Shalom Place is a ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Sault Ste. Marie. 

This ministry is about assisting those persons who are searching 

for more meaning and who yearn to grow in their life of faith and spirituality.

New and updated: 

Reflection - May 22

Summer Retreat Opportunity 

with Ron Rolheiser

Please check out our Archives page for previously posted reflections and past programs.
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    These things I have told you while I am still with you. The Paraclete, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and help you remember all that I told you. Peace I leave to you. My peace I give to you. Not as the world gives, do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or fearful (John 14.25-27).

    Israel’s wisdom writings insist God is knowable in creation. Wisdom begins in awe and wonder. Wisdom is always looking for a home, a dwelling place among the human race. Wisdom finds a home in Israel and wherever people recognize that creation comes from the hand of God. The Wisdom of Solomon says human knowledge or wisdom is “a spotless mirror of the workings of God “ (7.26).

    In Jesus God comes among us as one of us. Jesus mirrors in his words and deeds who God is, just as wisdom mirrors the creator. In his farewell, Jesus promises his community of followers that his Spirit will stay with them, help them live his teachings, and love and serve one another as he has done. Jesus’ love for his friends unites them with him and his Father, brings peace, eases fear.

    Jesus comes as a friend, an equal who does not exempt himself from the conditions of human life but lives them to the end, facing death on the cross at the hands of empire. By the time Jesus takes his leave, where he lives is clear. Wherever his friends lay down their lives for one another as he is about to on the cross. Wherever they serve one another humbly as he has done rather than lord or lady it over one another like earthly leaders. Where his friends love one another, they reveal God as Jesus does. They continue his work in the world.

    Friendship is a joyful, free attraction, a delight in each others’ company. Common vision brings friends together. The love of friends always has room for more; it is an inclusive love, mutual, reciprocal. Friends are not dependent on each other but are responsible to each other. Friends trust each other. Betrayal is the way we sin against a friend. Sharing a meal and conversation are common activities of friends. To invite people to eat is to invite them to share something of one’s own with them. The Spirit befriends us from within and lives within us, breath by breath, as companion and advocate.

    What best describes your relationship with Jesus—friend, disciple, follower, servant?


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    Summer Retreat Opportunity

    (online or in person)

    While Shalom Place will not be offering a retreat this summer, we wish to pass on information about a summer retreat featuring Fr Ron Rolheiser facilitated by Queen's House in Saskatoon. Travelling to do this retreat in person may not be an option but they are also offering it via Zoom. Check out the link below:


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    Small group programs are offered throughout the year. There are a wide range of topics meeting the needs and interests of a variety of different people. 

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    Spiritual Direction

    Spiritual Direction or Spiritual Guidance is help provided to people who want to deepen their connection with God and to enrich their prayer life. This involves “listening to one’s life” by becoming more aware of God’s loving presence and activity in their daily life.

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    A variety of retreat experiences are available - from short reflection evenings, to full day, weekend and week-long retreats.

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    Daily Reflections from CU

    Check out today's daily reflection from the Creighton University online ministries website!

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    calendar of reflections!


    Pray as you go is a daily prayer session, designed to go with you wherever you go, to help you pray whenever you find time, but particularly whilst travelling to and from work, study, etc. A new prayer session is produced every day of the working week and one session for the weekend. 

    Lasting between ten and thirteen minutes, it combines music, scripture and some questions for reflection.

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