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We’re carefully monitoring the situation in regard to COVID-19, and we will post any needed changes to programs as they arise. If you have questions, please give us a ring. In the meantime, we continue to welcome program applications. And, we continue to offer our services of healing and refuge where they’re most needed, in ways adapted for public-health concerns.

St. Mary of Egypt Refuge

The Refuge is a place where ordinary people come together in a beautiful, natural setting for respite and support.

Throughout the course of your stay you'll have a chance to experience the extraordinary through the people you'll meet, the new things you'll try and by coming in contact with something infinitely larger than yourself.

Are you ready for it?

Upcoming Events

  • • We are grateful to be able to be hiring for two important contract positions. If you know of someone who’s ready to jump in (maybe you?), please direct them to our ads: (1) Outreach and Development Manager, (2) Women’s Engagement Coordinator.
  • • Cooking with love, and a perfect Christmas gift
    We’re pleased to announce we’ll be publishing a Refuge cookbook early in 2022. One of the important tasks for all Refuge programs is making sure there’s good-tasting nutritious food for hungry participants (and staff). Many who have volunteered their time and skill to cook and contribute for the Refuge have supplied many fine recipes.
    You likely have figured out by now that the cookbook would make a very good Christmas gift. Its title is Our Refuge is Cooking. The price is $25 for pick-up or an electronic copy (no HST, but shipping extra). You’ll receive a gift certificate to present to your fortunate friends and family.
    Contact us to order.
  • • Have a look at our latest paper and e-mail newsletters. Contact us to be added to our mailing list(s).

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