Sun Aug 11, 2019 - Fri Aug 16, 2019
For more information, about the retreat, or to register for this retreat contact Terri at 250 465 2080 or email
Animator. We are excited to welcome Michael Hryniuk as our animator for the retreat. We first met him in 2009 when he animated our retreat and introduced us to Henri Nouwen’s concept of knowing we are God’s Beloved. Michael has worked as a retreat leader, university professor, spiritual director, psychotherapist, and director of a number of organizations including The Henri Nouwen Society and L’Arche Winnipeg. He will bring his unique gifts and life experience to lead us in our retreat. Michael lives in Toronto.
Faith and Sharing is a Christian ecumenical and transforming retreat experience. It is an opportunity to encounter the Body of Christ. Participants come from all walks of life with many stories to tell. Faith and Sharing is an invitation to reflect on the gospel, pray, share and celebrate our lives together. The experience is only the beginning of a new way of life. At Faith and Sharing you will find a community to support you as you strive to live a richer life.
The retreat will include 5 days of ➢ Inspiring talks ➢ Daily liturgy and prayer ➢ Sharing faith in small groups ➢ Silence and reflection times ➢ Being with friends old and new ➢ Inclusive acceptance ➢ Joy and laughter
Registration cost for 5 days of accommodation, meals and the full daily program will be $250.
History of Faith and Sharing In 1968, Jean Vanier, a former philosophy teacher at a university in Toronto, was invited by the Bishop to give a retreat for priests. At that time, Jean Vanier was living in France where he founded the L’Arche Community. He agreed to give the retreat but insisted that it not be a retreat solely for priests. He asked it to be open to all people from many walks of life, including the disabled and those most vulnerable in our society. From this Faith and Sharing was born. With Jean’s support, this retreat style flourished. He invited people to come together, to form a community and to share from their hearts.
In 1974, Bishop Remi De Roo attended a Faith and Sharing Retreat in Vancouver. He returned to Vancouver Island and encouraged a group to start Faith and Sharing here. A five-day retreat was held in Duncan in October 1974. Retreats and days of renewal have been organized every year since.