“In the Spring of 2016, ICE conducted a survey of Catholic school boards in order to gain an accurate understanding of current practices regarding existing and planned initiatives. Approximately half the boards in the province are engaged in some form of Christian meditation for children within their schools. The information provided by the school boards assisted a steering committee to shape a contemplative formation retreat experience, to be offered this Fall at the Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre in Mississauga. Boards are invited to send teachers or system leaders who are leading the introduction of Christian meditation to attend the retreat, both to support their personal formation and learning, and as a model for formation programs that could be adopted, and delivered locally. The steering committee will also develop resource materials to ensure a deep understanding of Christian meditation within the tradition of contemplative prayer, which will be available to those who attend the retreat.”
When: October 19, 20, 21, 2016
- Arrival: 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19, 2016
- Departure: After lunch on Friday, October 21, 2016
Where: Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre
1617 Blythe Road
Mississauga, ON L5H 2C3
(Maximum registration is limited to 40 participants)
Who: Boards are invited to register up to 3 teachers or system leaders who are leading the introduction of Christian meditation.
Cost: $350.00 per person (includes accommodation for 2 nights and all meals)
To Register: Contact ICE at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information see An Introduction to Christian Meditation for Students and contact:
The bishops of Ontario have expressed support for Christian meditation as a form of prayer but encourage school boards engaged in or considering such programs to be attentive to the development of appropriate teacher support and formation to ensure an understanding of how such practices are firmly rooted within our Catholic tradition.