Welcome! We can’t wait for February 1st!

This is the Retreat Participant Access Page that will be updated throughout the month of January, and in real-time during the retreat to provide all the latest announcements for our retreat together.


SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1

5:00pm             Registration & Check-in begin (people staying at Mt. Carmel settle in before 7:30pm session)

7:00pm             DOORS OPEN for main session in Malachy Smith Room (basement level)

 7:30pm            SESSION #1 with Chris & Phileena Heuertz in Malachy Smith Room (basement level)

9:15pm             WINE & CHEESE WELCOME RECEPTION in Lower Lounge (basement level)

10:00pm           VESPERS -*Optional Reflection to close your day (20 minutes) in Upper Room Chapel on 3rd floor.




SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2

7:30am             CENTERING PRAYER - Optional quiet time to start your day (20 min) in Upper Room Chapel on 3rd floor.

8:00am             BREAKFAST in Main Dining Room only on Ground 1st Floor

9:00am             SESSION #2 in Malachy Smith Meeting Room (basement level)

10:15am           MORNING BREAK in Lower Lounge (basement level)

10:45am           SESSION #3 in Malachy Smith Meeting Room

12:00pm           LUNCH in Main AND Lower Dining Rooms ( on ground and basement levels)

 1:30pm             WORKSHOPS

  • Enneagram Q & A with Chris in Malachy Smith Room

  • Gentle Yoga with Phileena Little Flower Room on 4th floor

  • Introduction to The Labyrinth with Christa on 4th floor

2:30pm             SOLITUDE | SILENCE | STILLNESS (the Lower Lounge is the only space available for conversations during this time)

You may want to:

  • go for a walk along the Niagara river

  • rest in your room

  • spend time in the Main chapel (ground floor), Upper Room Chapel on 3rd floor

  • Walk the Labyrinth on the 4th floor

  • or sit and reflect in the quiet in our main session, the Malachy Smith Room

3:30pm             BREAK SILENCE – Afternoon Snack served in the Lower Lounge

4:00pm             SESSION #4 in Malachy Smith Meeting Room

5:30pm             DINNER in Main AND Lower Dining Rooms

7:30pm             SESSION #5 in Malachy Smith Meeting Room

9:00pm             EVENING REFRESHMENTS served in the Lower Lounge                   

10:00pm          VESPERS - *Optional Reflection to close your day (20 minutes) in Upper Room Chapel on 3rd floor.

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3

7:30am             CENTERING PRAYER - Optional quiet time to start your day (20 min) in Upper Room Chapel on 3rd floor.

 7:30am             CHECK OUT BEGINS (you must return your keys to registration desk before 9:30am )

 8:00am             BREAKFAST in Main Dining Room only

  • All residents must clean room and check out according to ‘House Rules’

 9:30am             FINAL SESSION BEGINS in Malachy Smith Meeting Room (you must have completely checked out of room & key return)

 11:15am           RETREAT ENDS

Thank you.

Safe travels home!


HOUSE RULES

  •   Name Tags: You’ll pick up your name tag just before entering our main session on Friday evening. Please wear your name tag all weekend long, especially at meal times.

  • WiFi:

    • User:

    • Pass:

  • Outside Door Code:  0102*   (you must use the “*”) This will be used all weekend along

  • Meal times promptly served at:  8am  |  12pm  |  5:30pm

  • Smoke Free Facility - no ciggaretes, incense, candles, or open flame anywhere.

  • The Lower Lounge in the basement has beverages & refreshments and is a great place to make/receive phone calls, and have conversations without disturbing other guests.

  • QUIET: Please keep noise to a minimum when entering and occupying residential floors (2nd, 3rd, 4th floors). This includes keeping all phone calls to a minimum.This monastery is also home to six Carmelite priests who are our hosts!

  • Residents Departure/Check Out: Please vacate your room by 9am on Sunday. Please strip your beds and place sheets, pillowcases and towels on the desk or dresser. Fold blankets and bedspreads and leave them at the end of your bed. Close all windows, turn off lights, leave the door ajar, and return keys to the centre office where you registered. The Sunday morning session begins at 9:30am.

  • If there is any questions or concerns, please contact Christa or Mark.  For any emergencies, please call 911.


PARTNERS

Have we mentioned our 6 amazing partners?! They provided 10 scholarships for individuals on this retreat! Check them out here.


SWAG

Seriously…we’ve got an amazing giveaway featuring our fave, Sleeping At Last. Check out the Enneagram-themed online store and stay tuned!