× Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while,” Jesus said. (Mark 6:31)

A retreat or quiet day invites you to withdraw in time and space from daily activity: to take stock, share with others in worship and in quiet, and allow yourself to be stretched a bit, with the hope of returning nourished and refreshed to ordinary life.

For many Christians, regular retreats are as important as regular vacations. The Cathedral usually offers at least one retreat and/or quiet day each year. Other resources are also available both near and far.

Many retreat houses have some funds to support guests who need financial help, so do not let the cost keep you away if you are interested.



Other sponsors of organized retreats

Montreal Directed Retreats (Open to all; some Anglican directors; silent)
Vita Nova (Ecumenical; Montreal area)
Unitas (Ecumenical; Montreal area; bilingual)
Villa Saint Martin (Montreal area; events in French and English)
Sisters of Saint John the Divine (Anglican; Toronto)
Society of Saint John the Evangelist (Episcopal; Boston)

Additional places to make a personal retreat

Ermitage Sainte-Croix
Les Recluses missionaries
Cistercian Abbey, Rougemont Qc
Maison de priére Notre Dame
Abbaye Val Notre Dame, (Trappist Monastery) St-Jean-de-Matha, Qc