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November 22 @ 5:00 pm – November 24 @ 2:00 pm

A weekend food retreat

You are what you eat…not a very controversial statement. Experience shows that a steady diet of junk food will make you feel pretty trashy, whereas a feeling of vitality comes from eating a good amount of fresh fruits and vegetables. Beyond this common sense, however, is a growing awareness that you are also how we produce what you eat.

In a world where global agriculture can heighten gaps between rich and poor, farmer and consumer, Earth and supermarket, consuming food has broad ethical, political, ecological and spiritual consequences.

This weekend retreat will mix together the joy of cooking and eating together along with reflective, critical thinking about the winners and losers of our various, current food systems. Retreatants will explore how discernment, courage and community are needed for eating well today.

Facilitated by Loyola House’s Kitchen Manager, Sheri Bishop (co-founder of With the Grain), Greg Kennedy (Ignatius spiritual director), and Ignatius Farm’s Education Coordinator, Lisa Conroy.

  • Not a silent retreat
  • Limited to 20 participants
  • Cooking classes and practice
  • Quiet group and individual reflection periods
  • Individual spiritual direction not available


  • $355 – Ensuite Room  – private single bedroom with 3-piece washroom, desk and chair
  • $330 – Standard Room – private single bedroom with sink, desk and chair
  • $225 – Commuter – a private room is not included with these fees

Room availability will show in the form’s options below. If all room options are at capacity (FULL), then a Waiting List option will show…please do fill out the application form to get on the Waiting List! Any questions, contact the Registrar’s office at 519-824-1250 ext. 266 or email

5420 Hwy 6 North Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J2
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