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 need to open our eyes and hearts to God’s desire for us in our everyday living and make it our own.  Whatever challenges face us God is constantly journeying with us to provide new life, hope and endless Spirit.


David B. Perrin, Ph.D. is a professor at St. Jerome’s University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He is the former President and Vice-Chancellor of St. Jerome’s University, a past-President of the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality, and was the Dean of the Faculty of Theology, Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Canada. As a professional educator, academic speaker and author, as well as a popular workshop and retreat director, he has given conferences, workshops and retreats on a range of topics in Canada, the United States and Europe. Of particular interest to him are the writings and life of the Spanish mystic John of the Cross. His popular interests focus on the lived experience of spirituality in today’s world and how that experience opens up new possibilities for meaningful faith-filled living. As a missionary in Haiti (two years) and graduate student in Rome, Italy (three years) he draws on a truly international experience to inform his reflection. He is the author of a number of books which include For Love of the World: The Old and New Self of John of the Cross (1997); The Sacrament of Reconciliation (1998) and Studying Christian Spirituality (2007). He is also the editor of Women Christian Mystics (2001). His latest book is The 20-Minute Retreat: 18 Sessions With the Saints to Nourish Your Faith (Novalis 2019).

Cost: $100 virtual retreat fee ONLY

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If you prefer to immerse yourself in a prayerful environment you are welcome to join us at Galilee Centre. Booking information rates are as follows ( NOTE: these prices are inclusive of accommodation, meals and retreat fee ):

Cost: Single: $310; Double: $260; Commuter: $190 (includes a day-room and all meals)

To register for in-residence attendance, please contact Galilee Centre @ 613-623-4242 ext 21 or

Technical Requirements for virtual participation:

Computer or device with internet access, microphone and speakers or headphones with microphone; and an email address to receive an invitation to the session.

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