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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

"The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays."

Soren Kierkegaard

News & Featured

Holy Week Guided Silent Retreat – April 9-10, 2017

You are invited to spend a Lenten day in silence, group prayer and meditation, with time to reflect and journal.  Sunday 4 p.m. – Monday 4:00 p.m.  Cost:  $195  Register by March 31 for the Early Bird price of $175. “Friends of Galilee” Bursary available to those who need assistance in covering program costs. Facilitator:  Susan…… Read more!

Picture Yourself- Expressive Arts Workshop – April 14-16, 2017

Rooted in the tradition of Visio Divina, or praying with art, we invite you to explore your inner world through creative art and meditation.  Learn to look deeply.  Themes for image making will be linked to biblical passages, stories and art imagery.  Artistic abilities or experience are not required.   Meditation Facilitator:  Michelle Reis-Amores will…… Read more!

Spring Luncheon – April 27, 2017

Southwestern Sweet Potato Soup, Crusty Rolls, Chicken Breasts in White Wine Sauce, Long Grain & Wild Rice, Sesame Green Beans, Lemon Meringue Pie.  Seating anytime after 11:30 a.m. Cost:  $18/pp, Reservations are necessary 613-623-4242 ext 21.

The Four Noble Truths – The Buddha’s First Teaching – April 28th – May 5th, 2017

The Four Noble Truths point the way to transforming our understanding of and relationship with life.  Their wisdom guides us to live with greater ease and joy.  The First Truth states the undeniable fact that suffering is a natural part of life.  The Second Noble Truth identifies the cause of this suffering, while the Third points…… Read more!