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Our Lives are Something Now

By Julie Elliot – Our real life will begin when we’re more caught up, in better shape, more organized. As soon as we get through this we’ll be ready. Twenty years ago, I read a story in A Woman’s Book of Days by Donna Sinclair. It’s simple and charming. It’s also wise. After all these […]

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Meet Emily Cherneski, Spiritual Director

Each month, we’re pleased to highlight one of our Jubilee spiritual directors – Emily describes herself as “a spiritual being on a human journey,” and she believes “to accompany an individual on their spiritual journey of exploration is a privilege.” She sees every interaction, whether with people or the natural world, as an experience of […]

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The Road

By Brenda Brand ~ In my last seven years of commuting to work in Winnipeg, unbeknownst to me, gradually, the road has remade me. I’m not sure it could have done this without the generous assistance of the contemplative practices I have experienced through the Prairie Jubilee program. The road itself is most unassuming. For […]

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Give Me Your Faith but Not Your God

By Peggy Guiler ~ As I write this afternoon, my mind drifts to prayer. A family I know lost their son to a tragic death this week and my friend, a minister, has been charged with taking the service. I have been praying for them and for her all week but today, as they bury […]

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A Time to Receive, A Time to Let Go

By Julie Elliot ~ This week, I’d like to share a painting, a meditation, and an observation about myself as a spiritual companion. The painting is one that I did many years ago called “A Time to Receive, A Time to Let Go.” It was inspired by a meditation where I saw myself sitting on […]

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Silence as Presence

By Tim Scorer ~ My wife, Donna, and I spent 16 days in Edmonton in April with three grandchildren under eight while their parents were holidaying in Europe. They had left us plenty of notes on routines and we just slid right into the familiar of their family life. We also brought along some practices […]

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A Taste of Jubilee – Ontario

Ontario Jubilee Invites you to share a Day Away Monday, November 13, 2017 9:30 am – 4:00 pm Crieff Hills Conference and Retreat Centre 7098 Concession 1 Puslinch ON N0B 2J0 To Register call  519 824-7898 1 -800-884-1525 This one day retreat is open to all. Whether you are contemplating entering the Ontario Jubilee Certificate Program or just wanting a day away, we welcome you. This […]

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Pacific Jubilee 4 Day Silent Retreat

November 19-24, 2017 Sorrento Centre, Sorrento, BC This retreat, led by Lois Huey-Heck, is open to everyone, whether this is your first silent retreat or whether you have a longstanding experience. You will find time and place, community and spiritual direction to meet you on your own unique journey. This retreat includes five overnights with […]

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Pacific Jubilee 8 Day Silent Retreat

  November 2-11, 2017 Naramata Centre, Naramata, BC This retreat is for those who have already experienced guided silent retreats of at least 8 days length. This retreat includes nine overnights with eight full days of Silence & contemplative practice ~ accommodation in a private room, ~ individual and shared meal preparation, ~ evening vespers […]

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Being Enough – retreats by Celia McBride, Pacific Jubilee Alum

Come for a retreat. A gift to yourself. A time to just be. Why do I feel like I am never doing enough? Like I have to go somewhere, do something, be someone? Why must I constantly prove my self-worth and strive to achieve or acquire more than I have already? Being Enough is about […]

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