Aurora Living: Formation Through Word & Creation

The Star of the North Retreat Centre’s signature two-year program is Aurora Living: Formation Through Word and Creation. Our emphasis is to deepen our relationship with Sacred Word and renew our relationship with Christ’s Spirit for the good of creation. Aurora Living is learning, integrating, and practicing a contemplative way of living in response to the call to love and serve our global family and care for our common home. 

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Early Online

$3,750.00

Early Commuter

$4,250.00

Early Live-In

$4,750.00

2024-2026 Formation Cycle

Event Details

NOW ACCEPTING 2024-2026 APPLICANTS

THE PROGRAM

The intersection of Word, Creation, Community, Justice & Contemplation will transform us for a radical way of life as agents of a new dawn—this is Aurora Living!

THE NEED

We all want to find our place and purpose within something bigger than ourselves. We aspire to build healthy communities, and contribute to the well-being of our world. We want to lead lives that leave a legacy of goodness.

How do we engage a world beset by spiritual disillusionment, ruptured relationships, ecological crisis, and a loss of the common good? How do we realign our lives, so to realize our deepest desires for wholeness and restoration?

THE FORMAT

Aurora Living is a two-year formation journey comprised of six unique modules offered both in-person or online.

Each three-month module includes:

  • an opening weekend retreat
  • two Saturday retreats
  • small-group Wisdom Circles
  • monthly readings and videos
  • optional spiritual direction

CORE RESOURCES

  • Scripture & Christian Spiritual Traditions
  • Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home
  • Truth & Reconciliation Calls to Action

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What will I take away from this?

A transformed, integral life that joins faith and action together for the common good. A deeper sense of belonging and commitment with God, others, and creation. A certificate is awarded upon completion. Ask how Aurora might contribute to a Master’s degree or higher-education goal.

Who is this for?

Aurora is for those who desire a living, deepening relationship with Holy Mystery. The program is open to Christians willing to engage in the inner work of integrating contemplative prayer and social practice.

How do I apply?

Complete an application and submit a spiritual reference before choosing a tuition option. Application inquires can be emailed to programs@starofthenorth.ca

TUITION OPTIONS

EARLY 2024-2026 REGISTRATION CLOSES SEPTEMBER 1ST

Participants choose between a discounted 1 or 2 year payment plan, or pay per module. Early registration for full two-year program below.

Online (Via Zoom) ............................................. $3750

Commuter ......................................................... $4250
(does not include overnight stays or breakfasts)

Live-In ............................................................... $4750
(includes all overnight stays and meals)

PRAISE FOR AURORA

“The wide variety of speakers that excel in their field and the knowledge of all the participants is so enlightening. The program gave us hands-on participation models that not only expanded the teachings but allowed us to express our own ideas. I would recommend Aurora Living to anybody.”

“This program widely and richly opened many doors! I appreciated so much—the multiple paths of belief covered, the meaningful and respectful conversations, the resources provided in the online library and the team dedicated to supporting participants. Threaded throughout are words of scripture, contemplative practices and issues pertaining to our natural and social environments. Finally, is the possibility to grow in self-awareness and soul search, all under the umbrella of Love!”

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Early Online

$3,750.00

Early Commuter

$4,250.00

Early Live-In

$4,750.00

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