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Ontario Jubilee – Winter Retreat at Five Oaks

JOURNEY OF TRANSFORMATION Jubilee Alumni Retreat                 January 27 – 28, 2018 (Sat 10:00 am to Sunday 3:00 pm)                 at Five Oaks Education & Retreat Centre All alumni and current students welcome!   We will be exploring symbols, dreams, and mindfulness practices that support the soul’s journey. Along with silence and group spiritual direction […]

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Ontario Jubilee Accepting Registration for 2018 Program

Now accepting applications for Phase 1  The Certificate Program Ontario Jubilee offers a two-year certificate program of practical learning in spiritual growth, soul development and the art of spiritual direction. The program is about: Understanding oneself and others Being faithful to one’s inner life that sees no divide between body, heart, and intellect Opening to […]

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When You Listen to Me

By Julie Elliot – My tears taught me that I had yearned for this kind of listening. Held in spacious silence, I felt loved and accepted completely.  Crying can be a teacher. When I first began my training with the Pacific Jubilee Program, I was deeply embarrassed to find that whenever I spoke in the […]

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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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The Theology and Practice of Mentoring – New Date

How is it that a few special people have come alongside you at certain times in your life and provided just the assurance, inspiration, and guidance you needed in those moments? When have you, either formally or informally, provided mentorship for someone? While respecting the mystery of this relationship, we will look at skills and […]

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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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