CARFLEO Retreat Notes

Our CARFLEO Retreat was held online on April 6, 7 & 8, 2021, facilitated by Sr. Mary Rowell and Les Miller. We are gathering the links and resources mentioned over these three days and compiling them here. This will be an ongoing process. Participants, if there are items that you are looking for, please contact us at

God’s Grandeur by Gerard Manley Hopkins SJ

Jose Pagola, Jesus an Historical Approximation

For the Beauty of the Earth

Northern Light by Les Miller Novalis 2020

(Novalis has corrected initial problems with the coupon.)

Ron Rolheiser The Power of Beauty

Christi Belcourt. The Wisdom of the Universe
Christi Belcourt, The Wisdom of the Universe Art Gallery of Ontario

Artist’s Statement

John O’Donohue author of Anam Cara has a website that explains links to aspects of Celtic spirituality

Thin places, the Celts call this space,
Both seen and unseen,
Where the door between the world
And the next is cracked open for a moment
And the light is not all on the other side.
God shaped space. Holy.

-Sharlande Sledge

Baker’s Woods, Thornhill, Ontario

Blessed be the small things with their Easter proclamations:

spring beauty pushing forth from leaf litter, opening to a white-and-pink prayer,

trout lily ringing in yellow Alleluia bells, bloodroot proclaiming God’s glory,

trillium theologian expounding on the nature of God,

raindrops blessing the spring promises,

swelling maple buds testifying to hope,

sun’s warmth reminding us of grace.

May these echoes of the sacred season bring us ever closer to You.

Les Miller, Northern Light

Northern Light Meditation Arvo Part Spiegel Im Spiegel

An Introduction to Northern Light
Ways of Praying Northern Light
A Visio Divina: Grace in the Land
A Visio Divina: Toronto at Night
The Stewardship of Creation

Extra prayers and photos
Visio Divina Script: Grace in the Land
Visio Divina Script: Toronto at Night

CARFLEO Post Visio Divina

Visio, Lectio and Audio Divina: Emmaus

National Gallery, Supper at Emmaus Caravaggio

Caravaggio, Supper at Emmaus, National Gallery, London, UK

CARFLEO Post Video Divina Using Song Prayers for reflection.

Nicholas Allen, Jesus Christmas Party

Richard Wagamese Embers

Jose Pagola, Jesus An Historical Approximation

Presenters websites. Sr. Mary Rowell: Villa St. Joseph |. Les Miller.

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  1. […] As we conclude Earth Week, CARFLEO offers a final reflection: How to Pray by St. Seraphim of Sarov. Thanks to Tony Whelan of Dufferin-Peel CDSB for sharing this work in his wonderful book, Lord, Teach Us to Pray. We used this prayer to conclude our recent CARFLEO Retreat. […]

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