• CAD $40.00 – Program Price including lunch (Tuesday only)
  • CAD $100.00 – Overnight stay in shared accommodation, including breakfast, lunch and program
  • CAD $130.00 – Overnight stay in private accommodation, including breakfast, lunch and program

Date & Time Details: Monday, May 4th, 6:00pm to Tuesday, May 5 2:00pm (Directed program, 10:00am - 2:00pm Tuesday)

Location: Five Oaks

Address: Five Oaks: 1 Bethel Road Paris Ontario N3L 3E3

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Quarterly Gathering – School of Celtic Consciousness (May)

May 4 - 5, 2020

Theme – Thin Places with our Anam Cara

Our Anam Cara (soul friend) is the one whose soul entwines with ours; who accepts us as we truly are; and who may mentor, and companion us into life’s “Thin Places”. Through the lens of the Emmaus Road story, we will reconnoitre our Anam Cara’s presence on our own spiritual journeys.  The risen Christ walks the road as the Anam Cara who evokes the “Thin Place” in the breaking and blessing of the bread.

These day-long events are an opportunity to gather with others who have been part of the annual school, as well as those who would like to take a day to explore the themes and practices of Celtic spirituality in community.

The quarterly gathering can include an overnight ‘mini-retreat’. Guests can arrive the evening before the event, stay overnight in our Main Building in single or shared rooms.  There is time to slow down, read or journal by the fire, meditate or pray in our interfaith prayer space, or go for a walk in the forest.  The Gathering takes place between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm (check-in between 9:30 and 9:45, then 10 minutes of silence together before beginning).  You can also just come for the day and not include an overnight.

The dates of our Quarterly Gatherings for 2019-2020 are:

November 5th, 2019  (Threshold Moments)

February 18th, 2020  (Peregrinations pro Christo)

May 5th,2020 (Thin Places with our Anam Cara)

If you would like to extend your stay and add an additional overnight, please contact Five Oaks at hospitality@fiveoaks.on.ca.