The Lord leads me beside still waters…and refreshes my soul
(Ps.23:2-3)

A private retreat can be from a day to a month long; when extended beyond a month, we refer to it as a sabbatical. To retreat is to withdraw. In a spiritual sense, a person making a private retreat withdraws from everyday life to spend time in intentional prayer and reflection in a place where one’s responsibilities are lessened – it is a good opportunity to take a fresh look at life, to sort things out, and to reflect on what really matters. It is a time to journey inward: a time to listen to your inner voice…

To make a sabbatical connotes a spiritual dimension and quality that is different from a vacation. Sabbaticals are open to all people. People seeking a sabbatical are invited to begin the process by completing an application package.

Sacred Space is a peaceful, reflective environment where you can rest, care for yourself, and deepen your relationship with the Divine. Sacred Space has five cozy bedrooms complete with a double bed, private bathroom, desk and chair, and lounging chair. The space includes a shared kitchen, laundry facilities, and a common room. Sacred Space is set aside especially for those who wish to focus on their relationship with God by making a sabbatical or a private retreat.

Two chapels and daily mass are available.

“Humility. Simplicity. Charity.”

The last words of Blessed Emilie Gamelin, foundress of the Sisters of Providence

providence renewal centre sabbaticals

Sacred Space is a peaceful, reflective environment where you can rest, care for yourself, and deepen your relationship with the Divine. Sacred Space has five cozy bedrooms complete with a double bed, private bathroom, desk and chair, and lounging chair. The space includes a shared kitchen, laundry facilities, and a common room. Sacred Space is set aside especially for those who wish to focus on their relationship with God by making a sabbatical or a private retreat.

Two chapels and daily mass are available.

“Humility. Simplicity. Charity.”

The last words of Blessed Emilie Gamelin, foundress of the Sisters of Providence

What do I do next?

 

For more information, to obtain a sabbatical application, or to book a private retreat (three days’ notice is required), contact Cressy at 780-430-9491 or email csilveira@providencerenewal.ca

 

Fees

Sabbaticals: $2,000/month; includes meals and half-price entry to most of our programs

Private Retreats: $75/night; meals are extra

Private One-Day Retreat: $35/full day or $20/half-day in a comfortable parlour room; meals are extra

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