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For the past 30+ years, Providence Renewal Centre has been a “quiet space in a busy world.” As COVID19 forced us to close our doors and grounds to the public, we’ve been challenged to re-imagine our “quiet space” ministry. The Spirit seems to be nudging us to support you, our patrons, to cultivate the “quiet” within your own “space.” Until recently, our on-site programs were an opportunity for you to taste the quiet and, equipped with the experience, to take it into your life. Now, as we strive to protect the Sisters that make our ministry possible, we focus on supporting you to awaken to the quiet or not-so-quiet spaces of your own life and to see them as sacred, God-infused. Technology need not be a barrier to sharing prayer, education and companionship. Stay up-to-date as to how and where the Spirit is leading by signing up for our e-news and/or share the link to do so with a friend.



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Awareness of the Divine begins with wonder. Abraham Heschel

Nourish your spiritual hunger and thirst with one of our evening, single-day, weekend or week-long programs, prayer opportunities or retreats. Sign up for our newsletter [add link] to stay informed of the latest offerings.

Enter a deeper experience of spiritual formation by registering to participate in:

  • The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola (Sept to May) via Zoom in 2020-2021 Read More
  • Following Sacred Pathways (3-6 months) – watch for details in 2021
  • PRESENCE – a two-year, part-time program for the discernment and formation of spiritual directors. (Next intake 2022) Read More


Presence Program

Called in Love, Sent to Serve reflects the heart Providence Renewal Centre’s Spiritual Director Training Program, PRESENCE. Nine people answered the call to the ministry of spiritual direction and were sent to serve with a graduation on June 7, 2018. The Presence Program offers a supportive and prayerful learning experience which includes thematic learning modules, theological reflection, spiritual practices, retreats and a practicum. Participants learn alongside other seekers and journey with a team of professionals. This ecumenical, live-in, formation program is two years in length (September to June each year).

The next Presence Program takes place September 2019 to June 2021. For more information contact Debbie Doornbos, 780-701-1853 or email. Do you feel called?