Events

Since 1931 over half a million people have discovered the Villa Madonna oasis nestled in 102 acres of rustic woodland.

We have become a natural gathering place for people who are looking to nurture their body, mind and spirit.  Please see the Programs by Month for more information about all the programs currently offered.

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Tuesdays
Christian Meditation
Every Tuesday morning at 10am. Christian Meditation with Sister Anne Somers. All seekers are welcome, donations gracefully accepted

Sundays
Saint John Quaker Meeting
Sunday 11am, every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. Quaker Meeting-Silent Worship and Meditation.  We congregate at the Villa about 10:45am.  The meeting begins at 11 and we usually share a bring-your-own lunch afterwards. Please call 639-1007 for more details, or to confirm the meeting is going forward. All seekers welcome.

May 24-26
Retreat: Christian Ashram With Claudia Putnam

May 24-26 Retreat: Christian Ashram With Claudia Putnam

Contact the Villa for more information villamadonna@nb.aibn.com or 849-5125

May 24-26
Kundalini Yoga Spring Celebration!

Friday May 24 to Sunday May 26. Kundalini Yoga Spring Celebration! With Debra Bathgate and Ruth Richman

A weekend retreat celebrating Spring and Renewal, of the earth and of ourselves. From Friday evening to Sunday noon enjoy 7 Kundalini Yoga experiences including early morning Sadhana with the chants for the Aquarian Age; Celestial Communication; Breathwalk; and more. All new experiences! Deep relaxations with Double Gong.

The leaders are Debra Bathgate (Navraj Kaur) and Ruth Richman (Atmabir Kaur), both certified Kundalini Yoga Teachers in the style of Yogi Bhajan.

The package includes two nights single accommodation with shared facilities; Friday supper through Sunday lunch plus snacks; seven Kundalini Yoga Experiences; time to relax, explore the grounds, or just BE!

Call Ruth (Atmabir) at 902-969-3102 or email yogaink@icloud.com for more information or to receive the full information kit.

See more details about this Retreat at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1440389752763268/

May 28-June 1
Audite Retreat

Audite Retreat- Out of Silence… a Long Draft of Freedom

Time and Solitude with others in this consciousness  could keep taking us beyond 'thinking' and hold us nearer to 'experience first' in whatever desire draws us to retreat time.

Retreat options: *5 days: Tues-Sat ($320) *3 days Thurs- Sat  ($180) *2 days Tues-Wed  ($90)

Inquire: Audite119@bellaliant.net or by telephone Rose Marie 506-651-7977 

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May 31-June 1
Reiki Set Go- Reiki Classes

Friday May 31st – Sun June 1st. Reiki Set Go- Reiki Classes with Facilitator Janice MacMillan

Reiki (ray-key) is a simple and powerful Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation.Reiki is administered by the practitioner’s hands. It is a non-invasive treatment where the client remains fully clothed. Reiki is currently used in over 100 USA hospitals and is included in the roster of patient services. Some hospitals have their own Reiki-trained physicians, nurses and support staff. Reiki reduces the negative side-effects of chemotherapy and surgery. Reiki improves mental attitude, reduces chronic pain and stress. Reiki works in harmony with other treatments.

To register or get more info, please go to Janice’s Page: http://reikisetgo.ca/reiki-classes/

June 10-14
AASEA

Monday June 10 to Friday June 14th. AASEA: Atlantic Association of the Spiritual Exercises Apostolate

Our silent directed retreats are offered at Villa Madonna for groups of 20 - 30. Even though you are with others, you live your own rhythm for prayer, rest and relaxation. We spend most of the day in silence and with periods of guided input, simply paying attention to God. The only conversation, beyond the opening and closing sessions, is during scheduled meetings with a spiritual director. During that time, you listen together for how God's Spirit is leading you in prayer and life.

Our guided directed retreats are Ignatian in approach in that scripture is usually the primary focus for prayer, especially prayer over the life of Christ. If you are sensing God's invitation to "come away for awhile", a directed retreat may be for you. 

More info at: http://www.aaseasaintjohn.ca/directed-retreats

Application form: http://www.aaseasaintjohn.ca/application-and-conformation-process

June 14-16
Journey Drumming Retreat

Fri Jun 14 to Sun Jun 16th 2019. Journey Drumming Retreat

This workshop is preceded by the May event- applicants must have completed the Intro to Drumming as a pre-requisite for this retreat.

Are you interested in delving into the ancient mysteries of life? Are you looking to restore your inner balance and experience newness in your life? The ancient teachings are resurfacing and we are being called to the cross-cultural wisdom of drum, rattle, song and dance. It invites us to the magic of being awake and aware. It encourages us to shift our consciousness and open our heart to the field of all possibilities.

For more info and Registrations, go to: http://reikisetgo.ca/drumming/

June 23
Adoration

Sunday June 23 2pm. Adoration at the Villa Madonna Chapel

July 8-14
Six Day Silent Retreat

Monday July 8-14. The Villa Madonna and the Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception present Exploring the Inner Landscape of Love

Six Day Silent Retreat with Retreat Facilitator Sr Joan Atkinson

Using a contemplative approach, explore how God is active in your life today. Learn from the past and be drawn forward.  This retreat includes two input sessions daily, time for personal reflection, prayer and time for personal direction. All seekers welcome.

To book your spot at this retreat: Contact Doreen or Sandy at the Villa Madonna Phone: 506-849-5125 \ Email: villamadonna@nb.aibn.com

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July 16
Full Moon Drumming

Tuesday July 16 6:30-9pm. Full moon Drumming

July 21
Adoration

Sunday July 21st  2-4pm. Adoration in the Chapel

Aug 15
Full Moon Drumming

Thurs Aug 15th 6:30-9pm. Full Moon Drumming

Aug 21-22
Suicide Prevention

Wed Aug 21-Thu Aug 22nd. ASIST Applied Suicide Intervention Skills training.

A 2-day workshop designed to empower all individuals in their contact with persons at risk of suicide. Fee $150, students $100, Some program subsidies are available Contact Clare.manzer@gnb.ca or call 658-3159