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Phone 613 473 2679

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?

On the Front Burner

  • • Our new Youth-Senior Gift Exchange program offers an opportunity to foster meaningful connections between seniors and young volunteers in Hastings County. Volunteers aged 16-35 engage with seniors in their community, providing practical assistance, personal companionship, and documenting their life stories. By forging inter-generational bonds, the program aims to alleviate isolation among seniors, while offering valuable learning experiences for both generations. Volunteers gain essential skills, create lasting memories, and contribute to a more compassionate and engaged community, fostering empathy and respect across generations:

    — Here’s our invitation to seniors.

    — Would you like to ‘make a difference’ in people’s lives? We’re looking for volunteer coordinators for our ground-breaking seniors’ programs.

  • • Join us Saturday, May 25 at St. John’s Mission for a retreat for those hurting from losing a loved one to MAiD – see the poster for details (PDF, 100kb).
  • • Our Respite & Recovery program was featured in a February news article: Retreat aims to empower trafficking survivors.
  • • The extraordinary beauty, respite, and support above sound great, but what really happens at St. Mary’s Refuge? For a glimpse, have a look at our “All About the Refuge” and “The Refuge – A Place For Seniors” videos.
  • • Have a look at our latest paper and e-mail newsletters. Contact us to be added to our mailing list(s).
  • • Cooking with love, and a perfect gift
    Our Refuge is Cooking We’re pleased to announce we’ve published a Refuge cookbook. 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’ve likely figured out by now that the cookbook would make a very good gift. Its title is Our Refuge is Cooking. The price is $25 for pick-up (no HST, but shipping extra). Contact us to order.

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