Periods of quiet peace, prayer and reflection are vital for a profound Catholic life

Maybe we are seeking to overcome our dominant fault; maybe we are trying to discern God’s calling; maybe we are uncertain about an important decision; maybe we just need time to take a deep breath away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and contemplate the beautiful mysteries of our Faith. A retreat is the ideal solution. It is truly a life-changing experience!

The centers listed below offer multiple Ignatian retreats every year. Each retreat is led normally by two experienced priests and follows the proven method of St. Ignatius of Loyola, a method dictated to him directly by the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Retreats usually last five days and include daily Mass, a general confession, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, recitation of the rosary, numerous spiritual conferences, and time devoted to private prayer and meditation. Priests are also available for frequent consultation.

Included in the registration fee is room and board. Retreatants must arrange their own travel to and from the retreat house. Some centers offer 5-day Marian retreats as well.

St. Joseph Center - exterior

Retreats at the District House of Canada (Quebec)

Retreats are offered throughout the year at St. Joseph House located in Saint-Cesaire, Quebec. The below locations also offer retreats across Canada a few times per year, usually during the summer months.

St. Joseph House Retreats - click here for more Information

Retreats in Ontario (during summer only)

  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel Academy

  • 2483 Bleams Road
    New Hamburg ON N3A 3J2

  • Phone: +1 519 634 4932
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St. Dennis Church SSPX, Calgary, AB

Retreats in Alberta

  • St. Dennis Church

  • 4716 Worcester Drive SW
    Calgary AB T3C 3L6

  • Phone: +1 403 233 0031
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St. Raphael Priory, SSPX, Winnipeg, MB

Retreats in Saskatchewan

  • Prieuré Saint Raphaël

  • 480 McKenzie Street
    Winnipeg MB R2W 5B9

  • Phone: +1 204 589 4524
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