Welcome to the Galilee Centre!

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Updated: April 05, 2021

Unfortunately due to recent changes made by the Ontario Government, we must suspend in-residence group retreats until further notice.

If you would like to come for a personal retreat, please call our office.

During these challenging times, Galilee gratefully accepts donations to assist us in our ministry. We will reopen again for in-person retreats as soon as it is safe and prudent to do so. In the meantime, Galilee will continue to offer live streamed virtual retreats, so please consider registering for one of these. Online coaching for those new to the Zoom platform is available for interested parties upon request.
Spiritual Direction services are also available by appointment only.

We look forward to welcoming you back as soon as it is safe to do so.
In the love and prayers of our Lord,

The Galilee Centre Team


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

The 8-Fold Path of a Spiritual Life – “A Saturday in May”

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!

Monthly Eucharist – June 19, 2021

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!

The Dead Sea Scrolls and Psalm 51: Scripture Study on Zoom – June 24, 2021

Facilitator: Lynn Mills Date: Thursday June 24, 2021 Time: 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT (9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CST/MDT) This workshop, which will be lead by Lynn Mills live on Zoom from Dublin Ireland, will take a close look at Psalm 51  (often called the psalm of psalms), identifying key elements and themes … Read More!

Monthly Walk at Galilee

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!

Guided Contemplative Retreat – July 19-23, 2021

Registration Closed You may phone Galilee Centre to be put on a waiting list in case of a cancellation. 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 … Read More!

Seven-Day Directed Retreat

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!

Conversion in the Ordinary: How God Speaks to Us in Our Everyday Lives – August 27-29, 2021

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!

Passion & Action: Integrating the Inner Life with Justice – October 1-3, 2021

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!

Kendaasawin: How We Learn – October 8 – 10, 2021

October 8 – 10, 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 … Read More!