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.
“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
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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!
Postponed: A New Date to be Determined May 8, 2021 – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm 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 … Read More!
Volunteers Needed Wednesday May 26, 2021 Rain Date: Thursday May 27, 2021 9 am – 1 pm ( BBQ Lunch Provided ) Help us clean and renew the Galilee Centre grounds and building for a new year of spiritual well-being. Available tasks include: raking leaves, gardening and labyrinth renewal and much more…. The Best Gift … 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!
June 18-20, 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 others of … Read More!
Living Life to the MAXIMum July 19-23, 2021 Plan to set aside some summer days for quiet and reflection at-home. Your spiritual directors have prepared a creative way to gather communally on Zoom for silent contemplative prayer every morning and evening. The daily spiritual conference will be based on one of the Maxims of Perfection, … 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!
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!