Retreat and Spirituality Centres

In the tradition of St. Ignatius, the Jesuits in English Canada operate retreat and spirituality centres. These are places of prayer and peace for all people. In a safe and loving atmosphere people can deepen their relationship to God and all creation.

Anishinabe Spiritual Centre, Espanola, Ontario

A unique gathering place, owned and operated by Jesuits in English Canada, the Centre offers religious services, overnight accommodations, food services, and recreational facilities. Twilight retreats are offered during the year on various themes. The Ministries program is a course of academic study and practical formation for ministry. On successful completion of this three-year program the student receives a Certificate in Ministries. Graduates are encouraged to be life-long learners - something that is at the centre of Jesuit ministries among Native people.

1091 Anderson Lake Road, Espanola, Ontario P5E 1T1 - 705-869-4994

Ignatian Centre, Montreal, Quebec

The Ignatian Centre is a Jesuit ministry run by laity dedicated to bringing the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola to the population of Greater Montreal. The Centre offers spiritual direction for individuals, programs for groups and parishes and plays an important role in the training and certification of spiritual directors. Their accredited prayer companions and spiritual directors are bound by the Centre’s code of ethics.

4567 West Broadway Avenue, Montreal, Quebec H4B 2A7 - 514-481-1064

Jesuit Centre of Spirituality, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Earl Smith, SJ and Jean-Marc Laporte, SJ – courtesy of Jesuit Centre of Spirituality, HalifaxThe Jesuit Centre of Spirituality was founded by the Jesuits of Halifax. The mission of the Centre is to make spiritual direction, daily prayer with scripture, and the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius available ecumenically within the Maritime Provinces. It provides training for prayer companions. It offers retreats and programs on-site, with some facilities for live-in retreats. It functions in parish settings, offering missions and retreats, communal apostolic discernment, and various workshops on prayer and faith development.

2287 Brunswick Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3K 2Y9 - 902-422-8841

Loyola House, Ignatius Jesuit Centre, Guelph, Ontario

Built in 1964, Loyola House has welcomed over 60,000 people of all faiths to deepen their spirituality through retreats and ongoing spiritual direction. Retreats run from two- hour programs to ones lasting 40 days in which the full Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius are given. Loyola House is known internationally for its training programs for retreat directors and spiritual directors. In more recent years it has added the Ecology Project, which addresses ecological issues from a Christian faith perspective.

5429 Hwy. 6 North, Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J2 - 519-824-1250

Manresa-Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre, Pickering, Ontario

The Ignatian Weekend Retreat is an adaptation of the Spiritual Exercises along the lines suggested by St. Ignatius in his 18th Annotation. The weekend is first and foremost a school of prayer the dominant form of prayer being an introduction to Ignatian contemplation. Four input sessions revolve around the theme of desiring, seeking and finding God in the reality of every day life.

2325 Liverpool Road, Pickering, Ontario L1X 1V4 - 905-839-2864 ext 110