Bridges to Contemplative Living: Travelling Your Road to Joy – Feb. 1

Event Dates & Times:

  • Start Date:February 1, 1:00 pm
  • End Date:February 1, 3:00 pm
  • Event Type:
    Faith Formation Prayer Retreat
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Event Location Information:

  • Location:3 A St Vital Ave, St. Albert, AB T8N 1K1, Canada

About The Event:

Each Bridges session with begin with scripture and ends with prayer. In between there is time and space for spiritual reading, reflection, writing, and contemplative dialogue.

9 Wednesday sessions from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (MST)

Purchase of Bridges booklet Travelling Your Road to Joy is required. Limited copies available through Star of the North office.


  1. February 01 – Introduction
  2. February 08 – Living Joyfully in the Present Moment
  3. February 15 – The Joy of Being Human
  4. February 22 – Waiting for Joy through Sorrow and Anguish
  5. March 01 – Living together with Wisdom
  6. March 08 – A Joy that Tastes God
  7. March 15 – The Joy of Doing God’s Will
  8. March 22 – Being Grateful That God is Who God Is
  9. March 29 – God’s Joyful Cosmic Dance


Anita Allsopp has studied theology at Newman Theological College and the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio and social work at the University of Calgary.  In the past she has been active in parish ministry, retreat facilitation and supporting women in need. Today, she lives a contemplative lifestyle.

Join this 9-week contemplative dialogue group facilitated by Anita Allsopp as they engage the teaching and practice of Thomas Merton toward spiritual transformation.

Cost: $180 for 9 sessions (included booklet)

Choose online via Zoom or in-person at:

The Star of the North Retreat Centre
3A St. Vital Avenue
St. Albert, AB T8N 1K1