Star of the North is developing an online/on-site signature, three-year program – Aurora Living: Word and Creation. Our emphasis is to deepen our relationship with Sacred Word and story from Christian and other wisdom traditions, and renew our relationships with Christ’s Spirit for the good of creation.
This program aims to build an inter-generational, cultural and faith community. It is inspired by contemporary witnesses who are making a difference in the world. It empowers contemplative living and stimulates action for contemporary needs and time.
Word & Creation ~ Communion & Contemplation ~ Right Relationship
transform us for a radical way of life to become agents of a new dawn.
This is Aurora Living!
By way of introducing the biblical themes of Aurora Living, Star of the North will be hosting a monthly series of prayer rituals leading up to our October 2021 program launch. REGISTER HERE and join us to learn more about the program! You can find videos of past rituals on our Youtube channel. Click here to find rituals and more. Star of the North Retreat Centre YouTube Channel
Aurora Living is presented as a complete cycle of nine modules over three years; however, it is possible to attend individual modules of your choice. Each three-month module includes:
Inclusive of everyone, we invite you to consider joining us on this journey of hope and action!
NINE LEARNING MODULES
Vision: Awaken Spirit – Transform the World
Guided by Laudato Si, sacred teachings and wisdom traditions, Aurora Living aims at learning, integrating and practicing a contemplative way of living in response to the call to love and serve our global family and to care for our common home.
Recognizing as common to all spirituality the longing for depth and communion, our goals are inspired by the universal wisdom contained in the Christian, Indigenous and other faith traditions, as communicated through Scriptures, guiding us to union with God, each other and creation.
Goals: Love in Truth & Action
“You shall love the Lord your God
with all your heart,
and with all your soul,
and with all your strength,
and wilh all your mind;
and your neighbour as yourself.”
~ Jesus, Luke 10:27 ~
We aim to keep our application process relatively simple, so if you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Step 1: Check Admission Requirements
❑ Applicants must demonstrate in their application a desire and openness to personal spiritual growth and a commitment to the learning process through participation in all aspects of our program.
Step 2: Complete Application
NOTE: To download and print these forms, please find the attachments at the bottom of this page.
❑ Complete the online Application Form, including a brief reflection outlining your background and spiritual formation journey; their reason for application to Aurora Living, etc. as outlined.
Step 3: Make Reference Requests
Please provide two brief character references—one personal and one professional (i.e. employer, pastor, priest, etc.). References must be submitted directly by email to email@example.com.
Step 4: Application Review & Payment
Program registrants will be notified of payment options/plans within two weeks upon acceptance of their application.
We want to ensure access to funds for people in need of assistance to cover the cost of these modules. Please note bursary applications are available upon request for those in need.
Includes: Online program participation via Zoom to opening weekend retreat, three Saturday retreats, and monthly formation groups. Personal log-in account with access to all online formation materials.
Includes: In-house program participation in opening weekend retreat (day-use room and 2 lunch meals), three Saturday retreats (day-use room and 3 lunch meals), and monthly formation groups. Personal log-in account with access to all online formation materials.
Includes: In-house program participation in opening weekend retreat (2-night stay in single room, 2 breakfast, 2 lunch, and 1 supper meals), three Saturday retreats (day-use room and 3 lunch meals), and monthly formation groups. Personal log-in account with access to all online formation materials.
Room upgrades available at additional cost. Please contact us for pricing and availability.