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

"Spiritual people don't float around all day on clouds of glory; they live in the real world and deal with real issues in real ways."

Joyce Meyer

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!


Thank you for your support

Our 2019 Spring Cleaning Day was a success thanks to the help of the volunteers who answered our call. We made a lot of progress towards all of our projects and the Centre is refreshed for another year. The entire staff of the Galilee Centre is grateful to each and every one of those who … Read More!


Relishing a More Imaginative Church For Our Time – CANCELLED

We regret to inform that this retreat has been cancelled. We hope you will consider some of our other retreat for your spiritual retreat needs.


Strawberry Social

There will be no Strawberry Social this year. We hope that it will be able to return next year.  In the mean time, we hope you will enjoy our other events and programs, including our luncheons.


Guided Contemplative Retreat – July 22 – 26, 2019

FULLY BOOKED! (wait-listed applications still accepted) July 22nd (Registration at 3 pm) to 26th (1 pm), 2019 Simply be still, be listening, be loving. This retreat is ideal for those seeking an extended time away from routines to reflect on and deepen on their relationship with God and self. Treat yourself to the experience of … Read More!


Five-Day Directed Retreat – July 26 – 31, 2019

FULLY BOOKED! Waited-listed applications still accepted July 26th (Registration at 4 pm) to 31st (1 pm), 2019 Retreat in an environment of silence, as a 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 … Read More!


Serenity and Surrender – August 16 – 18, 2019

August 16th (Registration at 6 pm) to 18th (11 am), 2019 You are invited into a peaceful atmosphere where you can rest, renew your spiritual life, and deepen your sobriety. This Twelve Steps weekend will focus on the power of steps 1, 2, 3. Archbishop Emeritus Sylvain Lavoie OMI & Michelle Reis-Amores will be facilitating … Read More!


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!


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!


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!


Gracenote Advent Vespers – Wednesday December 11, 2019

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. Detail about location and cost will be forthcoming. Stay tuned!


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.