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Glorious & Free

Seminar on Catholicism in our Common Life

MAY 21-27, 2017

INVITATION

Canada's 150th anniversary in 2017 gives Catholics cause to renew our commitment to serve our nation by witnessing to the redeeming love of Christ in our society.

Therefore, I am happy to introduce the first Glorious & Free Seminar, an academic, spiritual, and convivial retreat on Wolfe Island aimed at forming Catholic young adults to be leaders in our common life.

If you are a Catholic university student or young professional interested in studying Catholic social teaching in our contemporary Canadian context, I invite you to apply to the seminar now!

God keep our land glorious and free!

- Fr. Raymond J. de Souza

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FACULTY

Fr. Raymond J. de Souza Priest, Chaplain, Columnist, and Editor-in-Chief of Convivium

Fr. Raymond J. de Souza
Priest, Chaplain, Columnist, and Editor-in-Chief of Convivium

Andrew Bennett Canada's First Ambassador for Religious Freedom

Andrew Bennett
Canada's First Ambassador for Religious Freedom

Angèle Regnier Co-Founder of Catholic Christian Outreach

Angèle Regnier
Co-Founder of Catholic Christian Outreach

Randy Boyagoda Writer, Professor, and Principal of the University of St. Michael's College

Randy Boyagoda
Writer, Professor, and Principal of the University of St. Michael's College

 
Anna Boyagoda Catechesis Coordinator for the Archdiocese of Toronto

Anna Boyagoda
Catechesis Coordinator for the Archdiocese of Toronto

Natalie MacMaster Juno Award-winning Musician

Natalie MacMaster
Juno Award-winning Musician

Garnett Genuis Member of Parliament for Sherwood Park–Fort Saskatchewan

Garnett Genuis
Member of Parliament for Sherwood Park–Fort Saskatchewan

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What to Expect

Study

One week of rigorous study of Catholic social teaching, organized along five main themes:

  • Foundations and History
  • Work and Economics
  • Education and Culture
  • Politics and Public Service
  • Evangelization

Prayer

A quiet retreat atmosphere in rural Wolfe Island, with:

  • Daily Mass
  • Common prayer and Eucharistic Adoration
  • Confession and spiritual direction available

Convivium

Cheerful fellowship and recreation, featuring:

  • Waterfront cottage housing
  • Common meals & bonfires
  • Friendship with other young Canadian Catholic leaders
  • Socializing with faculty
  • Excursions to Kingston, Canada's first capital city

Apply Now

How to Apply

We are now accepting applications for the 2017 Glorious & Free Seminar.

To apply, please send your completed application to: 

Glorious & Free Seminar
192 Frontenac Street
Kingston, ON  K7L 3S6

or gloriousandfreeseminar@gmail.com

Your application must include the following:

  1. A letter explaining your interest in attending the seminar
  2. Curriculum Vitae or resume
  3. Writing sample (1000+ words) demonstrating intellectual readiness for the seminar
  4. Name and contact information of a reference (pastoral, professional, or academic)

The deadline for applications is April 30, 2017.

Cost

The cost of the seminar will be $600, including six nights' cottage accommodation and breakfast and dinner throughout the week.

Participants are responsible for their transportation to and from the Wolfe Island Ferry on travel days.

For more information, contact gloriousandfreeseminar@gmail.com

Contact Us

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Our Team

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Edward Burroughs
Manager and Pastoral Assistant
Newman House Catholic Chaplaincy
manager@newmanhouse.ca

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Scott Sanderson
Campus Missionary
Catholic Christian Outreach
scott.sanderson@cco.ca