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.
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Growing in Wisdom: Seeking Deeper Generativity is an ecumenical program designed for those seeking to engage in their maturing years with wisdom and grace. This is a time in which we can be begin to look back on the life we have lived and find openness to new or previously undeveloped inner vistas. It is … Read More!
Postponed: A New Date to be Determined Facilitated by: Sarah Wayne Simply put, the spiritual life is our relationship with God. Our spiritual life evolves over our lifetime and tends to move toward a contemplative stance… the cultivation of the interior life, which is adaptable to all lifestyles and ages. The spiritual life is available … Read More!
Around the grounds of Galilee and surrounding area 1st Friday of each month 2021. AWARENESS OF: The beauty and rich history of Galilee; The numerous ways, and the many years Galilee has welcomed “Everyone”, offering diverse programs and spiritual support; Our ability to contemplate how we may plant seeds of hope and foster creative new … Read More!
August 8 – 14, 2021 Retreat in an environment of silence, as part of a praying community discerning the ways of God through prayer. Each day you will meet with your Spiritual Director to speak of your life and prayer. Your Director will ask questions, give you scripture passages, or suggest other ways to pray. … Read More!
The monthly Eucharist is held the third Saturday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in the Oblate Hall, Fr. Richard Kelly, OMI or Fr. Roy Boucher, OMI will preside. Everyone is welcome!
August 27-29, 2021 Dr. David Perrin will direct this retreat focussed on the in-breaking of the mystery of God in our world as revealed in the events of our everyday lives. God’s personal presence in our lives is a source of great joy. God’s desire for us is greater than we could ever imagine. We … Read More!
October 1-3, 2021 Perhaps we are witnessing the beginning of a new chapter of social and cultural change. Some of this is gaining momentum through grassroot movements that are understandably energized by compassion, anger, frustration, hope, and desperation. Without these passions would we ever confront injustice? Unfortunately, our feelings can also be too raw and … Read More!
October 8 – 10, 2021 Join a two day cross cultural experience designed to provide transformative opportunities for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous learners on the path of healing, reconciliation and spiritual growth. Retreatants will participate in ceremony, teaching, & sharing circles under the guidance of knowledge-keepers. Facilitator: Donna Naughton, Peter Bisson S.J., Gabby Fayant and … Read More!
October 15-17, 2021 Facilitator and Guide : Fr. Jim Clarke For thousands of years human beings have honored their grief and myriad losses through storytelling and ritual making. In this retreat, we will explore this ancient practice and apply it to our contemporary situation through input, reflection, storytelling and creating our own rituals. This is … Read More!
Friday October 22 at 7:00 pm to Saturday October 23 at 4:00 pm How to find peace and healing in these challenging times of pandemic, violence, and isolation as we emerge from a period of virtually zooming rather than physically hugging those who love us? For our times Jesus gave the beatitudes to transform the times … Read More!