"Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God - what is good and acceptable and perfect."
Romans 12:2


Bethany Centre
45 Bay Street
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
B2G 2G6
ph (902) 863-4726


Our Lady of Grace Monastery
940 Monastery Rd.
Monastery, Nova Scotia
B0H 1W0
ph (902) 232-2214


For Spring 2017

Celebrating God’s Mercy” Weekend Retreat
May 26-29,
Claymore Conference Centre, Antigonish
The retreat director will be Father Gary MacPherson assisted by his sister Sister Jovita MacPherson CSM. The three-day experience will emphasize Jesus' desire to share His divine mercy with each of us: “I have opened my heart as a living fountain of mercy." This divine mercy message as revealed to Sister Faustina demands of us as response in our living the spiritual and corporal works of mercy. Father Gary will develop the theme of mercy accenting it as a “A Gift and a Task”.

For more information contact Cathy McDougall 902-863-1560


Father Charles Cameron 902-863 4373

Download a brochure here

Download a registration form here 


Retreat centres in our diocese offer respite from a busy, scheduled world. Time at our retreat centres, whether programmed or self-directed, shifts the focus from external to internal, inviting the body to relax, the mind to rest and the heart to be heard.

We invite you to contact our retreat centres to:

  • Learn of upcoming programs
  • Explore options for individual retreats
  • Develop or book a retreat for your group

Spiritual rest or enlightenment, meaningful discussions, or simple peace and quiet: our retreat centres can support your journey in these ways and more.

Explore our retreat centres through the information and links provided.

St. Joseph Renewal Centre
PO Box 249
Mabou, Nova Scotia
B0E 1X0
ph (902) 945-2392