Welcome to the Galilee 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.

To view our google calendar with upcoming events and programs click here.

Weekly Quote

"Never once in my life did I ask God for success or wisdom or power or fame. I asked for wonder, and he gave it to me."

Abraham Joshua Heschel

News & Featured

Unique Artisanal Carvings From The Royal Oak

The Galilee Centre’s Royal Oak tree was planted in 1860 by the then 19-year old Prince Edward of Wales (who later grew up to become Edward VII) during a stop on his tour through Canada. Recently, a large limb fell from this historic tree and was broken into several pieces. To ensure that these fallen … Read More!


Discernment Days for Young Adults – March 2-3, 2018

A day set aside in quiet to work deliberately on our listening hearts through the wisdom of spiritual guides such as St. Ignatius, Thomas Merton and others. March 2 (7 pm) – March 3 (7 pm) Cost:  $100 Facilitators:  Young Adult Ministry St. Joseph’s Parish Ottawa To Register please fill in application form and send … Read More!


The Art of Soul Care – A Pathway Toward Spiritual Transformation, March 6 – April 17, 2018

How the alchemy of art & Spirituality can help lead the way. Series of Six – Tuesdays, March 6th – April 17th (excluding Easter week), 10 am – 4 pm Facilitator:  Vivianne LaRiviere Cost:  $280 (lunch and art supplies included) 6 days of reflection in meditation, silence, and deep listening, leisurely hours to do expressive … Read More!


Friends of Galilee – Bursary

“Friends of Galilee, a volunteer support group, has limited funds available to assist individuals in covering the costs of programs offered by Galilee Centre. Please contact: Edith Boucher: Tel: 613-622-5625 or Guy and Marian Brethour: Tel: 613-270-9019 or Email: brethour@bell.net for more information.