SAFE + SACRED PLACES
URBAN 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

Aug
25
Fri
9:30 am A Sacred Space for you: A Summer... @ Parker House
A Sacred Space for you: A Summer... @ Parker House
Aug 25 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
A Sacred Space for you: A Summer Retreat @ Parker House | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada
  Deepening Our Awareness of God Friday, August 25, 2017    |  9.30-1pm Parker House, East Vancouver with Esther Hizsa Join us for an end-of-summer retreat – a perfect time to stop, breathe and reflect.[...]
Sep
22
Fri
9:00 am Embracing a Culture of Encounter... @ St Marks Parish UBC
Embracing a Culture of Encounter... @ St Marks Parish UBC
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:15 pm
Embracing a Culture of Encounter with the Poor @ St Marks Parish  UBC | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada
A half-day retreat led by Hon. Graydon Nicholas Friday September 22nd, 2017 9:00am until 1:15pm St Mark’s Parish Chapel, UBC City in Focus and the Jesuits of Vancouver are pleased to host this special half-day retreat[...]
Sep
29
Fri
7:30 am Talks with Tom: Facing and Trans... @ The Vancouver Club
Talks with Tom: Facing and Trans... @ The Vancouver Club
Sep 29 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Embracing the reality, Engaging the challenges and Enjoying the journey! Program 7am – Coffee before breakfast – Just for you early birds! Light breakfast – from 7:15am Program – 7:45 – 8:30am Tickets $24.50 each – Table[...]
Mar
23
Fri
7:00 am B.C. Leadership Prayer Breakfast
B.C. Leadership Prayer Breakfast
Mar 23 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 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[...]