Welcome to the Galilee Centre!

Get Ready… We are reopening!!

Updated: July 20, 2020

Just as Francis of Assisi emerged from his imprisonment and underwent a spiritual transformation, so must we as we prepare to reopen our doors.

Phase 3 Provincial Guidelines for reopening means Galilee Centre can open its doors to groups and guests once again. To this end, we have been hard at work, planning how we can do so, while ensuring that all the necessary provisions are in place to do so safely.

Embracing our new world, we will be employing self-screening questionnaires, mandatory masks in public indoor spaces, physical distancing and other precautionary measures to put your health and the health of our staff front and centre.

What an incredible time to take advantage of our beautiful property to refresh, and revive your spirit, mind and body in a welcoming tranquil oasis.

Our gift to you is our prayers and may God continue to bless us all

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

Faith and Spirituality in an Evolving Universe – August 6, 2020

August 6 2020 Scientific thought provides fresh openings to mysterious sacred depths of reality. Our current health crisis invites us to a humbling sense of our vulnerability and connection to a dynamic cosmos. Where do we encounter God in today’s chaos and creativity? How shall we pray and act today, alone and with others? Join … Read More!

CANCELLED: Sister Water and The Sultan

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this retreat has been cancelled. Thank you for your understanding.

Updated: Make Me An Instrument of Your Peace: An On-Line Healing Retreat – September 26, 2020

September 26, 2020 This on-line healing retreat for the Season of Creation allows the Prayer of St. Francis to heal our wounds and transform us into peacemakers.  We need to find the inner and outer peace that characterized St. Francis dancing with his wounds to become instruments of peace with each other and our wounded … Read More!

How We Learn: Kendaasawin – October 16-18, 2020

The Kendaasawin program is 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 the elders. Donna Naughton & others from Kateri Native Ministry will be … Read More!

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 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 required … Read More!