Life-Giving Wounds: A Healing Retreat

For Adult Children of Divorced & Separated Parents
Friday September 29 - Sunday, October 1, 2023

The Life-Giving Wounds retreat invites participants to move through the broken image of love that appeared to them in their parents’ relationship to their deepest identity found in God. The retreat gives participants a greater understanding of the wound of divorce and the ways it affects their lives, offers advice about the difficulties concerning love and trust of others, and explains how the Catholic faith, spiritual practices, and the Sacraments are essential to self-knowledge and healing. This retreat has something for every adult child of divorce or separation, no matter how much healing you have already received or need.

Topics Include:

  • Finding Our Deepest Identity
  • Faith and Our Relationship with God
  • Love, Dating, and the Sacrament of Matrimony
  • Loneliness
  • Anger and Anxiety
  • False Guilt and Shame
  • Forgiveness and Reconciliation
  • Family Boundaries
  • The Christian Meaning of Suffering
  • Healing and the Sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist
  • And More!

The retreat will be led by the Life-Giving Wounds traveling retreat team. For more information about the Life-Giving Wounds ministry, visit

The retreat begins on Friday, September 29 at 7:00 p.m. and ends on Sunday, October 1 at 3:30 p.m. and will be held at St. Francis Centre (208501 Highway 9, Caledon ON).

The registration fee of $300 per individual covers several meals, overnight lodging, and all materials.  Students engaged in full-time post-secondary studies and those in consecrated life can access a reduced fee of $260 by entering discount code CONSECRATED on the payment page during checkout. 

Space is limited.   Must be 18 or older to attend. For more information please email

Cancellation Policy: 
The full registration fee is refundable up to August 25, 2023. Refunds will not be given after this date unless the reservation can be taken up by someone from a waitlist.


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Archdiocese of Toronto
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