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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

"Carefully watch your THOUGHTS, for they become your WORDS. Manage and watch your WORDS, for they will become your ACTIONS. Consider and judge your ACTIONS, for they have become your HABITS. Acknowledge and watch your HABITS, for they shall become your VALUES. Understand and embrace your VALUES, for they become YOUR DESTINY."

Mahatma Gandhi

News & Featured

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!


Directed Retreat – September 16-22, 2017

A directed retreat is made in an environment of silence.  You are accompanied by a spiritual director who meets with you each day, listens as you share your prayer experiences and then helps you reflect on them.  These meetings, along with your own prayer, will facilitate your journey along the path God is revealing to…… Read more!