Workshops & Events

Some programs fill up quickly while others may be cancelled due to insufficient registrations – Register Early!


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!

Contemplative Time of Prayer – May 9, 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.’

Monthly Eucharist – May 20, 2017

The monthly Eucharist is held the third Saturday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in the Galilee Chapel, Fr. Richard Kelly, OMI or Fr. Roy Boucher, OMI will preside.  Everyone is welcome!  

Luncheon – Thursday, June 8, 2017

Book Early…This date will fill up fast! Applewood Smoked Pork Loin, Baked Potatoes, with Sour Cream & Chives, Broccoli & Cauliflower Salad, Creamy Coleslaw, Crusty Rolls, Pineapple Upside Down Cake.  Reservations required:  call 613-623-4242 ext 21

Picture Yourself- Expressive Arts Workshop – June 16-18, 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!

Summer Solstice Labyrinth Walk – June 21, 2017

Come celebrate “Standing Still Sun” on this longest day of light. – Labyrinth walk and refreshments $20. Join Path Adventures – Susan Kehoe, Grace Amirault and Debbie Camelin, Veriditas Facilitators for a Solstice Cceremony followed by a labyrinth walk on the Galilee Retreat Centre’s living labyrinth. Registration:  Call 613-623-4242 ext 21 or email info@galileecentre.com

Little Design Rebirthing Experience – June 26-July 5, 2017

TODAY, we are ‘rebirthing’ from our founder’s most original vision and mission! If YOU – CSJ sisters, associates, Little Designers, married couples – are feeling called to live more deeply the Gospel way of life described in The Eucharistic Letter, plan to join us at Galilee Centre ‘Little Design’ is a simple, loving, Gospel way…… Read more!

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…… Read more!

Contemplative Retreat and Little Design Enrichment – July 10-16, 2017

TODAY, we are ‘rebirthing’ from our founder’s most original vision and mission! If YOU – CSJ sisters, associates, Little Designers, married couples – are feeling called to live more deeply the Gospel way of life described in The Eucharistic Letter, plan to join us at Galilee Centre ‘Little Design’ is a simple, loving, Gospel way…… Read more!

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!

How to Live With A Prickly Porcupine: Letting The Difficult Person Heal Us – November 10-12, 2017

Each of us often rub shoulders with a porcupine, a difficult person we wish lived in Antarctica:  the pessimist who believes every silver lining has a cloud, the passive aggressive (the dog who licks your hand before biting it), the depressive who depresses us, and the others that we thank God we are not married…… Read more!

Healing Spaces – November 17 – 19, 2017

“Healing Spaces” is an opportunity to experience mindfulness within the healing space of outer and inner quiet that both restores and comforts the soul;  a time for drawing energy and strength from nature, from programmed activity, from silence and from one another. Author of the The Caregiver’s Companion, Judith Campbell brings her spiritual leadership experience at…… Read more!