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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

Ongoing Activities

Come Away Day

Call 905 356 4113 for details and dates

 

SILENT MEDITATION

Mondays at 10am, Wednesdays at 10am. Fridays at 10am

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.

 

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 Catholic Centre  905-684-0154 for information. Please note that you do not have to be Catholic to attend. Everyone is welcome!

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LAY CARMELITES

An Ancient Path for Today’s Pilgrim

 

Lay Carmelites are Roman Catholic men and women who seek to embrace God’s Will in the ordinary circumstances of everyday life.

 

We are part of an 800-year-old tradition of contemplative prayer, community and ministry.

 

For more information contact:

Trudy at 905-732-0670

trudybretzler9@gmail.com

One Day Workshops 

Loving and Respecting Yourself

 

Led by: Anna Racine

Date: Sat. June 22  (930am-3:30pm includes lunch)  

Cost: $70

Respecting and loving yourself does not make you conceited or self-centered. It is about achieving a deep sense of self-worth and self-love.  It is about making the right decisions and taking the right steps when it comes to your life. 

 

This Workshop will guide you with tools on how to begin this process. We will explore the aspects of self esteem and learn how to appreciate and value ourselves. How can we demand love and respect from others when we do not give it to ourselves?

 

“Respect and love is one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves.”

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To register call 905 356 4113 or email reservations@carmelniagara.com

FALL PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Finding God in the Every Day

 Date: September 7

Led by: Anna Racine

Cost: $70 (includes lunch)

Anger Iceberg

 Date: October 19

Led by: Anna Racine

Cost: $70 (includes lunch)

Learning to Grieve – One Day at a Time

 Date: November 23

Led by: Anna Racine

Cost: $70 (includes lunch)

The Healing Power of Forgiveness

Date :December 7

Led by: Anna Racine

Cost: $70 (includes lunch)

Advent – The Season of Hope

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Led by: Anna Racine

Cost; $70 (includes lunch)

Overnight Retreats

(Prices include accommodation and meals)

Winding Path of Grief

Led by: Anna Racine

Date: June 28-30

Cost: $350

 

 Are you travelling on the winding path of grief?

 

The grief journey is a winding path with many twists and turns filled with a multitude of emotions. There is no road map and at times we feel we have lost our way. Grief is a process, an unending long and winding road. This retreat is for people experiencing loss through death/separation/divorce/lost relationships and life changes. An opportunity to explore the grief process and the impact that loss and grief have on our lives. In a supportive and understanding environment, you will be guided with the steps required to heal and move on.

​“Grief is like a long winding path where any       bend may reveal a totally new landscape.” ​

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To register call 905 356 4113 or email reservations@carmelniagara.com

Icon writing Workshops

Date: Sun. June 30-Sat July 6 or Aug 3-9

Cost: $820 room and board (+ art supplies)

Master Iconographer Phillip Zimmerman will guide students through creating one complete icon (to be determined).

Any level of experience is accepted. Each step is demonstrated to students, followed by time to copy what has been taught. Students will learn: filling in, rendering clothes and flesh, 23 karat gold leafing, and varnishing. In addition, students will gain familiarity with ruling pens an ruling pen compasses, and information of preparation of panels for painting.

Students will need to pre order their art  boards and supplies directly through Phil Zimmerman at   philzimm53@gmail.com

Enrollment is limited so register early.

To register call 905 356 4113 x 4200

or email reservations@carmelniagara.com

JULY SUMMER STILLNESS

 Date: Sunday July 7 thru Thursday July 11 

 Cost: $620

 Led by: Kathryn McMorrow

Relax, renew and reenergize in the tranquil and welcoming environment

> of Mount Carmel. The July theme is: OWNING YOUR VOICE: CELEBRATING YOUR UNIQUENESS A retreat of healing and empowerment, exploring the voices both internal and external that have kept us from speaking our truth, discovering our gifts, honouring our intuition and pursuing who we are called to be.

 THIS IS NOT A SILENT RETREAT. Input sessions will be balanced with meditative activities and periods of silence for prayer and reflection, lectio divina and walking the labyrinth. Meals can be taken in silence or in conversation. If you wish, bring materials for artwork, some spiritual reading, a journal and some comfortable walking shoes.

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

 

REGISTRATION IS THROUGH MOUNT CARMEL

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To register call 905 356 4113 or email reservations@carmelniagara.com

Stop and Smell the Roses

Treasure Today Retreat

 

Date: July 26- 28

Led by: Anna Racine

Cost: $350

 

Spending time in the past or in the future is something we all struggle with. When we do this too often, we rob ourselves of living in the here and now. This weekend is an opportunity to disconnect from the outside world and to slow down.

 

Being present means not only appreciating the moment you are living in, but actually living in that moment!

 

Rest, relax and refresh and learn how to truly experience the gift of being present. Find tools on how to enjoy life more fully and not dwell on the past or live in the future. Explore becoming aware and awake of the beauty of each new day.

Optional – Labyrinth walks, guided meditation and prayer spaces.

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To register call 905 356 4113 or email reservations@carmelniagara.com

 

AUGUST SUMMER STILLNESS

Date: Sunday Aug 11- Thursday Aug 15 

Cost: $620

Led by: Kathryn McMorrow

 Relax, renew and reenergize in the tranquil and welcoming environment of Mount Carmel. The August theme is: RECOGNIZING, LIBERATING AND HONOURING OUR PERSONAL POWER. Themes will include: where it may have been distorted through people pleasing and lack of boundaries; the importance of our spiritual practices in maintaining our connection with the Source of our personal power; and how to use it effectively in decision-making, relationships and in the service of our unique gifts.

 THIS IS NOT A SILENT RETREAT. Input sessions will be balanced with meditative activities and periods of silence for prayer and reflection, lectio divina and walking the labyrinth. Meals can be taken in silence or in conversation. If you wish, bring materials for artwork, some spiritual reading, a journal and some comfortable walking shoes.

 

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

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To register call 905 356 4113 or email reservations@carmelniagara.com

WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS – TODAY,

TOMORROW AND FOR ALWAYS!

 

Led By: Anna Racine

Date: Aug 16-18

Cost: $350

 

You were made for friendship with Jesus. Jesus does not just want us to know about Him; he wants us to experience his friendship.

 

A true friend is loving and faithful, shares his life with you, and gives things up for you. Jesus offers us friendship with Him that is all this and more.

 

But do you view Jesus as your friend? What does it mean for Him to be your truest friend, and how do you understand that friendship?

 

Spend the weekend with Jesus and discover how to make Jesus your best friend, and how to cultivate this friendship in your everyday life.

Jesus chose us as friends, He died for us as friends, He caused us to trust him as our friend, and he will remain our friend for the endless ages to come.

“What a friend we have  in Jesus— moment by moment, now and forever” — Amen.

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TO REGISTER CALL 905 356 4113 or email reservations@carmelniagara.com

If you are Happy and You Know It

Led by: Anna Racine 

Date: Sept 20-22

Cost:

Directed and Private Retreats

Call the Centre Office for availability

Call for rates and availability

A directed retreat for can be an inspirational experience. There is daily opportunity to meet with a spiritual companion who listens as you share your prayer experience. Sometimes we need time away from our busy schedules to relax, pray and reflect. A directed retreat can be arranged for three to seven days.

For those who seek time alone without a spiritual companion, a private retreat may help nurture your inner self.  A private retreat can last from one to five days. 

 

Accommodation and meals are provided.

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