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A Place to Belong – Exploring Spirituality and Supporting LGBTQ+ Christians

From November 18 to November 20, 2022

Living one’s LGBTQ+ reality in a Christian context can pose profound challenges. Oftentimes life creates wounds that can make one feel as though you don’t belong, that you do not “fit in” as a Christian, that your role in the community is poorly defined, that you are set apart, and that you cannot truly be yourself in the living out your faith.

Beyond the questions related to the Church’s position, this retreat aims to cultivate and strengthen a spirituality that allows us to live a deeply intimate and personal relationship with God. We will explore Ignatian contemplative prayer together and will be able, if one wishes, to share in spiritual conversations.

November 18, 2022
- November 20, 2022
Arrival Time starting from: 15:00
Departure Time: 13:00
  • Mark Langlois

    Mark Langlois holds a degree in theology from the University of Montreal. However, his career has been a long and winding pilgrimage that has led him to work in the fields of teaching, international tourism and prison chaplaincy.

    His formation at the Centre Le Pèlerin (Montreal) and at the Centre de spiritualité Manrèse (Quebec) allowed him to answer his call to spiritual accompaniment.

  • Kevin Kelly

    Kevin Kelly, S.J., entered the Society of Jesus in 2011. He worked for 12 years in a multinational pharmaceutical company where he held several leadership positions in Canada, the US and Europe. He was ordained to the priesthood in May 2020. Kevin is currently the Executive Director of the Ignatian Spirituality Centre of Montreal.

    Father Kevin’s ministry focuses on spiritual accompaniment and retreat animation, integrating Ignatian spirituality into the business context, and working with those in recovery from addiction. Kevin is a member of the Ignatian Spirituality Project, a retreat program that supports those in recovery who have experienced homelessness.


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Due to the COVID pandemic supply impacts, our construction timelines for our new retreat centre have changed significantly. We will therefore be moving on June 1, 2022 from our current location at the Villa Saint-Martin to our new location, at the Ermitage Sainte-Croix, located at 21269 boulevard Gouin Ouest (Pierrefonds, QC H9K 1C1) on the lac des Deux Montagnes at the western end of the island of Montreal. 


You will find the same compassionate spiritual accompaniment and our appetizing dining experience, all in a serene setting more suited to prayer and tranquility, enriching the experience of silence for all of our retreatants. Neighbouring the Parc-nature du Cap-Saint-Jacques, Montréal’s largest park, the Ermitage Sainte-Croix offers private rooms, with a single bed, sink, desk and armchair. Bathrooms are shared. Private ensuite bathrooms will be available after the renovations.

To make a reservation, please fill this form. Someone will contact you in the next days.

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