What is Ontario Jubilee?
The work of Jubilee across Canada is to contribute to the spiritual renewal of our world, specifically offering practical learning in spiritual growth, soul development and the art of spiritual direction.
Ontario Jubilee offers several opportunities for such practical learning:
Taste of Jubilee: day-long or weekend workshops and retreats that invite self-awareness and spiritual growth.
Certificate Program: a 2-year program divided into two year-long units:
Phase I: develops skills of listening, discernment and spiritual practice
Phase II – a practicum in spiritual direction.
Continuing Education: day-long or weekend workshops and retreats that provide additional skill development in spiritual direction.
All Ontario Jubilee events are contemplative, evocative, spacious, embodied, integrative, experiential and transformative. These qualities are the means by which we learn, deepen and practice our spirituality, and they are the ends to which we aspire. Class sizes are intentionally kept small to encourage connection and the formation of spiritual community.
Ontario Jubilee honours all sacred traditions and seeks to empower the human spirit to live into its ability to become all that it was created to be.
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.”
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 spiritual direction and the Code of Ethics from SDI, visit the SDI website: www.sdiworld.org.