Personally Guided Retreat

February 21, 2020 - February 28, 2020, 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 5 pm on Friday and ends after lunch on the last day. 

Cost:   $ 749 , which includes Villa room with shared bathroom, board, and personal accompaniment OR

$ 819, which includes Villa room with private bathroom, board, and personal accompaniment.

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

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Greater (Inter-University Young Adult Retreat)

February 28, 2020 - March 1, 2020, Stay

Greater (Inter-University Young Adult Retreat)

❖ A young adult retreat in the Jesuit tradition led by members of our young adult team representing local Catholic organizations and charisms

❖ Come reflect on the most important aspects of your life with other young people of faith

❖ Through a serious engagement with Ignatian discernment of spirits, learn new ways of recognizing God’s work in your life and ways in which you can work with God through your life

❖ The retreat starts at 7 pm on Friday, February 28 and ends at 1 pm on Sunday, March 1.

  • However, if you wish, for no additional charge, you may continue the retreat through more silent or outdoor time on Sunday afternoon and join the Jesuit community for a supper that the Jesuits will prepare offer you on Sunday evening at 5:30 pm.

❖ This retreat is reserved for young adults under 29. You may be asked to provide your date of birth when registering.

❖ The cost of the retreat is already heavily subsidized by our Young Adult Fund. Additional financial assistance may be requested. Decisions are made on a case-by-case basis. Please inquire if you think you may be eligible.

Facilitated by the Villa Saint-Martin Young Adult Team, assisted by Fr. Sylvester Tan, S.J. and Fr. Edmund Lo, S.J.

Cost:  
3 days/2 nights: $ 100

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Taizé Prayer Retreat

February 29, 2020, 9 00 - 17 00

Taizé Prayer 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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Personally Guided Retreat

March 6, 2020 - March 8, 2020, 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 5 pm on Friday and ends after lunch on Sunday. 

Cost:   $ 214 , which includes Villa room with shared bathroom, board, and personal accompaniment OR

$ 234, which includes Villa room with private bathroom, board, and personal accompaniment.

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

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Jesuits and First Nations:  Towards a spirituality of reconciliation

March 19, 2020, 19 00 - 21 30

Jesuits and First Nations: Towards a spirituality of reconciliation

Learn – experience – share

Decolonizing the Jesuits: transformations on the way towards reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. “The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.” Fr. Peter Bisson, SJ, former provincial of the Jesuits in English Canada and a long time advocate for justice and reconciliation committed to indigenous peoples will share some stories. A time for quiet reflection afterwards will give the participants space to notice how they are moved and prepare them for spiritual conversation at the end of the evening.

This bilingual (English-French) mini-retreat will be facilitated by Peter Bisson, 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 Peter 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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Ministering to Ministers

March 20, 2020 - March 22, 2020, Stay

Ministering to Ministers

A retreat is a time to break out of the daily routine and go further on your spiritual path. You will find the space, silence and beauty you need to rest, learn, reflect and pray.  This retreat concerns those involved in pastoral service.
  • The retreat begins at 5 pm on Friday and concludes after lunch on Sunday
  • Please bring a personal Bible and a journal if you are able.

Cost:  $ 234 – Villa with private bathroom

$ 246 – Residence with private bathroom

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

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The Nature of Lent: God and Creation

March 20, 2020 - March 22, 2020, Stay

The Nature of Lent: God and Creation

Facilitated by Sylvester Tan, S.J. and Marc-André Veselovsky, S.J.

“Eternal life will be a shared experience of awe, in which each creature, resplendently transfigured, will take its rightful place and have something to give those poor men and women who will have been liberated once and for all.” (Pope Francis, Laudato sì, 243) 

 

God reveals the life God offers us through all of God’s works in creation, and our salvation in Christ is to be lived out by taking our rightful place among all of God’s creatures! Join us for this weekend retreat in which we seek to become ever more open to the new life that Christ offers us not merely for ourselves, but for the sake of the whole of creation, groaning for its redemption (cf. Romans 8:22).

Register early! Space is limited!

  • The retreat begins at 5 pm on Friday and concludes after lunch on Sunday
  • Please bring a personal Bible and a journal if you are able.
  • Financial assistance available for young adults under 29

Cost:  $ 214 – Villa with common bathroom

To register, call (514-684-2311 ext 0 OR contact@villasaintmartin.org

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Setting Our House in Order

March 28, 2020, 9 00 - 16 00

Setting Our House in Order

Spend a day exploring discernment and Ignatian spirituality!

Facilitated by Sylvester Tan, S.J.

 

Cost:  $ 40 including lunch

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Holy Week

April 5, 2020 - April 12, 2020, 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 Holy Week

April 6, 2020, 19 00 - 21 30

Entering 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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Reconciliation Evening

April 7, 2020, 19 00 - 21 30

Reconciliation Evening

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

April 9, 2020 - April 12, 2020, Stay

Easter Triduum

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

Triduum begins at 7 pm on April 9 to 1 pm, April 12.

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)

 

Priority is given to the Holy Week retreatants for the Residence side. No more than two weeks before the event, we will assign rooms on Residence side for the Easter Triduum.

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Holy Thursday:  Bread of the World

April 9, 2020, 9 00 - 16 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

April 10, 2020, 20 00 - 22 00

Good Friday Meditation-Concert

You are invited to an extraordinary spiritual experience by art. Supported by musicians and an artist in visual arts, the program of the evening will help you to enter into and to share in the mystery of the suffering of Good Friday Christ.

Cost: $ 20

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Personally Guided Retreat

May 1, 2020 - May 3, 2020, 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 5 pm on Friday and ends after lunch on Sunday. 

Cost:   $ 214 , which includes Villa room with shared bathroom, board, and personal accompaniment OR

$ 234, which includes Villa room with private bathroom, board, and personal accompaniment.

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

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Aging Gracefully Seniors Retreat

May 17, 2020 - May 22, 2020, Stay

Aging Gracefully Seniors Retreat

A retreat is a time to break out of the daily routine and go further on your spiritual path. You will find the space, silence and beauty you need to rest, learn, reflect and pray.  This retreat concerns seniors.
  • The retreat begins at 5 pm on Sunday and concludes after lunch on Friday

Facilitated by Catherine Cherry

Who is Catherine Cherry?

Catherine Cherry, M.Ed. M.A.

Psychotherapist, Educator, and Spiritual Director

Throughout her life Catherine Cherry has always had a multitude of questions and a love of learning; and she has always enjoyed sharing these quests and discoveries, working in the fields of education, spiritual community animation, psychotherapy, spiritual direction, and retreats.

Relevant to this retreat, she and a Gerontologist gave yearly “Aging Gracefully” retreats which grew into monthly meetings that continued for seven years.

She incorporates knowledge from her studies and love of Science, Fine Arts, Physical Education, Theology, Spirituality, Psychology, Counselling, and Marital and Family Therapy.

She has given a multitude of psychological and spiritual workshops and retreats in and around Montreal, Ontario and New York State.

Presently, she does Spiritual Direction and has a Private Practice in Individual, Couple, and Family Therapy.

But most important, she is an active member of her faith community, a pray-er, in love with God, her friends, her family, and especially her grandchildren.

 

Cost:  $ 495 – Villa with common bathroom

$ 520 – Villa with private bathroom

$ 550 – Residence with private bathroom

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

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Our Lady of the Way

May 21, 2020, 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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The Art and Practice of Spiritual Journaling

May 21, 2020, 19 00 - 21 30

The Art and Practice of Spiritual Journaling

Learn – experience – share

Facilitated by Rock Lapalme, 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. Lapalme 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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What Now? Seeking God's Will in my Life

May 23, 2020, 9 00 - 16 00

What Now? Seeking God’s Will in my Life

Spend a day exploring discernment and Ignatian spirituality!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Facilitated by Sylvester Tan, S.J. & Edmund Lo, S.J.

Cost:  $ 40 including lunch

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Villa Saint-Martin Open House

June 7, 2020, 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

June 28, 2020 - July 31, 2020, 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 28 through July 31.

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, 2020 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, 2020 (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

June 30, 2020 - July 7, 2020, 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 5 pm on Friday and ends after lunch on Sunday. 

Cost:   $ 749 , which includes Villa room with shared bathroom, board, and personal accompaniment OR

$ 819, which includes Villa room with private bathroom, board, and personal accompaniment.

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

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Personally Guided Retreat

July 10, 2020 - July 17, 2020, 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 5 pm on Friday and ends after lunch on Sunday. 

Cost:   $ 749 , which includes Villa room with shared bathroom, board, and personal accompaniment OR

$ 819, which includes Villa room with private bathroom, board, and personal accompaniment.

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

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