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Writing Retreat – The “je ne sais quoi” of Poetry

~Third Annual Late Summer Writing Retreat~ The “je ne sais quoi” of Poetry* We might have some idea about the “quoi” of a poem but what to do with the “je ne sais” part? Can we make an attempt at exploring that which pulls us in, causes the breath to catch in the throat, moves […]

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Pacific Jubilee Retreat ~ Pathways into Living a Contemplative Life

September 21-24, 2017 With Margie Savigny and Tim Scorer at the Rivendell Retreat Center on Bowen Island, BC Your Invitation Come away from whatever is taking your time and attention. Discover the stillness of the hilltop Rivendell Retreat Centre on Bowen Island. Join a three-day sacred community of pilgrims on a contemplative path, making space […]

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Serving Those Who Want to be Dazzled by the Divine

By Peggy Guiler~ Life is easier and somehow safer in a cloister of people who have a similar understanding of God, but as I journey out to serve as a spiritual director,  it’s almost startling to find that those who are seeking the presence of God have different ideas about what that means. Perhaps one […]

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Remembering My Silent Retreat

By Bob Dueck A few years ago, in winter, I took a solitary four-day retreat where I had the sole use of a small cabin at a retreat centre. Prior to the retreat, I had talked to my spiritual director and she suggested dividing each day into three parts, each focusing on a different centre: […]

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A Contemplative in the World

By Julie Elliot ~ We’ve just completed our fourth residency of the Pacific Jubilee SoulGuiding program. It was a joy to gather again in our community and this time we found ourselves surrounded on all sides by beautiful, original paintings by Lois Huey-Heck, one of our program mentors. Lois has been interested in the spiritual […]

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The Business of Spiritual Direction

by Peggy Guiler Business and spiritual direction in the same breath may be difficult for those of us who see our work as a ministry.  It feels counter intuitive to think of this as a business but it is something to consider because good stewardship is vital in the call to ministry. Some in this […]

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Showing up for Mystery

By Julie Elliot ~ Recently, I attended a weekend event called “Spirituality in Running Shoes” led by artist, author, song writer and activist, Jan Phillips. At one point in her presentation, Jan told us how her life had changed forever when she began a daily practice of lighting a candle and sitting alone in silence. […]

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Finding Centre in a Busy World: The Contemplative Way

Leaders: Lois Huey-Heck of the Pacific Jubilee Program, Natalie Maxson and Keri Wehlander Slow down, listen for the Spirit through our bodies, our creativity and the land. Explore three forms of Christian contemplative practice to explore and integrate new understandings for our journey. Experience refreshment, healing and deeper awareness through this time. June 19 – […]

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Our Jubilee Alum – where are they now?

Are you someone who heard the call of Jubilee? You completed 2 years of practical learning in spiritual growth, soul development and art of spiritual direction. What’s happened since then? Are you practising one-on-one spiritual direction? Perhaps you’re using your training in the workplace, with family and friends, offering retreats, working in a church, or […]

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Operating at Full Capacity through Spiritual Direction

By Julie Elliot~ While on vacation in California, my husband and I received a call from our son who said, “I just got home from school and the house is ice cold. The furnace won’t come on and it’s -24C outside!” They did some trouble shooting over the phone but nothing worked, so we contacted […]

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