 A weekend to bid farewell to last year and to create some space for the challenges and blessings waiting in the wings of 2022. Through mini-presentations, group work, prayer and personal reflection, participants will acquire tools for letting go of the old and welcoming the new, with a greater awareness of where they want to put their energy in the coming year.  Bring last year’s calendar/agenda. Candlelight dress-up dinner and social evening on Saturday. All in the welcoming environment of Mount Carmel. Your stay can be extended into the week with the option of individual sessions with Kathryn.

 

 For more information e-mail Kathryn at innovationsca@yahoo.ca

 

REGISTRATION IS THROUGH MOUNT CARMEL

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DECISION MAKING AND DISCERNMENT

 

Led by: Kathryn McMorrow

Jan 14-16, 2022 (CHECK IN FRIDAY BEFORE 5:30PM DINNER TO SUNDAY DEPARTURE AFTER LUNCH)

Cost: $300

We are the result of the choices that we make. Whether you are facing major changes and decisions or simply wish to examine the decisions you make on a daily basis and the effects on your life, this may be the workshop/retreat for you.   Drawing upon the wisdom of Ignatian spirituality and Jungian psychology,  participants will have the opportunity to learn and use tools that have been proven effective in the decision-making process.

 The weekend will allow participants to go into the process more deeply and will include an optional 30 minute individual session with Kathryn. The stand alone Saturday workshop (9:30 - 4:00) will give participants the tools and some practice in good decision-making.

For more information, email questions to Kathryn at innovationsca@yahoo.ca REGISTRATION IS THROUGH MOUNT CARMEL

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Kathryn is a popular guest presenter at Mount Carmel. Based in Montreal, she has done social justice work throughout the Americas, South Korea, Australia, and South Africa in English, French and Spanish. She has Masters degrees in Clinical Psychology and in Religious Studies. She is also trained in spiritual accompaniment.

Power of Forgiveness

 

Led By:

Date: March 18-20, 2022 

Cost:    

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Winding Path of Grief                            

Led by:

Date: May 13 – 15 , 2022

Cost: $

 

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SEPARATION AND DIVORCE JOURNEY RETREAT

DATE :TBD

Led by: Anna Racine.

Cost: $300

The Journey of Separation and Divorce is a life altering event.  Every person’s journey is different but there are many common experiences that everyone goes through. Using various methods we will explore the steps involved in order to find hope for the future.  You will be provided with tools and strategies for coping with the struggles and finding ways to deal with the painful emotions. This Retreat provides a supportive environment to find empathy, understanding and consolation from others travelling along the same journey. Learn how to redefine yourself as you work through rebuilding your life.

Presenter Bio available at www.annaracine.org

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SOUL CARE RETREAT

June  3-5, 2022

Led by: Cathy A.J. Hardy

Details pending**

More information and presenter bio at:

https://soulcare.cathyajhardy.com/

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One Day Workshops 

One Day Workshops 

A Little Step on the Way of Spiritual Childhood of Therese of Lisieux

Led by: Fr, Chris Kulig O. Carm.

Sat.  Dec 4.  4pm-8pm

Cost: $  50  (includes festive dinner)

Therese of Lisieux remains one of the most popular saints of the last century since her canonization in 1925. 

Our Monastery, as the home to her National Shrine, offers 4 first class relics on permanent display, an icon of her sainted parents, and a modest museum of artifacts.  Her feast day draws over a thousand pilgrims to our grounds each fall.  For those who wish to learn more about this fascinating saint, we offer this evening program.    A talk on a theme of Therese’s spirituality followed by mass, ending with dinner in a relaxed atmosphere in our main dining room.  

 

Come celebrate your faith in the Eucharist and in learning more about this popular Doctor of the Church.

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Surviving the Holidays

Sat., December 4

Led by: Anna Racine

Cost: $65 (includes lunch)

Wondering how you will survive the weeks surrounding Christmas? Are you dreading the holidays, knowing that your life has changed and that happy memories from past years can’t be recreated? You are not alone. Holidays can trigger feelings of sadness, loss, emptiness and anxiety. Learn practical coping strategies to navigate the holiday season and find peace and hope for the coming year.

Presenter Bio available at www.annaracine.org

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2022 WORKSHOPS

 

Death and Dying – Let’s Talk About It

Date: Sat. February 26, 2022 

(930am-3:30pm includes lunch)   

 

 

Surviving Separation and Divorce                               

Date: Sat. March 5, 2022

(930am-3:30pm includes lunch) 

 

Aging Gracefully                                            

Date: Sat. April 2, 2022

 

Change is Coming – Are you Ready? 

                                         

Date: Sat. April 9 ,2022 

 (930am-3:30pm includes lunch) 

 

 

Loving and Respecting Yourself                                

Date: Sat. May 7, 2022 

  (930am-3:30pm includes lunch)                                               

Ongoing Activities

SILENT MEDITATION

Mondays at 10am Wednesdays at 10am and Fridays at 10am and 6pm

Hosted by: Fr. Thomas Hakala O. Carm.

 

Meditation will be held in the Niagara room on the 4th floor.

Cost: Free will offering

You are invited to come and experience meditation as a way of bringing peace, harmony and joy to your life. Meditation is a way to assist you live a mindful life, to enhance your day-to-day awareness by living in the present moment.

 

​Being is the capacity of our being: and now, in this moment, we recognize, acknowledge , and submit ourselves. We remind ourselves of this each time we live in the moment. This particular moment this is now making us joyous becomes the continuing moment of every day of every year.

“ New to silent meditation?  If you want, plan to arrive 10 minutes before starting time, to receive some simple instruction on the process. It’s really as simple as ‘just sitting there!’ in God’s Presence and listening. “

DAILY MASS - 11:15 AM

Monday thru Friday

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is celebrated on weekdays at 11:15 AM in the Canadian National Shrine of St. Therese the Little Flower.

 

All are Welcome!

SPIRITUAL DIRECTION

Monthly Sessions

Spiritual direction sessions are available on a monthly basis. Please call Centre at 905-356-4113 for information.

 

DREAM GROUP

by group appointment- please call 905 356 4113

Cost: Free Will Offering

 

Led by: Fr. Chris Kulig O. Carm.

 

“IN DREAMS WILL I SPEAK TO HIM”  --Numbers 12:6

DREAM GROUP :Ever wonder what to make of your dreams?  Attend the bi-monthly Mount Carmel Dream Group to discover how God may be guiding you through your dreams.

Through a structured sharing process, the group will examine dreams brought by its members.  Come with an open mind and a dream or two!  

 

SEPARATED AND DIVORCED MINISTRY

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A group of separated and divorced Catholics meet every other Monday for prayer, input and sharing. Call the Centre at 905-356-4113 for information. Please note that you do not have to be Catholic to attend. Everyone is welcome!

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SUPERVISION for SPIRITUAL DIRECTORS

Sessions by Appointment

Supervision is available for trained spiritual directors and for spiritual directors currently in a training program. Please call Centre at 905-356-4113 for information and session fees.

EMOTIONS ANONYMOUS-- now offered as virutal meeting - call for more info

Tuesday Evenings at 7pm

A twelve-step organization composed of people who come together in weekly meetings for the purpose of working toward recovery from emotional difficulties.

 

An EA group meets every Tuesday evening at 7 PM. Call the Centre at 905-356-4113 for information.

Labyrinth Walk

by group appointment

Cost: free will offering

 

 

Come and experience the Mount Carmel Labyrinth as a different way to pray!  The Labyrinth as an ancient archetypal form and method of prayer has experienced a resurgence in spiritual circles in the past few decades.  An introductory orientation to the Labyrinth will begin at 9 a.m. with a group walk of the Labyrinth at 10 a.m. (Those who have had the introduction before can join the walk at 10).  Participants are free to stay for mass at 11:15.

 

TRIVIA DAY! THE SEQUEL

NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON-

CURRENTLY DELAYED DUE TO COVID 19

 

Join us for an afternoon of fun, trivia, food and prizes

FRIENDS OF CARMEL

The Friends of Carmel are a group of supporters and benefactors who assist in the promotion and raising of funds for Mount Carmel.

 

If you would like information on joining us, please call the Centre 905 356 4113 x4200

 

All are welcome!

All Sunday events will be as follows:

11:15 AM MASS, 12 LUNCH, 1PM MEETING