Directed and Private Retreats

Call the Centre Office for availability

Cost:  $150/day for Directed;   $140/day for Private

 

Accommodation and meals included.

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POWER OF FORGIVENESS RETREAT

July 23-25, 2021

Led by: Anna Racine

Cost:$290

 

​Understanding forgiveness is the first key to being able to forgive. Learn how to identify the stages of forgiveness on the journey to letting go. Explore how to release negative emotions of hurt, anger, blame and hatred so you can live more fully alive. This Retreat will provide a caring and nurturing environment to work through the forgiveness process and begin to heal from your deepest hurts. You will be guided with tools that will enable you to move forward with the healing process.

 

Presenter Bio available at www.annaracine.org

 

Learn how the power of forgiveness will set you free.”

 

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SEASONS OF GRIEF RETREAT – Surviving Loss

Sept 17-19, 2021

Led by; Anna Racine

Cost: $290

 

Presenter Bio available at www.annaracine.org

Are you in a Season of Grief? Grief moves and changes like the seasons. Come and explore grief through the seasons of loss, change, growth and renewal.

This retreat is for people experiencing loss through death/separation/divorce/lost relationships and life changes. An opportunity to examine your loss by......

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SEPARATION AND DIVORCE JOURNEY RETREAT

DATE :TBD

Led by: Anna Racine.

Cost: $290

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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SUMMER STILLNESS: A Retreat for Women

August 9-13, 2021

Led by Kathryn McMorrow

Cost: $560

(Check in 3pm Monday with dinner at 5:30pm to lunch on Friday)

 

Relax, renew and reenergize in the tranquil and welcoming environment of Mount Carmel.  The theme this year is RECUPERATION AND REVITALIZATION: balancing our energy centres, strengthening the immune system and deepening spiritual practices.

Mornings will consist of mini-presentations, personal reflection and sharing. Afternoons will be for integration through optional activities such as gentle tai chi movements, mandalas, walking the labyrinth, lectio divina, and immersing oneself in the restorative beauty of Mount Carmel and Niagara Falls. THIS IS NOT A SILENT RETREAT. 

 

Input sessions will be balanced with meditative activities and periods of silence for prayer and reflection.  Meals can be taken in silence or conversation. Participants will be invited to personalize this retreat to meet their needs. If you wish, bring materials for artwork, a journal, comfortable clothing for stretching, walking shoes and rain gear.

 

For more information or clarification, email questions to Kathryn at innovationsca@yahoo.ca  

 

REGISTRATION IS THROUGH MOUNT CARMEL


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MOVING FORWARD: WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE?

August 20-22, 2021

Led by: Kathryn McMorrow

Cost: $290

(Check in available after 3pm Friday (no dinner) and retreat starting at 7pm to Sunday lunch)

Have you experienced or are you anticipating major changes in your life - career, education, family, retirement - or feeling a general dissatisfaction with your life right now? This workshop/retreat weekend invites you to examine where and how you are being called to live out your unique contribution - that which would be the most deeply satisfying and fulfilling for you in this next stage of your journey.

 

Discover more about yourself and who you are called to be, how to grieve past events that prevent you from moving forward and how to create an environment of meaning and purpose in your life.

 

For more information or clarification, email questions to Kathryn at innovationsca@yahoo.ca

 

REGISTRATION IS THROUGH MOUNT CARMEL

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LIVING FULLY: BEFRIENDING YOUR SHADOW

August 23-26, 2021

Led by: Kathryn McMorrow

Cost: $420

(Check in Monday after 3pm  until Thursday lunch)

 

The shadow is composed of everything we drove back into our unconscious for fear of being rejected by those important to our well-being when we were young.  Using a gentle psychospiritual framework, Jungian psychology, gospel references and other spiritual writings, we will explore the hidden part of ourselves which contains both undiscovered gifts and unhealed woundedness.  Integrating the shadow can lead to greater authenticity, creativity, energy and healing. 

 

Mornings will consist of mini-presentations, reflection and optional sharing. Afternoons will be for personal integration through a variety of activities and spiritual practices. If you wish, bring materials for artwork, a journal, walking shoes, comfortable clothing and rain gear.

THIS IS NOT A SILENT RETREAT. 

 

Meals can be taken in silence or conversation.  Retreatants are invited to personalize the retreat to meet their needs. For further information or clarification email questions to Kathryn at innovationsca@yahoo.ca 

 

REGISTRATION IS THROUGH MOUNT CARMEL

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Presenter Bio:

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

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

A Day with Therese of Lisieux—Her Letters (Part One)

Sat. Aug 7, 2021 9:30am-3:30pm

Led by: Fr. Chris Kulig O. Carm.

Cost: $65 (includes lunch)

This day of reflection will look at the history of collecting the Letters of Therese and begin to look at the earliest correspondence and her first letters.  The time period covers April 1877 to November 1886, when Therese was 4 to almost 14 years old.

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A Day with Therese of Lisieux—Her Letters (Part Two)

Sat.  Sept 18, 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 as she discerns her vocation to Carmel.  It will cover from Christmas 1886, the time of her famous conversion, to April 1888, her last days in the world before entering the Carmel of Lisieux

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A Day with Therese of Lisieux—Her Letters (Part Three)

Sat. Oct 9, 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 that first year of postulancy in the Lisieux, April 9, 1888 to January 10, 1889, when she receives the habit and enters novitiate.  Come see how she adjusted to her new life in the cloister.

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A Day with Therese of Lisieux—Her Letters (Part Four)

Date: Sat Nov 6, 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 the sacred year of prayer known as the Canonical Year, or more commonly, The Novitiate, from January 10, 1889 to September 8, 1890, when she makes her profession.  Come see how she documents her growth during this time of discernment.

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A 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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ADVENT DAY OF REFLECTION            

 

December 8 (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 Christmas.  Mass will be celebrated at 11:15 am followed by lunch at noon.  Register by November 30

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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

One Day Workshops 

One Day Workshops 

 

 

 

 

Surviving Separation and Divorce

DATE : Sat. July 10

Led by: Anna Racine

Cost: $65 (includes lunch)

9:30am-3:30pm

Surviving separation and divorce is one of the worst experiences of our lives. The process involves intense emotions of grief, anger, sadness and deep hurts. Learn how to navigate these emotions and explore the stages involved in the healing process. Through personal sharing, receive support and reassurance that you are not alone and that others have felt and experienced the same challenges.

Presenter Bio available at www.annaracine.org

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The Power of Prayer

Sat Aug 7, 2021, 9:30am-3:30pm

Led by: Anita Mascarenhas 

Cost: $65 (includes lunch)

 

What does Medical Science say about prayer?

Do prayers really work?

Come find out.

 

Join us for a lively discussion on Covid-19.

Learn how to cope with biblical-based strategies

for the future.

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The Anger Iceberg

Sat. August 21, 2021

Led By Anna Racine

Cost: $65 (includes lunch)

9:30am-3:30pm

 

​Getting Angry is only the tip of the Iceberg. Anger is a secondary emotion. Understanding the cause of anger is the first step to managing it. This Workshop will identify the causes of anger and explore our own beliefs and  patterns of response. Learn how to respond to anger on a day-to-day basis in a healthy, constructive, and creative ways.

Presenter Bio available at www.annaracine.org

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LIFE CHANGES:

Who Am I Now?

Sat, September 11, 2021

Cost: $65 includes lunch

Workshop 9:30a.m.-3:30p.m.

​Presented by: Anna Racine

 

Put more joy and more meaning into your life through self-awareness and self-esteem.

 

​A workshop for anyone who has gone through or is anticipating a major change in their life. We will explore how self-image is formed and affected across the lifespan, the components of self-esteem, the strengths which enable us to navigate change, the grieving which may accompany it and the areas that may need healing in order to live fully who and where I am now. Mini-presentations, personal reflection and group work.

Presenter Bio available at www.annaracine.org

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Forgiveness – What is It and Why Is It So Hard?

Sat., October 23, 2021 from 9:30 am.-3:30 pm

Led by: Anna Racine

​Cost: $65 – includes  lunch

 

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  • Have you experienced deep disappointment, hurt or betrayal in an important relationship?

  • Do you continue to suffer from a conflict or trauma that occurred long ago?

  • Are unresolved issues affecting your health, finances or relationships?

This interactive workshop identifies the stumbling blocks to forgiveness, and then provides positive, practical methods to work through the anger, blame and resentment.

 

Forgiveness is about letting go of the past, understanding and moving on. Forgiveness is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself.

Presenter Bio available at www.annaracine.org

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Understanding Grief

Sat., November 27

Led by: Anna Racine

Cost: $65 (includes lunch)

Are you experiencing grief due to the death of a loved one, the loss of a marriage, or the breakup of a relationship? Grief is a natural response to loss. Understanding the Grief you are feeling is the first step to healing. Explore the many facets of grief and be guided through the process and the impact that grief and loss have on our live.  Learn the tools to move forward through the grief process.

Presenter Bio available at www.annaracine.org

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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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August Retreats with Kathryn McMorrow

SILENT MEDITATION

Mondays at 10am Wednesdays at 10am and Fridays at 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'd 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

Ongoing Activities

Overnight Retreats