Useful Resources

Keeping in Touch with the World

In an effort to provide a selection of resources for those who wish to follow religious, social, political and spiritual activities, we list the following websites. We invite you to visit these sites and register for free updates.

We will continue to forward to you information of an urgent nature and important updates.

Church Sites

  • Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops –– events, statements, letters and plans
  • Holy See –– papal speeches, audiences and encyclicals
  • Women’s Interchurch Council of Canada – – the only national ecumenical council focusing on social justice, women’s issues, ecumenism and growth in women’s spirituality

Religious Communities

Justice Issues

  • Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace – – since 1967 supporting and educating about development issues
  • Citizens for Public Justice – – a faith-based group advocating for and educating about justice across Canada especially in the areas of poverty reduction, ecological justice and issues around refugees
  • KAIROS CANADA – – ecumenical justice group supported by various Canadian Churches and Religious Communities
  • Canada Without Poverty – – non-profit organization for eradication poverty
  • Canadian Foodgrains Bank- – partnership of 15 Canadian churches and church-based agencies working together to end global hunger

Alternative News Sources

Prayer and Reflection

  • Eco-spirituality Resources – – free, user-friendly, practical material that integrates new scientific discoveries with beliefs and lifestyles – especially good for Advent and Lent
  • – thoughtful, useful videos using quotes from authorities in eco-spirituality topics

As we make space in our hearts to be open to the Divine Light, please find other helpful resources available for daily reflection below:

Retreat Centres

Located in the hamlet of Oxley, on the shores of Lake Erie, Holy Family Retreat House is an attractive facility that exudes charm and a sense of peace and quiet.  This rustic “home away from home” is located 8 km from the Town of Harrow, 15 km from the Town of Kingsville, 45 minutes from the Ambassador Bridge and 2 hours from London.  We offer retreatents a secluded, relaxed setting far enough from the “everyday” but still in close proximity to all necessary services.

Around the Well

Welcome to!  This weekly blog was the creation of new and younger religious (55ish and younger).  We are all Canadians or religious who minister in Canada.  It was thought that having a blog where we could celebrate the joy, challenges and life that being a Religious, at this age or stage offers to one another and the world.  Our primary audience is intended to be younger and new religious but we are also hoping our postings will be appreciated by many others who visit the blog.  We came up with the name “Around the Well” because we are aware of our common “thirst” for Jesus’ presence and have noticed in the scriptures that he likes to meet and talk with people in casual gathering places – like a well.  Blogs will be posted once a week.

"Live in harmony, united together in one heart and one will."