Gabriel Côté, S.J.
Jesuit since 1991, Gabriel Côté, s.j., is currently director of the Spiritual Center, Villa Saint-Martin. He has a background in music, philosophy and theology. Passionate about music and spirituality, he was director of the Gesù, a Jesuit art and spiritual center in downtown Montreal.
For 25 years he has been giving the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius of Loyola. He animates retreats, gives lectures, offers his spiritual accompaniment services and is committed to the spiritual formation of young adults. Since 2009, he is associated with ESDAC international which accompanies and animates groups to make a discernment in common.
Annette Collado, Xavière
She has collaborated in the work of the Villa Saint-Martin since July 2015. She studied literature and languages in France. She has spent some thirty years teaching French and English at the secondary level in France. She is a member of the community of La Xavière since 1987 www.xavieres.catholique.fr.
For some thirty years Annette Collado has also taken on responsibilities for the faith education of youth, in the diocese of Grenoble and then in the diocese of Nice where she was assigned after her first religious vows. After her final vows, she lived in a community within the suburbs of Paris where she divided her time between teaching at the secondary level, accompanying CLC groups, and functioning as a member of the Bishop’s Council for religious life. She was sent to Canada in 2006 to be part of the foundation of a community in Toronto. During her years in Toronto, she deepened and ‘anglicized’ her knowledge of Ignatian spirituality through neighboring Loyola House (Guelph).
Jean-Marc Biron, S.J.
Jean-Marc Biron is a staff member of the Villa Saint-Martin after having been the provincial leader of the Jesuits of French Canada and Haiti. During his time in the Society of Jesus he was the director of the Centre justice et foi and of the journal Relations, director of the Paul LeJeune residence which welcomed university students, master of novices, and director of the Centre de spiritualité Manrèse.
She is operation manager for the Villa Saint-Martin. With her team, she makes sure that all guests will have a comfortable stay. She has a background in tourism and management. For many years, she has worked in different hotels and resorts as room manager, sales & marketing manager and general manager..