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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

"Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."

Marcel Proust

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Contemplative Time of Prayer – March 14, 2017

Join with other SEEKERS OF SILENCE for a time set apart at Galilee for contemplation in the Chapel every 2nd Tuesday of each month from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  All are welcome! ‘Be still.  Be silent.  Let your God love you.’

Culture of the Ottawa Valley – (Tuesdays) March 21-April 25, 2017

A Series of six two-hour lectures every Tuesday (1 p.m. – 3 p.m.) from March 21st – April 25, 2017 (includes a themed luncheon from 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. each day).  Presenter:  Terry Currie, local historian and author. Cost is $160 for the series (includes lunch).  Early Bird Price of $145 if you register by…… Read more!

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 10 for the Early Bird price of $175. “Friends of Galilee” Bursary available to those who need assistance in covering program costs. Facilitator: …… 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!