Welcome to the Galilee Retreat Centre
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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"When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen, Out of Solitude: Three Meditations on the Christian LifePosted: October 16th, 2014
In preparation for our upcoming program "Advent in the New Universe Story" - A Day of Reflection on December 13th - we are offering an evening film screening of Journey of the Universe at 7:00 p.m. for those that are unfamiliar with the new universe story, or want to rediscover it?...Learn more
The Incarnation is a Mystery that a lifetime of contemplation could not exhaust. The New Universe Story, informed by the scientific discoveries of our day, invites us to expand the way we think about the Incarnation and respond to God and to life around us....Learn more
Eucharist is held the third Saturday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in the Galilee Chapel, Fr. Roy Boucher, OMI presides. Everyone is welcome!...Learn more