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A Celebration  –  Saturday, Sept 3rd – Jubilee drop-in

 The Ontario Jubilee program has enjoyed many years at Five Oaks Retreat Centre near Paris Ontario but it is now time to leave this place we have loved. It is a sad parting but one filled with sweet memories of long walks by the river, in the woods or on the labyrinth. We have learned much in the rooms and halls. We have slept well, eaten well and made friends for life on this holy ground. We have met with the Spirit and known the presence of the Divine in this place.
Now we must move on but not without some celebration of what has been at Five Oaks. To honour our memories and bless our going on we are having a special day of celebration on Saturday, September 3 from 11 a.m. to about 3 p.m. at Five Oaks.  P Details are below. Please remember to RSVP by July 28 if you will be joining us for lunch.

Cost for the day is $20/ $33 for those joining us for lunch.  Checks to Jubilee Ontario or cash will be accepted on the day of the event.

Those who might enjoy spending Friday and/or Saturday night at Five Oaks are encouraged to make arrangements with Five Oaks.

11 a.m. – Gathering

12:30 p.m.-  Lunch (RSVP to  by July 28 to

2 p.m.-  New directions for Ontario Jubilee & Introduction of revised focus on cosmology and an introduction to eco-spirituality.

RSVP by July 30 to


What is Ontario Jubilee?


The Ontario Jubilee program seeks to foster freedom in all individuals. It honours all sacred traditions and seeks to assist participants in realizing their own call to participate in earth’s evolving future. We see the work of Jubilee as being a part of the spiritual renewal of the world.

Ontario Jubilee is a two-year certificate program of practical learning in spiritual growth, soul development and the art of spiritual direction.

In the words of a former staff member, Catherine Maine: “The Jubilee program breathed new life into my being. It offered me deep connections… wonderful grounding and a lovely sense of souring. It helped me name and understand the Holy and my spiritual life in a completely different way.”


Check us out on the Five Oaks website:


What is spiritual direction?

Spiritual direction is a process of accompanying people on a spiritual journey and helping them grow closer to God (or the sacred, the holy, or a higher power). Spiritual direction helps people learn how to live in peace, with compassion, promoting justice, and as humble servants of that which lies beyond all names.


For more information about the program, visit one of two websites:
Registration information:
General program information: