Waiting for Wisdom: A Two-Day Pre-Advent Retreat


Date of Event: 
November 18, 2019 to November 19, 2019


Time of event: 
9:30 am - 3:30 pm each day


Emmanuel College, Victoria College Chapel

91 Charles Street West
Toronto, ON M5S 1K7

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Waiting for Wisdom: A Two-Day Pre-Advent Retreat

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Presented by Emmanuel College, Waiting for Wisdom: A Two-Day Pre-Advent Retreat

Is it possible to experience awe, mystery or wonder in the old story as we ponder whether we can juggle all the demands on time, relationships, body, and pocketbook? This retreat will encourage women, lay and clergy, to mine the familiar story for the mysterious and universal themes that can take us to the womb of our deepest self. Can we trust the mystery which longs to bring new life into the world through each of our unique imperfect selves? As did Mary and Elizabeth, women supporting women, we will mine the depths for the richness inherent in this seasonal story through story, song, conversation, movement and ritual.


Ann Mortifee is a unique and outstanding performing artist and prolific writer for theatre, ballet and films. She received the Order of Canada and YWCA Woman of Distinction Award for her outstanding contribution to the healing and performing arts in Canada.

Rev. Dr. Anne L. Simmonds is adjunct faculty at Emmanuel College, where she teaches courses in Death, Dying, and Grieving, Prayer and Continuing Education Programmes. Anne offers spiritual direction, counselling, workshops, and retreats, locally and internationally.

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