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

Cathedral Retreats and Quiet Days

2015     April 30-May 3 “Living the Life of Prayer”
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2014     March 29 “Praying With Scripture: Hearing God Beyond the Text”
2013     March 25-16 “Abiding With the Word”
2012     March 15-17  “A Little School of Prayer”
2011     October 14-16 “Maintaining Our Spiritual Infrastructure”
“Journey With Jacob: From Deception to Blessing”



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