By embracing the opportunity found in challenges brought about by COVID-19, Southdown Institute is expanding mental health services to reach even more people of faith.

Retreat centres acclimatize to new normal

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Through prayers and dreams, Angie Carboni has counted on God to help her navigate through the six months since COVID-19 emerged in Canada.

Caring for the Earth and its people

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The retreat master’s job is all about the big reveal — showing people what’s already there. For Jesuit spiritual director Fr. Greg Kennedy the job is a delight, a joy and at the same time a humbling experience.

Retreats offer a helping hand in crisis

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The sign on the door may read “Closed until further notice” at Loyola House Ignatius Jesuit Centre and other retreat centres around the country, but that doesn’t mean spiritual life needs to take a break.

Nouwen sets example of ‘emptying our lives’

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A little quiet time — away from work and the constant interruptions of daily life — ought to be just what the doctor ordered for those seeking more spiritual focus in their lives.

Healing is key at Star of the North

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ST. ALBERT, Alta. -- Star of the North Retreat Centre is making healing and reconciliation between Indigenous people and Canadian settlers a major element of its retreat ministry.

A silence that is truly golden

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I rarely shut up. I also have a loud voice, though most of the time I am not aware how loud I am.

Regina Mundi Centre enjoying strong revival

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In 2008, Regina Mundi Centre was on the brink of closure. 

Jesuit centre's spiritual exercises retreat is workout for the soul

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Fr. Roger Yaworski says Loyola House can’t guarantee people will like its Full Spiritual Exercises Experience. The retreat director might not be to their liking, the retreat itself might not meet their expectations, even the food might not tantalize their taste buds.

Ignatius’ Exercises a spiritual workout

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“Take O take me as I am. Summon out what I shall be. Set your seal upon my heart and live in me.”

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