Sister Water and the Sultan – Wednesday Evenings in February and March

February 10, 17, 24 and March 3, 10, 2021 from: 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Spend an amazing five evenings with St. Francis as a Spiritual companion directing us to a deeper love of the earth and of our enemy — a vital message for our times.

In his most recent encyclical Fratelli tutti, Pope Francis lifts up a prophetic moment in the life of his patron St Francis of Assisi. The saint’s visit to Sultan Malik-el-Kamil, in Egypt, “demonstrated the breadth and grandeur of his love, which sought to embrace everyone”. This encounter and the Spiritual Journey that leads to it is the inspiration of this retreat.

Leonard Desroches is a leading authority on the life and teachings of Francis of Assisi. He has a life-long commitment to peace-making and non-violence. He has worked as a non-violence trainer for Christian Peacemaker Teams and is the author of Allow the Water – The Practice and Spirituality of Nonviolence and Love of Enemy: The Cross and The Sword Trial.  Len continues to teach and lead workshops in the Toronto area.


  • February 10     “Getting to know Francis”
  • February 17     “Love of Earth”
  • February 24     “Francis and the Sultan
  • March 3          “Love of Enemy”
  • March 10        “Perfect Joy”

Cost:Virtual: $60

To register, please contact us at 613 623 4242 ext 21 or at

If you wish to register for virtual attendance … you can do so HERE.

Technical requirements for virtual participation:
Computer or device with internet access, microphone and speakers or headphones with microphone; and an email address to receive invitation to the session.