PAUSE FOR PERSPECTIVE RETREATS

In the early 90s CIF offered day retreats for the business community which provided the opportunity to spend part of a day in a guided retreat where one could relax, reflect and pray. The goal was to literally “pause for perspective” in one’s life – away from a busy world – for spiritual growth through quiet time, prayer and meditation.

This tradition continues today with a year-round retreat program that encompasses a variety of spiritual Christian traditions. Upcoming retreats will draw Ignatian spirituality, originating from the Jesuits over 500 years ago, from the Byzantine Catholic tradition, and from the newer models seen in SoulStream and Imago Dei.

We are excited about this adventure and are determined to provide places and people who can best bring us into a space that enables us to quickly find refreshment and restoration – time out. We recognize a deep yearning for stillness and retreat from everyday activities. Our souls ache to slow down. As City in Focus continues its mission to “care for the soul of the city”, we intend to continue offer a series of facilitated retreats for up to 15 participants.

See our upcoming events page for more information about current retreats.

Upcoming Events

Jul
13
Thu
5:30 pm City in Focus host a Scotch & Su...
City in Focus host a Scotch & Su...
Jul 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
 SCOTCH & SUMMER COCKTAILS EVENING  To assist the work of Development and Peace Thursday, July 13, 2017 | 5:30-7pm | Kitsilano Join us for an evening reception, featuring an array of scotch, summer cocktails, non-alcoholic[...]
Jul
29
Sat
10:00 am Finding God in the East: An Intr... @ Eastern Catholic Church
Finding God in the East: An Intr... @ Eastern Catholic Church
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Finding God in the East: An Introduction and Experiential Retreat in the Eastern Christian Tradition @ Eastern Catholic Church | Richmond | British Columbia | Canada
Finding God in the East: An introduction and experiential retreat in the Eastern Christian tradition Saturday, July 29, 2017    |  10am-2pm Eastern Catholic Church 8700 RAILWAY AVENUE RICHMOND  BC V7C 3K3 With Fr. Richard Soo,[...]
Aug
25
Fri
9:30 am Pause for Perspective Retreats: ... @ St. Augustine's Parish Centre
Pause for Perspective Retreats: ... @ St. Augustine's Parish Centre
Aug 25 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Pause for Perspective Retreats: Deepening Our Awareness of God @ St. Augustine's Parish Centre | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada
Deepening Our Awareness of God Friday, August 25, 2017    |  9.30-1pm St. Augustine’s Parish Centre, Kitsilano Led by Esther Hizsa Join us for an end-of-summer retreat – a perfect time to stop, breathe and[...]
Mar
23
Fri
7:00 am B.C. Leadership Prayer Breakfast
B.C. Leadership Prayer Breakfast
Mar 23 @ 7:00 am
B.C. Leadership Prayer Breakfast @ Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada
THE 52ND ANNUAL BC LEADERSHIP PRAYER BREAKFAST Please join us for the 52nd annual BC Leadership Prayer Breakfast 2018, on a date TBD. This annual event attracts over 1,000 people from all walks of life: public[...]