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Seton House of Prayer

A deeper awareness of God in Stillness in the Beauty of Nature, in the magnificent views of Okanagan Lake...    

In the hills, above the Mission area of Kelowna is this RETREAT CENTRE, operated under the auspices of the Catholic Diocese of Nelson.  Retreats, Spiritual Direction, Counseling and a peaceful environment.... all are available for individuals and groups who wish to come for a few hours, or a few days, for their own spiritual growth.  Come and discover a deeper awareness of God in the stillness and the beauty of this natural setting. Call 250-764-4333 and a staff member will be happy to arrange your visit.

Seton House belongs to the PEOPLE of the Diocese of Nelson and the people of the Diocese are always WELCOME. Welcome, too, are those who come from beyond the diocese. The Chapel, The Grove, the Outdoor Stations are all available to those who wish to experience some quiet time alone with the Lord.  Mass is celebrated most days at 9:00 AM and all are welcome.  Please call to confirm the time.  Other things happening at Seton House will be listed here, as they become available.  Local parish bulletins have details of Seton House programs. 

Staff have tried to create an atmosphere of prayer and devotion at Seton House and we encourage you to come and experience the quiet of this holy ground. Come (for an hour, a day, a weekend or longer) and walk  the outside Way of the Cross; spend time with Mary in Mary's Grove; walk the Labyrinth; spend time with the Blessed Sacrament in St. Joseph's Chapel. The Lord is here to provide for your personal spiritual growth and peace of heart.



Directed Retreats
Meet daily with a spiritual director to deepen awareness of God’s presence in one’s life.

Private Retreats
Private or directed retreats for 1, 3, 5, 8, 30 days are available at convenience of retreatant.

Spiritual Direction
Seton staff are available for ongoing spiritual direction to those seeking growth in their relationship with God.

Exercises of Ignatius on a daily basis over a period of months, meeting weekly with a spiritual director.

Workshop Retreat for Parish Pastoral Councils
A time to pray, vision, deepen faith, build community among council members, at Seton or your location.

Advent Enrichment
An opportunity to be in an atmosphere of quiet and peace to prepare for the seasons of Advent and Christmas.

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Married Couples Retreat
Enjoy a weekend together in a setting of quiet and natural beauty. There will be some input, some sharing and lots of time for you. 

Men's Silent Retreat Weekend
Women's Silent Retreat Weekend
Come rest, relax and pray. Opportunities for daily Mass and Reconciliation.

Present Staff

Donna Goss - is the Guest Services Coordinator  Email
Rev. Marcel Cote- lives at Seton and provides the maintenance of the facility and the comfort and security of our guests.  


5819 Chute Lake Road
Kelowna, BC  V1W 4L5
Phone/Fax: (250) 764-4333
Email: [email protected]
Website:  www.setonhouseofprayer.org

The facility provides:

~ a poustinia (hermitage)
~ a chapel in the woods
~ a conference room
~ a library
~ a dining room
~ fourteen private bedrooms
~ an indoor swimming pool
~ outdoor Stations of the Cross
~ Mary’s Grove
~ a labyrinth