<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="65001"%> Star of the North Retreat Centre

Star of the North Retreat Centre offers a wide variety of programs and workshops throughout the year.

For more information on Programs view the links below.


Register Early! Some programs fill up quickly; others may be cancelled due to insufficient registrations.

We require payment  or a deposit upon registration.

We accept VISA and MasterCard over the phone, or you can send in a cheque.

Call 780-459-5511 to register.

Cancellation Policy: For programs costing $50.00 or less, the full fee will be required as a deposit.

If you cancel 7 days or more BEFORE the start date, all but a $20.00 administration fee will be refunded.

If you cancel within 7 days there is no refund.

Programs costing more than $50.00 will have a deposit amount that will be refunded or held according to the above 7 days policy.

If we cancel a program, your full fee will be refunded.

The Star of the North Retreat Centre

gratefully acknowledges members of the Moving Forward Together Campaign for their generous support of our organization. 

The grant we received will allow The Star to plan for future retreats, programs, and workshops for aboriginal persons at a reason.

Programs at a Glance

Spring 2017 Program Information

Please click here for our complete Spring 2017 program information

'Faith, Doubt, & Dark Nights'

Facilitator: Ron Rolheiser, OMI

September 15-17, 2017

Live-in $250, Commute $190

(Please register by a week before the program date)

'Did Your God Grow Up?'

Facilitator: Fr. Mathew Linn, SJ

March 2-4, 2018

Live-in $250, Commute $190

(Please register by a week before the program date)

'A Path and a Small Light' - Silent Retreat

Facilitator: Paula D'Arcy

April 27-29, 2018

Live-in $250, Commute $190

(Please register by a week before the program date)

Student Retreat Days

Facilitator: Rooney & Punyi Educational Theatre Productions

for information, please click here

Christian Meditation

Come and experience the ancient tradition of prayerful stillness. We begin by listening
to a short audiotape, usually a teaching by, or in the tradition of Abbot John Main. This
is followed by thirty minutes of silent sitting. The group is open to both experienced
meditators and those who would like to learn to practice Christian Meditation.

Mondays at 7 pm               Starting in September                No charge

Please call Barb for information: 780-458-0470


Spiritual Direction

Are you finding yourself wanting a deeper relationship with God?
 Do you want to experience new ways to pray, or has prayer become difficult?
 Are you in need of someone to help you to discern the call of God for you?
 Do you desire a companion to walk on your spiritual journey?
You might want to consider meeting with a Spiritual Director.

Star of the North has a list of Directors who are willing to come to the retreat centre to
provide spiritual direction, whether you are here for retreat time, or need a
space to journey together.

Check out our Spiritual Direction Room!

Spiritual Directors:  Bios...

YOGA at the STAR

Making Mind-Body-Spirit Connections

To register for yoga classes which take place on Mondays and Tuesdays at Star of the North,


Classes Yoga Retreats & Workshops:

Darlene Klassen




Colette Oddleifson




Engaged Encounter Week-end Marriage Preparation Classes

Offered throughout the year - Program Information


Retreat Facilitation Available

Sandy Prather, facilitator, retreat leader, speaker.

Sandy Prather is a teacher and facilitator in the areas of faith and spirituality. 

She is delighted to continue her long association with Star of the North Retreat Centre

as a facilitator and retreat leader, on site or off.  

As the former Executive Director at Star of the North Retreat Centre in St. Albert, Alberta,

a position she held for twenty-one years, she has extensive retreat experience.   

She works locally, nationally and internationally teaching and leading retreats, seminars,

and workshops for a variety of groups, including educators, lay formation programs,

parishes and men’s and women’s religious congregations. 

Sandy has served as an adjunct lecturer at Newman Theological College,

is a monthly columnist for the Prairie Messenger and an Associate of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate.  

She can be contacted through Star of the North, or at sandramprather@gmail.com, phone 780 464 5730.