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Situated next to an old growth forest overlooking the Ottawa River, Galilee Centre is a welcoming holistic spiritual life centre that is an oasis of peace, care and comfort.

Sponsored by OMI Lacombe, our mission is to provide an environment, programs and services which nurture people’s personal and spiritual growth, enabling them to contribute to a healthier world.

We welcome both individual guests and groups.

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Weekly Quote

"May the sun bring you new energy by day, may the moon softly restore you by night. May the rain wash away your worries, may the breeze blow new strength into your being. May you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life."

Apache Blessing

News & Featured

Strawberry Social – July 1, 2017

Canada Day, Strawberry Social hosted by the friends of Galilee Enjoy Strawberry Shortcake (coffee & tea included) in the historic dining room or the screened in patio overlooking the Ottawa River.  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – $5 per person – pay at the door.

Medical Assistance in Dying: Why the Catholic Church thinks the Way it Does – July 7-9, 2017

On June 17, 2016, the Government of Canada passed into law Bill C-14, approving medically assisted dying.  The Catholic Church affirms and believes that the deliberate taking of a human life goes against the dignity of the human person and the belief that all human life is sacred. But why does the Catholic Church take this…… Read more!

Luncheon – Thursday, August 3, 2017

BBQ Chicken Breasts, Baked Potatoes with Sour Cream & Chives, Caesar Salad, Crusty Rolls, Broccoli & Cauliflower Salad, Creamy Coleslaw, Stained Glass Squares.  Reservations required:  call 613-623-4242 ext 21 Cost:  $18/pp

Finding God in This Confusing World – August 11-13, 2017

It all seems so hard to discover God in these changing times.  Is God truly present to us or has God just left it all up to us?  Where do we go from here?  What difference can one person make?  Good questions are not answered easily nor quickly.  This retreat is meant for those willing…… Read more!

The Ten Paramis – the Path to Enlightenment, A Labour Day Weekend Meditation Retreat – September 1 – 4, 2017

The Ten Paramis is a classical Theravada Buddhist teaching.  The Pali word “parami” translates roughly as “perfection”.  Each parami is an aspect of character that can be developed and at the same time is something that supports the growth of deeper practice.  The ten together describe a sequential path ot enlightenment.During the course of this Vipassana…… Read more!