Welcome to the Galilee Centre!

We Are Open ... And So Excited to be Welcoming Our Guests Again!!

Updated: September 17, 2020

After many months of being closed due the Corona Virus we are once again Open for Business!

We’ve already hosted two retreats under our new policies and the feedback and results are very positive.

We had our 8th Annual Retreat August 27-30 at the Centre.
We were well informed ahead of the protocols of Covid-19.
The staffs were very caring and helpful to keep us safe! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
We have enjoyed our stay just as we had before!
We have already booked for our Retreat for 2021!

Angela Fung, Qi-Matic

We are grateful for the opportunity to host our women’s retreat at Galilee Centre. Jerry was incredibly helpful and a pleasure to collaborate with.

All necessary precautions were taken to ensure we felt safe and comfortable during our stay. The building was immaculate and attention to detail evident. We are so eager to return. Thank You Galilee!

Ginny Radke, Cup of Intention

Thank you to all of our guests - past and present - who have continued to work with us and support us as we work to discover our "new" path forward.

Our Booking Lines are open and we are scheduling groups and delivering programs for the fall and into 2021. Our staff are ready to help you book your next retreat and taking registrations for our programs.

As Jesus returned to Galilee following a period of solitude, we invite you to join us in our tranquil, prayerful oasis after months of isolation and solitude.

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.

Looking for the digital version of our program brochure? click here.


Weekly Quote

“May we be profoundly shaken by what is happening all around us. The time has come to eliminate inequalities, to heal the injustice that is undermining the health of the entire human family”

His Holiness Pope Francis



News & Featured

Book Club: How I Found God in Everyone and Everywhere – October 2020

Thursday Evenings October 8, 15, 22, & 29, 2020, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm This book club offering is available only on-line. Gerry Kelly will be leading conversations building on the personal journeys of a close-knit group of prominent spiritual writers. Contributors include Ilia Delio, Richard Rohr, Matthew Fox, Bradley Shavit Artson and Cynthia Bourgeault. … Read More!

THE SYNOD FOR THE AMAZON: ONE YEAR LATER – October 23, 2020

New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology  The Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon, The Centre Oblat (Ottawa, ON), Muskeg Lake Cree Nation (Saskatchewan), St. Thomas More College (Saskatoon, Sk), The Star of the North Retreat Centre (St. Albert, AB), Galilee Retreat Centre (Arnprior, ON) Queen’s House Retreat & Renewal Centre (Saskatoon, SK) … Read More!

Monthly Eucharist – November 21, 2020

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!

Advent Contemplative Retreat – November 27-29, 2020

November 27-29, 2020 Come away and 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 Advent Hope. Susan Kehoe will be facilitating this program. Cost: Single $310, Double $285 CDN – $100 non-refundable deposit … Read More!

Christmas Luncheon Fundraiser – Thursday December 10, 2020

Join us for a festive and safe, socially distanced, Christmas Luncheon fundraiser to help support Galilee Centre and ensure that it survives the current economic challenges. Price: $25 per person. To help ensure socially distancing, there will be two seatings for the luncheon, the first at 11 am and the second at 12:30. Group reservations … Read More!

Book Your Christmas Party Now!

Galilee Centre offers a safe, socially distanced venue for your Christmas or holiday party. Please see the Menu Selection for your meal options and pricing. Our kitchen is able to accommodate virtually all food allergies and restrictions. To book your group, please contact us at 613-623-4242 ext 21 or info@galileecentre.com.