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Listening in Community Weekends (scroll down for multiple dates)

October 20, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - October 22, 2023 @ 12:00 pm

Listening in Community Weekends

Listening in Community weekends provide you with an opportunity to experience a contemplative retreat at the MARK Centre Chalet. As you come for your own personal retreat you will have the option to sit with a spiritual director and join others in prayer in the mornings and evenings. A spiritual director will be staying at the chalet to guide the group prayer times (mornings at 10:00, evenings at 7:00) and to meet with individuals for spiritual direction sessions.

There is no additional cost to retreat during these weekends. Our standard nightly rates apply. Email the office to book a room of your choice. Individual spiritual direction sessions are $75 per hour.

Weekend Schedule:
4-6pm – Arrival
7-8pm – Contemplative Community Prayer
8pm – Personal Time

10-11am – Contemplative Community Prayer
11am-7pm – Personal Time
7-8pm – Contemplative Community Prayer
8pm – Personal Time

10-11am – Contemplative Community Prayer
11am-12pm – Departure

October 20-22, 2023
We are looking forward to the weekend with Heidi Wiebe and Annette Bryann. Our hope for this weekend is to provide a safe and loving space where we can experience rest and stillness as we connect deeply with ourselves and God. The prayer/meditation times together may include poetry, music, art media, journaling, silence and more.
Heidi Wiebe:
These past years I have enjoyed participating in the Soul Care Community helping to facilitate spiritual formation circles and provide spiritual direction. While receiving spiritual direction in my own life I became passionate about learning this art and providing this listening space for others. Spiritual Direction has been life changing for me. It has been a time of soul companionship, deep listening and noticing the movement of Divine Love in my life. I believe that God is present and moving toward us in every part of our lives with abundant grace, desiring us to be fully who we are created to be – our true essence.
Annette Bryan:
Like Heidi, in the past 5 years, I have been participating in the Soul Care Community. Times of being a participant and receiving and then times of leading groups in spiritual formation and deepening into the truth of knowing how loved we are by the Divine. This knowing is what created a passion in me to pursue becoming a Spiritual Director.
Partnering with God, to be a person who holds space for another’s journey, has become part of my daily work.


December 1-3, 2023 // Lisa Ritchie 

Jesus came humbly into our midst as a human, to shine Heavenly Light into the darkness.  He demonstrated and offered HOPE – for ourselves, our loved ones, communities and our world.

You are invited to gather during this season of Advent, into Sacred Space…to LISTEN. To pause, opening to The Light… and to hear the Spirit’s voice of Hope.

“Dear God,
Help me to stay hopeful in turbulent times. Bring me into your Presence where I may connect with my soul, and from there, with others.
Remind me that I am invaluable, that I am loveable and that my light is desperately needed in the world.
~ Maria Shriver ~

About Lisa:

Lisa Ritchie
“The best use of our time is being generous and really being
present with others.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh~

I seek to live a lifestyle of gratitude & generosity, of both receiving & offering. I am a Spiritual Director/Companion, Adult Educator and Certified Life Coach.
My passion and honour is to hold sacred space to journey alongside another, inviting one to become more deeply attuned to the Presence and activity of the Divine in their life. I offer the challenge to discover one’s own beautiful, inner wisdom …and to respond to the invitation of Love to deepen involvement with all
the Creator’s gifts of grace.
I live, work, play and pray in Abbotsford, along with my husband, Mike. My children and grandchildren live nearby. They bring me true joy… and hope.
Peace be to you….
Contact: soulsinvitation@gmail.com


October 20, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
October 22, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
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MARK Centre
31603 Old Yale Road
Abbotsford, BC V2T 2B4 Canada
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