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Silence as Presence

By Tim Scorer ~ My wife, Donna, and I spent 16 days in Edmonton in April with three grandchildren under eight while their parents were holidaying in Europe. They had left us plenty of notes on routines and we just slid right into the familiar of their family life. We also brought along some practices […]

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A Taste of Jubilee – Ontario

Ontario Jubilee Invites you to share a Day Away Monday, November 13, 2017 9:30 am – 4:00 pm Crieff Hills Conference and Retreat Centre 7098 Concession 1 Puslinch ON N0B 2J0 To Register call  519 824-7898 1 -800-884-1525 This one day retreat is open to all. Whether you are contemplating entering the Ontario Jubilee Certificate Program or just wanting a day away, we welcome you. This […]

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Pacific Jubilee 4 Day Silent Retreat

November 19-24, 2017 Sorrento Centre, Sorrento, BC This retreat, led by Lois Huey-Heck, is open to everyone, whether this is your first silent retreat or whether you have a longstanding experience. You will find time and place, community and spiritual direction to meet you on your own unique journey. This retreat includes five overnights with […]

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Pacific Jubilee 8 Day Silent Retreat

  November 2-11, 2017 Naramata Centre, Naramata, BC This retreat is for those who have already experienced guided silent retreats of at least 8 days length. This retreat includes nine overnights with eight full days of Silence & contemplative practice ~ accommodation in a private room, ~ individual and shared meal preparation, ~ evening vespers […]

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Being Enough – retreats by Celia McBride, Pacific Jubilee Alum

Come for a retreat. A gift to yourself. A time to just be. Why do I feel like I am never doing enough? Like I have to go somewhere, do something, be someone? Why must I constantly prove my self-worth and strive to achieve or acquire more than I have already? Being Enough is about […]

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Spiritual Eldering – Pacific Jubilee Event

September 10 – 15, 2017 with Tim and Donna Scorer, Lois Huey-Heck and Jim Kalnin at Naramata Centre, Naramata, BC Let’s ensure that the decades following the years of paid work and homemaking are a time of creativity, engagement, mentoring, and compassionate accompaniment. After all, that could be a third of our lives! Let’s build […]

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Writing Retreat – The “je ne sais quoi” of Poetry

~Third Annual Late Summer Writing Retreat~ The “je ne sais quoi” of Poetry* We might have some idea about the “quoi” of a poem but what to do with the “je ne sais” part? Can we make an attempt at exploring that which pulls us in, causes the breath to catch in the throat, moves […]

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Pacific Jubilee Retreat ~ Pathways into Living a Contemplative Life

September 21-24, 2017 With Margie Savigny and Tim Scorer at the Rivendell Retreat Center on Bowen Island, BC Your Invitation Come away from whatever is taking your time and attention. Discover the stillness of the hilltop Rivendell Retreat Centre on Bowen Island. Join a three-day sacred community of pilgrims on a contemplative path, making space […]

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Serving Those Who Want to be Dazzled by the Divine

By Peggy Guiler~ Life is easier and somehow safer in a cloister of people who have a similar understanding of God, but as I journey out to serve as a spiritual director,  it’s almost startling to find that those who are seeking the presence of God have different ideas about what that means. Perhaps one […]

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Remembering My Silent Retreat

By Bob Dueck A few years ago, in winter, I took a solitary four-day retreat where I had the sole use of a small cabin at a retreat centre. Prior to the retreat, I had talked to my spiritual director and she suggested dividing each day into three parts, each focusing on a different centre: […]

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