We believe that there is an unrealized potential within every human being. Growth is a process into a deeper awareness of self and one’s relationship with God, others and all of creation. Our Spirituality Centre provides the place and the opportunity for reflection on the Word of God and on our lived experiences. Retreats, workshops, prayer, meditation, study, reflection, as well as topical presentations invite us into his process of growth.

Spindle:
A symbol of the transforming power of Jesus Christ in our lives. It represents conversion and is at the same time an instrument of change.
 

 
Mission Statement
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

This site was last revised on Thursday, March 20, 2008
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
September - December 2017

Programs
 
Spirituality Centre Staff

Gemma Dunn, CSM            srgemma@eastlink.ca

Kathleen Bolger, CSM         kbolger@eastlink.ca

Leah & Gilles Michaud         leagil2016@xplornet.com

Regina McQuaid, CND        rmcquaid@cnd-m.org

Debbie Peters, CSM           dpeters@peimarthas.ca

 
 
 
                                                                             


                    
Sept 5,  2017
                    25th Anniversary Martha Spirituality Centre

Sunday September 17

Open House at the Spirituality Centre
2:00-4:00 pm

2:30 program of special memories, dedications, visual presentation, music and prayer, special recognitions.

Reception to follow with Anniversary cake and beverages.



GRACE SERIES
:
7 Mondays (Sept. 18- Nov. 6) from 10:30-11:45 as reflective responses to Pope Francis’ Laudato Si.
Sessions include Science, Theology and Scripture that inspire and challenge.  
Titles include Grace of Earth, Grace of Atmosphere, Grace of Oceans, Grace of Fresh Water, Grace of Land, Grace of Plant Life and Animal Life.
Cost $30.

WOMEN’S BOOK STUDY: “Dear Heart Come Home- the Path of Mid-Life Spirituality” by Joyce Rupp. Part 1(5 sessions) Sept.25, Oct 16/30, Nov.13/27 from 7-9pm.  Part Two (5 sessions) begins in Jan, 2018.
Facilitated by Lynn DeLong.
Cost $40/ includes the text.  Need to register by Sept. 11 to order texts.

CANADA 150 FAITH HERITAGE
Mondays at 7pm. Donations accepted.

Sept. 18 - St. Andre of Montreal-        
Rev. Albin Arsenault.

Oct 23 - Canadian Martyrs                  
Rev. Trevor Scott sj

Nov. 6 - St. Marguerite D’Youville    
Sr. Regina McQuaid cnd

Nov. 20 - St. Kateri Tekawitha
              Graydon Nicholas

Dec. 4 - St. Marguerite Bourgeoys     
Sr. Elizabeth Dunn cnd

CHRISTIAN MEDITATION       
Come into the presence of God in the silence and stillness as we gather on
Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 12, 2017 from 9:30-10:15am or 7:15-8:00 pm. 
Fee: Donation. All Christian faiths welcome.


PSALMS AND LIFE:
Join Fr. Keith Kennific for 3 sessions on Tues. afternoons from 2:00-3:30pm on Oct. 3, 10, 17
to reflect on a psalm of praise, a psalm of sorrow and a “cursing psalm”.
Cost $20.


Ignatian Spirituality:
For anyone, of any faith, who is seeking a deeper connection with God - come, explore and discover what the practise of Ignatian Spirituality has to offer in our rapidly - changing world.
Series offered on  Wednesdays from 7-8:30 pm on Sept. 27, Oct.11/25 and  Nov. 8/22.
Coordinated by  Leah Michaud.

Ecology/Faith Study Group on the Care of Creation
Begins on Wed., Sept. 20 and will meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 7pm.
Cost of $50 includes the text.
Need to register by Sept. 5 so texts can be ordered.


Grief Recovery Handbook is authored by John James and Russel Friedman who have worked with grievers for more that 30 years.
This  study  invites participants to consider how it is possible to recover from any kind of grief and regain energy and spontaniety.
Six consecutive Wedesdays from 9-11:30 am from Oct. 18- Nov.22.
Cost is $40 and incudes the text.
Need to register by Sept. 30 so texts can be ordered.
Facilitated by
Anne Gillis and Heather Carver.

Praying with the Gospel of Luke
Every Thursday 10:45-noon beginning Sept. 21. 
All welcome.
Donations welcome.

Contemplative Vision of the Mystics
You are invited to join in a series of workshops to explore the “The Contemplative Vision of the Mystics”.
Together we will experience this mystical union that will open our hearts to the Divine Mystery and strengthen us to live our lives with compassion and gratitude.
Facilitated by Gilles Michaud on Oct. 5, Nov.2 and Dec.7 at 7pm.
Cost $20.

Chair Yoga and Christian Meditation
Fridays Sept. 8- Oct. 6  10:00-11:30 am Enjoy a combined CYCM(
Chair Yoga for one hour and Christian Meditation for 30 minutes) class with Karen Langevin, certified Yoga instructor, and Sr. Kathleen Bolger, a teacher of Christian Meditation. (Wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle.)
Cost is $50 or $90 a couple.
Limited to 10 students.  Registration until spaces are filled.  

Fridays Oct. 13- Nov. 10 from 10:00-11:30 am
.Combined Chair Yoga and Christian Meditation sessions. Fee is $50 or $90 a couple.
Limited to 10 students.  Registration until spaces are filled.

World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation:
Sept. 1 at St. Francis of Assisi Church. Join in this ecumenical service at7 pm. All are welcome!

Grace and Gratitude Weekend with yoga with meditation
At Our Lady of Hope Retreat Centre in Bayview .Oct. 13, 7pm - Oct. 15 1pm.
Cost $275.includes a private room, all meals and snacks.
Deposit of $75 by Sept. 22.
Contact Teri Hall at
teri@peiseaglass.com <mailto:teri@peiseaglass.com  902-687-3367

Men and Male Spirituality
Men are invited to gather to look at and reflect on male spirituality themes, sharing in the context of a “home group.”
Meet on the 4th Saturday of the month beginning Sept. 23 from10 am to noon.
$5 per session.
Coordinated by Gilles Michaud.

Colour Your Prayer
Workshop on Oct. 21 from 10am-3pm.
Like to try something new to deepen your awareness of the presence of God very close to you?
There is the artist and the poet within each of us. Come and add extra colour to your life.
Cost $30.
All supplies provided. Need to register on/before Oct. 18.

MEN’S RETREAT:
“Men of the Beatitudes” on Sat. Nov. 25 from 10 am-3pm.
Organized by Gilles Michaud and facilitated by Sr. Debbie Peters.
Cost $30.
Register by Nov. 22 or until spaces last.

Advent Theme Retreat
Saturday,   Dec. 2, from 10am-3pm with Fr. George Gilliland.
Cost is $30.
Register on/before Nov. 30 or until spaces last.

SEVICE OF LIGHT:
Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 7pm:
Join us for an evening of prayer for the Light of Christ to shine brighter in our world and to recognize the many pieces of Light around us. Donations for Upper Room