Personally Guided Student Retreat

Personally Guided Retreats Young Adult Retreats

February 17, 2019 - February 22, 2019, Stay

Personally Guided Student Retreat

3, 5 & 6 day retreats

Are you a university student or a young professional looking to step back from your packed schedule to spend some time quietly discerning how what you are living relates to the larger realities of your life, the world around you, and even the adventure of human existence? With a Jesuit or another member of the Villa Saint-Martin team as your personal guide, you will enter into the silence of an Ignatian retreat, seeking to hear and discover what a greater Love can offer you there.

  • ❖ Since young adults have tight schedules, within the dates proposed, you can request to have a retreat that goes any length from three to seven days, subject to availability
  • ❖ These retreats are personally guided, meaning that, you will meet with a Jesuit or other experienced spiritual guide once a day for up to one hour, but most of the day is spent in silent prayer or reflection.
  • ❖ Opportunities to participate in Confession and daily Mass are available
  • ❖ You may be asked to provide some information about yourself and your hopes for the retreat when you register, so that we may pair you with a Jesuit or other guide who will be able to accompany you. We may not be able to accomodate the needs of  everyone interested. Your registration is not considered complete until we have confirmed that a person will be able to accompany you.
  • ❖ Financial assistance may be available for young adults under 29 years of age who demonstrate financial need. Decisions are made on a case-by-case basis. Please inquire if you think you may be eligible.

Facilitated by Jesuits and collaborators

Cost:  
3 days/2 nights: $ 220
5 days/4 nights: $ 440
6 days/5 nights: $ 550

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Introduction to Ignatian prayer

Discover Soirées

February 21, 2019, 19 00 - 21 30

Introduction to Ignatian prayer

Learn – experience – share

Come encounter God in prayer following the pathways that St. Ignatius shares with us.

Gabriel Côté will introduce us to prayer methods inspired by the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.

After learning about prayer, we will be offered time and space in which we can experience the sort of encounter that Ignatius indicates, before coming together to share the fruits of our evening together.

Facilitated by Gabriel Côté, S.J.

  • The event is free, but donations are encouraged
    • Tax receipts are available for donations exceeding $25.
  • Those who wish may join Fr. Côté and other participants for dinner and fellowship in the cafeteria at 5:30 pm. The price of the dinner is 20 $, and reservations for the dinner are required in advance and can be made by calling (514) 684-2311 ext 0 or e-mailing contact@villasaintmartin.org.

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One-day Taizé retreat

Artistic and Spiritual Retreats

March 16, 2019, 9 00 - 17 00

One-day Taizé retreat

An Explore Saturday

Facilitated  by Gabriel Côté, S.J. and a team of young Jesuits

Learn, experience, and share with others the riches of prayer in the contemplative musical tradition of Taizé! Since 1940, when Frère Roger Schultz founded the Taizé Community, the monastic reality at the heart of this ecumenical movement has grown to over ninety brothers from over twenty different countries and many different churches and ecclesial communities. Tens of thousands of of young people trek to the village of Taizé, France, every year to learn and pray with the brothers who welcome them into the joy of their communal faith experience.

For several years now, the Villa Saint-Martin has offered regular day-long and weekend opportunities for people to gather as a community to praise and reverence the Lord together. This particular Saturday experience is marked by four offices (prayer sessions) from the Taizé liturgy of the hours. Points for personal prayer will also be offered, as well as an opportunity, at the end of the day, to share the fruits of your prayer with others. The rest of the day is spent in silence, including during meals. Those who wish have the opportunity to meet with a priest for a conversation and/or the sacrament of reconciliation.

Cost:  $ 45 includes lunch and the day’s activities

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Discover Soirées

March 28, 2019, 19 00 - 21 30

Leadership according to St. Ignatius and Pope Francis

Learn – experience – share

Facilitated by Len Altilia, S.J.

  • 7 – 9:30 pm
  • The event is free, but donations are encouraged
    • Tax receipts are available for donations exceeding $25.
  • Those who wish may join Fr. Altilia and other participants for dinner and fellowship in the cafeteria at 5:30 pm. The price of the dinner is 20 $, and reservations for the dinner are required in advance and can be made by calling (514) 684-2311 ext 0 or e-mailing contact@villasaintmartin.org.

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Holy Week

Holy Week

April 14, 2019 - April 21, 2019, Stay

Holy Week

Enter into the mysteries of the holiest week of the year at the Villa Saint-Martin! Come and make a retreat for the whole week, or come for just the days that you are able. The week-long live-in retreat experience includes daily liturgies, personal accompaniment by a spiritual guide, and the opportunity to attend all of the activities listed below. You can also stay from Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday to make a shorter personally guided retreat over those days. If you can only participate in one activity or another or cannot spend the night, you may also register for the following activities individually:

  1. Monday:  Entering into Holy Week (7:00 pm to 9:30 pm)
  2. Tuesday:  Evening of Mercy (7:00 pm to 9:30 pm)
  3. Holy Thursday / Bread of the World (9:00 am to 5:00 pm)
  4. Easter Triduum (Thursday to Sunday) – A personally guided retreat which also includes the Triduum Liturgies
  5. Good Friday Meditation Concert (8:00 pm)
  • ❖ The total cost of a “live-in” retreat for the entirety of Holy Week, including the possibility of meeting daily with a spiritual guide is $820.
  • ❖ Those who wish to make a shorter retreat during this period may do so. Pricing and availability will depend on the days and options selected.

Facilitated by Gabriel Côté, S.J. and the Villa team.

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Entering into Holy Week

Holy Week

April 15, 2019, 19 00 - 21 30

Entering into Holy Week

On this holiest of weeks, God invites us to discover in Christ who God really is, and what love really means. Join us for an evening that will help us enter more deeply into the mysteries that Christ lives for us, so that throughout this week we can encounter more and more deeply that love that sets us free.

The evening begins at 7 pm.

Cost: Free

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Evening of Mercy

Holy Week

April 16, 2019, 19 00 - 21 30

Evening of Mercy

Since God is love, the face of God is mercy, as Pope Francis and so many others remind us! On this holiest of weeks, take an evening to join with others to encounter and experience the mercy of Christ, who comes to save us and invites us to join him by becoming missionaries of mercy ourselves. The evening will include reflection, moments of silence, common prayer, and the opportunity to encounter God at work through the Church through spiritual conversation or sacramental confession.

Join us for this evening from 7 to 9:30 pm.

Cost:  Free

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Easter Triduum

Holy Week

April 18, 2019 - April 21, 2019, Stay

Easter Triduum

A personally guided retreat which also includes the Good Friday Concert and the Triduum Liturgies.

Facilitated by Gabriel Côté, S.J. and the Villa Team

Cost:  

$ 312 (Villa with common bathroom)
$ 342 (Villa with private bathroom)
$ 360 (Residence with private  bathroom)

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Holy Thursday:  Bread of the World

Holy Week

April 18, 2019, 9 00 - 17 00

Holy Thursday: Bread of the World

On the night of the first passover, God instructed the Israelites to gird their loins and feast on the passover lamb, eating an unleavened bread that was to be spare and prepared in haste. When the Israelites that God had set free were hungry, God gave them manna, the “bread of angels” which appeared with the lifting of the dewfall. Jesus was born in Bethlehem, the house of bread, and at his birth he was placed in a feeding trough for animals. Jesus multiplied loaves for a hungry people, proclaiming to them that he is himself the bread of life, and at the last supper, he offers a new “bread of angels,” through which he will be present until he comes again.

Join us for a day-long retreat in which we prepare for the mysteries of the Lord’s supper by entering more deeply into the spiritual reality that simple bread offers us. We will make bread and share it as we seek to encounter the one who makes himself known through the breaking of the bread. The retreat begins at 9 am and ends before supper.

Cost:  $ 45 includes lunch

 

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Good Friday Meditation Concert

Holy Week

April 19, 2019, 20 00 - 21 30

Good Friday Meditation Concert

More details to come.

Cost:  $ 20.

Reservation required

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Young Adult Retreats

April 27, 2019 - April 28, 2019, 0 00

Heart of the World – Young Adult Retreat

A retreat experience for young adults  between 18 to 35 years of age

Are you looking to deepen your prayer life? Would you like to encounter the beauty of Christ through Ignatian Spirituality? Come to a weekend retreat for young adults (18-35 yrs old, single or married) to deepen your spiritual life and learn to encounter Christ in the heart of the world. A team of young Jesuits will lead inspiring talks, silent contemplation and discernment of God’s will.

❖ This is a silent retreat, with moments of common prayer and reflection.
❖ There are opportunities for a brief conversation/confession with a Jesuit, if desired.
❖ Please bring a personal Bible and a journal if you are able.
❖ The retreat begins at Saturday morning at 8:30 am and concludes with lunch on Sunday.
❖ Overnight accommodations are not offered as part of this retreat.
❖ Financial assistance may be available for young adults under 29 years of age who demonstrate financial need. Decisions are made on a case-by-case basis. Please inquire if you think you may be eligible.

 

Guided by a mission band of young Jesuits at the Church of the Gesù

Cost: $30, payable at the door.

For more information and to register click here or go to https://goo.gl/h2oryL.

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Our Lady of the Way

Special activity

May 23, 2019, 10 00 - 14 00

Our Lady of the Way

Facilitated by the Villa team

More details to come.

Cost:  $ 15 includes lunch and activities

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Discover Soirées

May 30, 2019, 19 00 - 21 30

Ignatius: mystic and administrator

Learn – experience – share

What does it mean for us to be mystics, or at least contemplatives, as we engage in administrative responsibilities – some of us episodically and others on a full-time basis? A close collaborator described Ignatius as a contemplative in action, using the ministerial action itself, the graces which accompanied it, and the world situation which shaped it, as a spring-board for his contemplation.  Anything could set him off into deep mystical prayer. We will learn from Ignatius’ relationship with God in the world to seek God in our daily life and work.

Facilitated by Jean-Marc Laporte, S.J.

  • 7 – 9:30 pm
  • The event is free, but donations are encouraged
    • Tax receipts are available for donations exceeding $25.
  • Those who wish may join Fr. Laporte and other participants for dinner and fellowship in the cafeteria at 5:30 pm. The price of the dinner is 20 $, and reservations for the dinner are required in advance and can be made by calling (514) 684-2311 ext 0 or e-mailing contact@villasaintmartin.org.

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Villa Saint-Martin Open House

Special activity

June 2, 2019, 13 00 - 17 00

Villa Saint-Martin Open House

One day a year, we open our doors in a special way and invite the public-at-large to discover the beauty of the Villa and its gardens.   Come join us for a guided tour, participate in one of a series of activities and mini-workshops offered throughout the afternoon, learn about our history, mission and the services we have to offer to the community, or just simply walk and enjoy this unique opportunity to spend time in this special place, encountering your neighbours and making new friends.

Cost:  Free.

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Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola

Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola

June 23, 2019 - July 26, 2019, Stay

Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola

Ignatius of Loyola suggests that those who wish to “dispose their soul to rid itself of obstacles in their relationship with God, in order to seek and find God’s will in the ordering of their life” can profit especially from making the full Spiritual Exercises in a month-long period that is set apart for the Lord.

If you have already made a silent retreat or a retreat in daily life, perhaps you may benefit from the opportunity to walk with the Lord through the full Spiritual Exercises through our 33-day program. People who have already made a shorter retreat (or 18th/19th annotation exercises) can apply to participate in this experience, which the Villa offers in English and French from June 23 through July 26.

Admissions Process

Space is limited and there is an application process that must be completed before someone can be admitted to the program. The preferred application deadline is January 31 (applications will continue to be accepted until February 28, 2019 if space remains), but early applicants have an increased chance of being admitted to the program due to our rolling admissions process. To begin the registration process, click here or go to https://goo.gl/9rP4Vk. For questions about the program or the admissions process, please write programmation@villasaintmartin.org.

Financial assistance may be available for young adults under 29 years of age who demonstrate financial need. Decisions are made on a case-by-case basis. Please inquire if you think you may be eligible.

Application deadline:  February 28, 2019 (preferred: January 31)

Cost:  C$ 3,200 (about US$ 2,500)

For more information write  programmation@villasaintmartin.org

 

 

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Personally Guided Retreat

Personally Guided Retreats

July 5, 2019 - July 12, 2019, Stay

Personally Guided Retreat

With a Jesuit or another member of the Villa Saint-Martin team as your personal guide, you will enter into the silence of an Ignatian retreat, seeking to hear and discover what a greater Love can offer you there.

  • In this retreat, you will meet with a Jesuit or other experienced spiritual guide once a day for up to one hour, but most of the day is spent in silent prayer or reflection.
  • Opportunities to participate in Mass and Confession with a Jesuit are available.
  • You may be asked to provide some information about yourself and your hopes for the retreat when you register, so that we may pair you with a Jesuit or other guide who will be able to accompany you. We may not be able to accomodate the needs of  everyone interested. Your registration is not considered complete until we have confirmed that a person will be able to accompany you.

Cost: (8 days / 7 nights)

$ 742 – Villa with common bathroom
$ 919 – Villa with private bathroom

Depending on you availability, your retreat can last 3, 5 or 8 days.

To register:  call (514)684-2311 ext 0 OR programmation@villasaintmartin.org

 

 

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God's Voice Within

Retreat

July 26, 2019 - July 30, 2019, Stay

God’s Voice Within

A retreat experience offered by Mark Thibodeaux, S.J., renown author of Armchair Mystic, God’s Voice Within, and God, I Have Issues and Reimagining the Ignatian Examen.

We will explore our relationship with God by engaging in the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola.  Through silence and prayer, we will share with God the joys and struggles of our lives as we reflect on the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  The facilitator will present reflections on the spiritual path of Saint Ignatius and will help participants to tell God about their own spiritual paths and to listen within for God’s response.

Cost:  $ 424 – Villa with common bathroom
$ 468 – Villa with private bathroom
$ 492 – Residence with private bathroom

To register:  call (514)684-2311 ext 0 or programmation@villasaintmartin.org

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Vogliamo vedere Gesù! un ritiro spirituale in italiano

Other Languages Retreats

August 30, 2019 - September 1, 2019, Stay

Vogliamo vedere Gesù! un ritiro spirituale in italiano

Esercizi spirituali predicati da p. Sylvester Tan, SJ in italiano.

“Vogliamo vedere Gesù!” (Gv 12,21) Già duemila anni fa, è stata questa la domanda di tanti, anche quelli che non conoscevano la fede, ed è ormai un desiderio più che mai attuale, anche in un mondo detto «post-cristiano». Da secoli, gli italiani hanno incontrato il Signore nelle esercizi spirituali di sant’Ignazio. Questo breve ritiro in silenzio vi offre alcuni elementi per poter facilitare un incontro personale con Gesù e scoprire quanto Lui è già presente nella vita di ciascuno di noi. Scoprirete non soltanto quanto il Signore vi ama, ma anche come il Signore desidera salvare tutte le persone nelle nostre famiglie e le nostre comunità attraverso la fede di ciascuno di noi, anche quella dei più piccoli e nascosti.

  • Il ritiro inizierà venerdì 30 agosto alle ore 17 e terminerà domenica 1° settembre dopo pranzo
  • Si prega, se possibile, di portare una Bibbia e un diario personale.
  • Il costo complessivo è $214 ed include la camera, i pasti e l’animazione.

 

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Taize prayer retreat

Artistic and Spiritual Retreats

September 20, 2019 - September 22, 2019, Stay

Taize prayer retreat

Facilitated by Gabriel Côté, S.J. and the Villa team

More details to come.

Cost: 

$ 165 – Villa with common bathroom
$ 192 – Residence with private bathroom

Extern (meals only):  $ 110 / students special:  $ 100

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Discover Soirées

September 26, 2019, 19 00 - 21 30

Miracles through Words: True Conversation

Learn – experience – share

Ignatius of Loyola believed that person’s conversations could be a privileged way of following Jesus and of letting the Lord’s healing grace enter into our lives. We will consider how even brief conversations that one finds in the Bible can help us to better understand the spiritual dynamics behind our own daily interactions with others. Through one of Ignatius’ most central but overlooked intuitions, we will discover how God wishes to work miracles in our lives and the lives of others through what can seem the most mundane of encounters.


Facilitated by Sylvester Tan, S.J.

  • 7 – 9:30 pm
  • The event is free, but donations are encouraged
    • Tax receipts are available for donations exceeding $25.
  • Those who wish may join Fr. Tan and other participants for dinner and fellowship in the cafeteria at 5:30 pm. The price of the dinner is 20 $, and reservations for the dinner are required in advance and can be made by calling (514) 684-2311 ext 0 or e-mailing contact@villasaintmartin.org.

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Let us Bless the Lord!

Young Adult Retreats

October 11, 2019 - October 13, 2019, Stay

Let us Bless the Lord!

A Young Adult Thanksgiving Retreat

Facilitated by Sylvester Tan, SJ and others

God creates the world in thanksgiving, and Jesus enters into it with delight, declaring “a body you have prepared for me, behold I come to do your will!” (Cf. Heb 10). In this retreat for students and young professionals under 29 years of age, we will encounter the God who delights in bestowing blessings upon us and we will learn how to bless God in turn, by living the life that God offers us and sharing it with others. The retreat will conclude with a Thanksgiving supper shared among the participants on Sunday evening.

  • This retreat is only open to young adults under 29 years of age.
  • Please bring a Bible and journal, if possible.
  • Please arrive by 7:00 PM on Friday, October 11. The retreat will end by 7:30 PM on Sunday.
  • Financial assistance may be available for young adults under 29 years of age who demonstrate financial need.  Decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.  Please inquire if you think you may be eligible.

Cost: $ 195

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Personally Guided Retreat

Personally Guided Retreats

October 11, 2019 - October 13, 2019, Stay

Personally Guided Retreat

Facilitated in French & English by Jesuits and close collaborators

With a Jesuit or another member of the Villa Saint-Martin team as your personal guide, you will enter into the silence of an Ignatian retreat, seeking to hear and discover what a greater Love can offer you there.

  • ❖ In this retreat, you will meet with a Jesuit or other experienced spiritual guide once a day for up to one hour, but most of the day is spent in silent prayer or reflection.
  • ❖ Opportunities to participate in Mass and Confession with a Jesuit are available.
  • ❖ You may be asked to provide some information about yourself and your hopes for the retreat when you register, so that we may pair you with a Jesuit or other guide who will be able to accompany you. We may not be able to accomodate the needs of  everyone interested. Your registration is not considered complete until we have confirmed that a person will be able to accompany you.
  • ❖ The retreat starts at 7 pm on Friday and ends after lunch on Sunday. Please inform us on the application if you wish to add dinner at 5:30 pm before your retreat (for an additional charge).

Cost:   $ 234 , which includes Villa room with private bathroom, board, and personal accompaniment OR

$ 246, which includes Residence room with private bathroom, board, and personal accompaniment.

To register:  (514)684-2311 ext. 0 or programmation@villasaintmartin.org

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Discover Soirées

October 24, 2019, 19 00 - 21 30

Spirituality and Friendship: Praying in the Spirit of Matteo Ricci, S.J.

Learn – experience – share

Through friendship, the 16th-century Italian Jesuit missionary Matteo Ricci was able to bridge East and West, Chinese and Western culture, thought and spirituality.  We will explore his theology of friendship to show how it is rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola and can be used to deepen our relationships with God, each other and creation.

Facilitated by John Meehan, S.J.

  • 7 – 9:30 pm
  • The event is free, but donations are encouraged
    • Tax receipts are available for donations exceeding $25.
  • Those who wish may join Fr. Meehan and other participants for dinner and fellowship in the cafeteria at 5:30 pm. The price of the dinner is 20 $, and reservations for the dinner are required in advance and can be made by calling (514) 684-2311 ext 0 or e-mailing contact@villasaintmartin.org.

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Living in Heaven and on Earth:  With Christ in the Communion of Saints

Retreat

November 8, 2019 - November 10, 2019, Stay

Living in Heaven and on Earth: With Christ in the Communion of Saints

God alone is holy, but when we live that life that is God offers us in Jesus Christ, we become saints, sharing in God’s own holiness. In this retreat, we will enter into the mystery of living in heaven here on earth through our union with all those who, in every age, continue to share in the life of Jesus Christ. He is with us always, even unto the end of time.  

Facilitated by Sylvester Tan, S.J.

  • The retreat begins at 7 pm on Friday and concludes after lunch on Sunday
  • Please bring a personal Bible and a journal if you are able.
  • Please register through the Villa Saint-Martin or through one of the retreat captains.

We would like to make this retreat accessible to as many people as possible. If you are able to make a contribution to help subsidize the participation of someone with more limited funds, please let a retreat captain know. If you need financial assistance in order to be able to participate, please ask the retreat captains if they are aware of someone who may be willing to help pay your way.

Cost:  $ 209 – Villa with common bathroom
$ 229 – Villa with private bathroom
$ 241 – Residence with private bathroom
To register, call (514-684-2311 ext 0 OR programmation@villasaintmartin.org

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The experience of Being Young and Jesuit

Discover Soirées

November 28, 2019, 19 00 - 21 30

The experience of Being Young and Jesuit

Learn – experience – share

Facilitated by Young Jesuits

  • 7 – 9:30 pm
  • The event is free, but donations are encouraged
    • Tax receipts are available for donations exceeding $25.
  • Those who wish may join the young Jesuits and other participants for dinner and fellowship in the cafeteria at 5:30 pm. The price of the dinner is 20 $, and reservations for the dinner are required in advance and can be made by calling (514) 684-2311 ext 0 or e-mailing contact@villasaintmartin.org.

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Advent Meditation Concert

Artistic and Spiritual Retreats

December 7, 2019, 20 00 - 21 30

Advent Meditation Concert

by Gabriel Côté, S.J. with guest artists

Cost:  $ 20

Reservation required.

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