Imagine no noise, no cell phones, no laptops, no traffic, no news alerts, no complaints. Imagine taking a break from the obligations and stresses of living in today’s world to tend to our personal needs, desires, and goals.
The ISCM can provide you with an environment of natural beauty, peace, and tranquility well suited for deep prayer and reflection so you can discover how you feel about yourself, relate to others and recognize God’s role in your life, and resume your life’s journey rejuvenated.
All our retreats take place in silence at the Villa Saint-Martin situated on the lovely waterfront of the Lac-des-Deux-Montagnes at the western tip of the Island of Montreal. The ISCM offers an extensive selection of retreat formats designed to accommodate the needs of a wide audience including young Christian adults (18-30), women’s groups, caregivers, LGBTQ groups, and clergy.
We suggest an accompanied retreat that will provide you with individual spiritual renewal so you can deepen your relationship with God through silence and prayer. You can expect to meet with an ISCM Spiritual Director daily, who will listen as you share your prayers and meditation experiences, help you reflect upon them and support you as you discover and discern the path God is revealing to you. The Eucharist will be celebrated daily should you wish to participate.
ISCM facilitated retreats will allow you to explore a particular theme, often based on Sacred Scripture, a contemporary issue, or connecting with a personal aspect of life or a Liturgical Season. These guided retreats include a daily celebration of the Eucharist, presentations on the theme, and meetings with an ISCM Spiritual Director. You will have ample time for personal prayer and reflection and possibly other communal prayer times depending on the retreat selected.
This option gives you the opportunity to take part in a 3-day silent retreat so you can take a break from your daily existence and gain new life meaning, enjoy tranquility and leave rejuvenated to continue your journey.