Pre-Advent Retreat in Toronto, Nov.18-19, 2019

800 400 Ann Mortifee

Rev. Dr. Anne L. Simmonds and I invite you to join us for a two-day retreat at Emmanuel College in Toronto, Waiting for Wisdom.

Is it possible to experience awe, mystery or wonder in the old story as we ponder whether we can juggle all the demands on time, relationships, body, and pocketbook? This retreat will encourage women, lay and clergy, to mine the familiar story for the mysterious and universal themes that can take us to the womb of our deepest self. Can we trust the mystery which longs to bring new life into the world through each of our unique imperfect selves? As did Mary and Elizabeth, women supporting women, we will mine the depths for the richness inherent in this seasonal story through story, song, conversation, movement and ritual.


Emmanuel College – 75 Queen’s Park Crescent East  – Toronto, ON

Registration Fee: $250


Registration & Info Link: EVENTBRITE


Rev. Dr. Anne L. Simmonds

Rev. Dr. Anne L. Simmonds, is adjunct faculty at Emmanuel College, where she teaches courses in Death, Dying, and Grieving, Prayer and Continuing Education Programmes. Anne offers spiritual direction, counselling, workshops, and retreats, locally and internationally.

Ann Mortifee: is a unique and outstanding performing artist and prolific writer for theatre, ballet and films. She received the Order of Canada and YWCA Woman of Distinction Award for her outstanding contribution to the healing and performing arts in Canada.

Ann Mortifee

Singer Ann Mortifee is a genre unto herself. Blessed with a remarkable four-octave range and a gift for impacting hearts with her music and lyrics, her albums, concerts, full-length musicals, scores (ballet, film, opera, TV), and In Love with the Mystery book have generated national/international distinctions and awards. She is an Order of Canada Member, the country’s highest civilian honour. A world traveller, compelling storyteller, and sought-after keynote speaker for major conferences, Ann creates and facilitates inspiring arts and consciousness workshops and co-founded two foundations - for social innovation and for forestry conservation. Based in BC, Ann is the wife of the late jazz flutist, Paul Horn.

All stories by: Ann Mortifee