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!

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Spring Cleaning Day at Galilee Centre – May 22, 9 am – 4 pm

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Wellness Day at Galilee Centre – Thursday May 23, 2019

Thursday May 23, 2019 Do you ever feel off-balance, overwhelmed and lacking purpose in your daily routine? Would you consider joining us to Re-orientate, Re-root and Re-store yourself to live with more peace & less anxiety? Our day will include: – creative communal prayer – stretching & breath work – meditation & personal reflection – … Read More!

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Icon Workshop (Therese of Lisieux) – June 2 – 7, 2019

June 2nd (Check-in at 6 pm) to 7th (11 am), 2019 Space in this workshop is limited to 10 participants. Deadline to register is May 19, 2019. This is a spiritual retreat focused on St. Therese of Lisieux and the gift she is to our spiritual growth.  Participants will engage in the Christian sacred art … Read More!

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Father’s Day Luncheon – Wednesday June 12

Join us on Wednesday June 12 at Galilee Centre to celebrate fathers everywhere with our Father’s Day Luncheon. Arrival Time: 11:30 am – noon Cost: $19 Menu: Home Style Vegetable Soup Rolls Apricot Glazed Ham Old Fashioned Baked Beans Scalloped Potatoes Mixed Vegetables Rhubarb Cake & Whipped Cream Tickets available at Galilee Centre or… Purchase … Read More!

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Relishing a More Imaginative Church For Our Time – July 7 – 12, 2019

July 7th (Registration at 6 pm) to 12th (11 am), 2019 This 5-day retreat will be a guided meditation upon the lives & work of contemporary Christians, such as Brother Roger of Taize, Estonian composer Arvo Part, & Japanese novelist Shusaku Endo. This retreat will offer the opportunity to deepen our Christian faith with the … Read More!

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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!

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

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 Director will ask you questions, give … Read More!

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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!

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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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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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