Courses beginning soon...

CONGRATULATIONS... the seventeen graduates from our Daily Life and Ongoing Spiritual Direction Programs!

Please keep them and all of our directors in your prayers as they continue in their ministry.

Three Events This Spring!

Please see below for three exciting events taking place this spring.

To register or for more information, please do not hesitate to contact the Centre at 514-481-1064 or at

Thank you!

The New Spiritual Exercises... the spirit of Teilhard de Chardin.
with Louis M. Savary
Friday, April 25, 2014, from 7 pm to 9 pm and Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 9 am to 4 pm, followed by Mass.
Price: $60

Many devout Christians have used the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius unchanged since their origins in the 16th century. In the 20th century, another Jesuit, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, offered a new way of understanding the Word of God and the immensity of the Universal Christ by integrating science and faith. Using the transformative spirituality of de Chardin, Louis Savary reveals how Ignatius’ classic work can be re-envisioned for contemporary believers.

Louis M. Savary was a Jesuit for thirty years and is a prolific author who has written, co-authored or ghostwritten over a hundred books, many on the interface of psychology and spirituality. He has taught graduate courses on Teilhard de Chardin, and has lectured and led study groups on The Divine Milieu.

To register, please contact the Centre at 514-481-1064 or

When Helping You is Hurting Me...

...Escaping the Messiah Trap
with Cathie Macaulay
Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 9 am - 3 pm
Cost: $60

This workshop explores seven common styles of being a “Messiah” and some of the ways in which we can become aware of unhealthy patterns in our helping relationships. The course also looks at healthy models of Christian service and leadership. In an interactive way, students will explore the balance in their own lives of service, and increase awareness of how to make decisions and find balance in their busy lives.

To register, please contact the Centre at 514-481-1064 or

Where May God be Callling You...

...Personal Discernment
with Damian Zynda
May 24, 2014 from 9am to 4 pm
Cost $50

Have you ever asked yourself, how am I living my Christian commitment? What is this interior stirring I feel at times? Is God calling me to something more? This workshop offers a starting point for understanding discernement, and the role discernment plays in our lives as disciples of Jesus Christ.

Damian Zynda, Th.D. received her doctorate in Systematic Theology and Christian Spirituality from the Faculty of Theology at the University of St. Michael's College, Toronto. She is on faculty in the Christian Spirituality Program at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska and is the Director of Formation at the Church of the Transfiguration in the Diocese of Rochester, NY, where she has developed an adult formation program based on the Spiritual Exercises. She is an experienced Spiritual Director and supervisor who has directed retreats in Canada, Ireland and the US. She is the author of Archbishop Oscar Romero: A Disciple Who Revealed the Glory of God," published by the University of Scranton Press in 2010.

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Facilitator: John Carey
New and experienced pray-ers may feel their prayer life is flat or “boring” at times. The saints often called this the “desert.” This feeling of God’s absence can be reflected in our workplace or through the crises in our Church and parishes or in family transitions. What do the mystics, both modern and traditional, have to tell us?
This workshop will tap into the traditional spiritual wisdom of the Desert Mothers and Fathers, including John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila as well as the experience of more contemporary writers.

Cost: $60

Date:  Saturday, March 1, 2014

Time:  9 am - 3 pm
(Coffee and cookies included. Please bring a lunch)

For more information please contact the Ignatian Centre at 514-481-1064 or at

The Magis Newsletter is Here!

Under Publications, click on Magis, then on Winter 2014.

Happy reading!

New Sessions of the Contemplative Retreat!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Fr. Krull is ready to introduce new retreatants to the contemplative way!

Course Description: a contemplative program in everyday life for those who have a longing for a simpler and more direct union with God, having formerly meditated on scripture with satisfaction, but feel an increasing frustration and inability to go on doing so.

The program involves following a detailed guidebook, giving an hour a day to contemplative meditation, and meeting with the group once a week.

Suggested contribution: $100 for 20 sessions
(no one will be turned away due to a lack of funds).

Day and time to be determined by participants.

Please contact the Centre for more information or if you are interested at 514-481-1064 or Please include at least two day and time options that are suitable (for example, Monday evenings & Wednesday afternoons).

Thank you,