What is a retreat?

A retreat is an opportunity step away from our usual daily lives.  It is an invitation to be refreshed in body, mind, and spirit. It is a special time where we seek to find The One who is always seeking us, offering renewal and a refocussed heart.

To learn more about any of these retreats, or retreats in general, or to register, please contact Annette Donovan Panchaud at annette.donovanpanchaud@kings.uwo.ca.   


Listen: Nurturing Purpose and Place

King's Student Retreat
September 29 to October 1, 2023

Journeying together in care, community and centredness - this weekend long retreat takes place at Five Oaks Centre in Paris, Ontario (https://fiveoaks.on.ca/) and includes plenty of time for personal quiet time, group reflection, and a chance to connect with old and new friends alike. Saturday night includes a campfire with smores (weather permitting).

This retreat will be facilitated by Fr. Santo Arrigo, C.Ss.R., a Redemptorist priest. Students depart from King’s the on Friday September 29, 2023 at 5:00 PM and return, Sunday October 1, 2023 at 3 PM.  Cost for the retreat is $60 which includes transportation, food and accommodations. Click here to register. Registration is now closed.



Ecological Day of Reflection: Renew, Regenerate, Reconnect

October 28, 2023
(St. Bridgit Villa, Ignatius Jesuit Centre in Guelph)

With the land, one another, and the Creator through reflection, meditation, and conversation. Discover and create a life connected to earth and others.

Students leave from Kings on Saturday October 28th at 8:30 AM and return by 7:30 PM the same day.

Cost is $20 which includes meals and transportation.   Register before October 24, 2023 to avoid disappointment (space is limited). For more information or questions, contact Annette Donovan Panchaud.  Click here to register.






Lenten Retreat: Busy Person's Retreat 

March 5-8, 2023

This Lent, you are invited to give yourself the gift of spiritual strength and peace in the midst of your busy everyday life. Come and take part in our Busy Persons Retreat from March 5 to March 8, 2023. The retreat begins with the community meal following Sunday 5:00 PM Mass. After the meal, there will be a brief introductory gathering where participants will be given retreat resources. During the week, you will be asked to commit just one hour a day, inviting you to a deeper relationship with God. This includes 30 minutes of personal prayer and 30 minutes of spiritual direction per day, if desired, based upon your availability. The retreat concludes with Mass on March 8 at 5:00 PM in the chapel in Wemple Building followed by dinner.  Contact Annette Donovan Panchaud at annette.donovanpanchaud@kings.uwo.ca to register.