Our Prayer Life and Spiritual Growth
Prayer and Retreat CentresThe Diocese has several prayer and retreat Centres, all established to meet the spiritual and faith education needs of the people, places where one can ‘Be still, and know that I am God! (Ps 46: 10). Visit their websites or contact them by email or phone to receive information on the programs and offerings in each of the centres.
- St. Elizabeth Seton House of Prayer (Kelowna)
- Marywood Retreat Centre (Cranbrook) (closed)
- Shalom House (Nelson) (closed)
In our modern life, noise is all around us: radio, TV, earphones, piped in music, wrap around sound. Too much noise is a form of pollution that can damage our hearing in some cases; worse still, constant noise can keep us too busy at a low level, gradually distracting us, ruining our taste for better things, keeping us from serious thinking, and making our prayer life more difficult. (Moments of Silence ; Episcopal Commission for Liturgy and the Sacraments - English Sector/LES-Documents)