Retreats at St. Cesaire, Quebec

The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, (composed from 1522-1524) are a set of Christian meditations, prayers and mental exercises, divided into four thematic 'weeks' of variable length, designed to be carried out over a period of 28 to 30 days.

St. Ignatius of Loyola: A war wound ended his military career in 1521—while St. Ignatius recovered—he read the lives of the saints. He converted and wrote his famous "Spiritual Exercises".

They were composed with the intention of helping the retreatant to discern Jesus in his life, leading him or her to a personal commitment to follow him. The 'Spiritual Exercises' booklet was formally approved in 1548 by Paul III. The exercises are now commonly condensed into five days, as they are at St. Joseph Center.

St. Joseph Center
1395 rue Notre-Dame
Saint-Césaire, QC J0L 1T0 Canada
Ph. (450) 390-1323

Retreat Schedule 2019       
English women     February 4 - 9  
    June 16 - 21 in Winnipeg, MB
    July 28 - August 2 in New Hamburg, ON  
    September 15 - 20 in Winnipeg, MB
  men February 18 - 23  
    May 26 - 31 in Winnipeg, MB
    August 4 - August 9    in New Hamburg, ON   
French women January 14 -19  
    July 22 - 27  
  men July 29 - August 3  
    December 16 - 21  

Brochure 2019

Application 2019 for Retreats in Saint-Césaire only

Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius