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

"All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe and in the smallest of your creatures.
You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.
Pour out upon us the power of your love,
that we may protect life and beauty.
Fill us with peace,that we may live
as brothers and sisters, harming no one."

Pope Francis
Laudato si


News & Featured

Volunteers Needed!

Hello friends, Galilee Centre has a number of exciting activities and events upcoming, but to make them a success, we need your help. We are looking for volunteers to help with the following events: Luncheons Servers Galilee Jamboree Ticket sellers/takers Barbecue attendant Cashier other Fall Work Bee Solstice Run Spring Work Bee If you are … Read More!

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Galilee Centre Jamboree – September 29, 2019

Join us for the Galilee Centre Jamboree – Sunday September 29: 2 – 7 pm. A family event with great live musical performances from: Jim Roberts Mason’s Apron Donna Hughes Shelagh William Lunney Gary Patrois Pierre DesMarais Derek Roche & More Tickets: $20 available in advace at Galilee Centre or Eventbrite or at the gate … Read More!

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Healing The Future: Transforming Anger & Anxiety Into Gifts – October 4-6, 2019

October 4-6, 2019 When looking at the future, what keeps me from feeling really happy? Is it anxiety over health, an ongoing difficult relationship or the loss of our dream? Maybe it is a bigger problem of a world with increasing violence, global warming, & financial insecurity. This retreat will offer processes of healing to … Read More!

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Fall Clean-Up Day – Tuesday October 8, 9 am – 4 pm

Help us clean & renew the Galilee Centre grounds & building for a new year of spiritual well-being. The Best Gift is You! BBQ Lunch provided to all volunteers. Available tasks include: Raking leaves Gardening Collecting fallen branches and garbage Cleaning Martha’s Annex Moving old bed frames to storage Washing windows To Help, call: 613-623-4242 … Read More!

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Oktoberfest Luncheon – October 10, 2019

Join us for a special Oktoberfest Luncheon in our historic dining room. Arrival Time: 11:30 am – 12 pm Cost: $19 Reservations 613-623-4242 Ext 21 or info@galileecentre.com Vegetable Borscht Soup Sausages Perogi with Sour Cream & Green Onions Sauerkraut Potato Salad Baked Squash Apple Crisp with Whipped Cream

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BOOK LAUNCH “The 20-Minute Retreat: 18 Sessions With the Saints to Nourish Your Faith” – October 27, 2019

“The 20-Minute Retreat: 18 Sessions With the Saints to Nourish Your Faith.” Author: David B. Perrin Sunday October 27: 2:30-4 p.m. No fee to attend. Everyone Welcome. Long-time workshop/retreat presenter at Galilee, David Perrin launches his new book. Meet the author and hear a brief introduction to the book. Copies will be available for purchase. … Read More!

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An Advent Contemplative Retreat – December 8-10, 2019

December 8-10, 2019 A Light Shines in the Darkness. Come away. Come pause awhile in the silence of community prayer, in the silence of nature, in the silence of the heart. You are invited to participate in a two-day period of silent waiting on the approaching Emmanuel. Susan Kehoe & Mary Ellen Berry will be … Read More!

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UPDATED: Gracenote Advent Vespers – Thursday December 12, 2019

NEW DATE! Join us for evening prayers of watchfulness and expectant waiting. This talented group of artists brings a peaceful, joyful and soulful approach to this ancient Christian Prayer. At Galilee Centre.  Goodwill donations welcome.

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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.

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