Taste and See the Goodness of the Lord!
Women of any age are invited to join us at our 10th annual Catholic Women’s Fall Retreat at Glen House Resort, on the scenic shores of the St. Lawrence River near Gananoque, Ontario. The retreat begins on Friday, September 20th, and concludes after lunchtime on Sunday, September 22nd, 2019.
Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, we invite you to join us for a weekend of nourishment and healing for your soul, fun for your spirit and some rest and relaxation with old and new friends. Come and leave your cares and responsibilities behind for a few days and allow the Lord to refresh you.
As you register for this event, you will be prayed for each day by members of the Prayer team. The Hospitality team is waiting eagerly to welcome you to the 2019 Women’s Fall Retreat.
What To Expect At The Retreat
- Inspirational sessions each day with our guest speaker, Anne Jamieson
- Praise and worship music
- Sacrament of Reconciliation available on Saturday afternoon
- Saturday afternoon optional breakout session, and free leisure time
- Saturday evening entertainment
- Mass will be celebrated Sunday morning
- All meals on Saturday through a delicious lunch on Sunday are provided
- Christian books, cd’s and gifts available for purchase in the book room
- Prayer Room and prayer ministry available
- Time to reflect, relax and recreate
- Use of numerous recreation facilities: hot tub, sauna, indoor/outdoor pools, tennis, walking trails, kayaks, exercise equipment.
- Option to purchase spa services contact: www.glenhouseresort.com to book in advance
Participation in Retreat
Women of any age are invited to attend our retreat! Whether Catholic or non-Catholic, devout or questioning, residents of Ontario or not, participants are invited to come as they are and enter into the activities of the weekend as much or as little as desired.
Nursing infants under the age of one year are welcome to attend – with their mothers!
Retreat Speaker – Dr. Anne Jamieson
What better way to truly “taste and see the goodness of the Lord” than to focus on nurturing our faith? The September 2019 Women’s Fall Retreat will feature Dr. Anne Jamieson who is by vocation a wife and mother, by passion a cook and sometimes competitive baker, and by profession the Director of Catechesis for the Diocese of Hamilton, Ontario.
Dr. Anne will lead us through a series of talks: Recipe for Faith: Choosing and Using the Best Ingredients.
Dr. Anne says, “We have all been invited to the potluck. Now, what recipe to make? When we think of our response to the Divine Invitation as choosing our recipe for faith, we can consider what Choosing and using the Best Ingredients looks like. We’ll consider what is fresh, fragrant and abundant and how to pass that on to others.”
See you at the table – and maybe bring a friend! The 2019 Women’s fall Retreat promises to be good food for the heart, mind, soul and strength!
Breakout Session – Camino Talk
Join Sandy Laneville as she reflects on her journey of completing a Camino twice – once in 2015, and once in 2018. Sandy believes this is a journey anyone can do, and is excited to share all her adventures with the ladies of WFR 2019!
What is a Camino?
The Camino de Santiago is a network of pilgrimages leading to the shrine of the Apostle St. James The Great, in the cathedral of Santiago de Compestela, located in northwestern Spain. Tradition has it that the remains of St. James are buried in the Cathedral. Hundreds of thousands of Christian pilgrims follow one of several routes, as a form of spiritual path or retreat for their spiritual growth. However, it is also popular with hiking and cycling enthusiasts and organized tour groups. Many consider the experience a spiritual retreat from modern life.
Saturday Evening Entertainment
Provided by The Gallaghers.