Shalom Place was founded as 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.

This week's reflection

Heart of My Heart

By Mary Katharine Deeley

"Beloved, we are God's children now;

what we shall be has not yet been revealed." 

1 John 3:2

I remember the most beautiful birth announcement I ever saw. The picture on the front showed the mother's and father's EKGs in red and blue. Superimposed on them was the baby's EKG in green. The caption simply read, "Heart of my heart." For those parents and that child, the phrase summed up the love, the hope, and the dream that this birth represented for all of them. It celebrated life passed on from parent to child, from this generation to the next.

I cannot help but think Mary and Joseph thought of Jesus as "heart of my heart," knowing he was that and so much more. Perhaps they dreamed about what he would become, how he would fulfill his place in his Father's plan.

Is it not this way for the Church - whose very hope is that the children of God will enter the world boldly, burning with the gifts they've been given and empowered by their living faith in the one whose voice they knew?

It is Christ, this child whose birth we celebrate, who brings us to the light of faith. Christ gives us a voice to follow and becomes the way by which we walk. Christ, and the mother who gave him life, and the father who nurtured him dare us to journey into the world with passion, courage, and hope.

If we do it right, the world will see our hearts beat and know that God's heartbeat provides the foundation for our lives. Then, at the end God will look at us and say in low and soothing tones, "heart of my heart."

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of spiritual growth opportunities!

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The 2017 - 2018 year was a blessed year!

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We hope you continue to enjoy the reflections and prayers linked below, as well as on our FaceBook page!

Small Group Programs

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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Library offerings

We have a large selection of materials available for you to borrow, including a variety of spiritual reading, music and audio CDs, and DVD programs.

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Meet the Team

We are blessed to have a wonderful team of people with whom we serve.  

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Links to nurture your spiritual growth!

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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to today's prayer.

Ignatian Spirituality

IgnatianSpirituality.com is a service of Loyola Press, a ministry of the Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). It offers information on and experiences of Ignatian spirituality from Jesuit and Ignatian sources around the world. It serves all audiences—the curious, the knowledgeable, and the expert.

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Ignatian Spirituality resources.

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