Retreats & Exhibits

The Community of Jesus, in partnership with the Mount Tabor Ecumenical Centre for Art & Spirituality and Arts Empowering Life Foundation, offers retreats, seminars, and art exhibits throughout the year. These events offer opportunities for reflection, study, and spiritual enrichment in the context of a monastic setting.

April 5-8, 2017
Gregorian Chant Retreat

Join us for a Gregorian Chant retreat illuminating the chants of Palm Sunday and Holy Week. Explore some of the richest repertoire and discover the ever-relevant form of conversation through sung prayer. Visit for more information.

Spring 2017 Art Lecture Series – “Lux Ecclesiae” April 25 -29, 2017
Sponsored by the Mount Tabor Centre for Art and Spirituality

Monsignor Timothy Verdon, Canon of the Cathedral of Florence and Director of the Cathedral Museum, will develop themes of seeing as understanding and contemplation of the beatific vision in eight Easter reflections with images presented here at the Community of Jesus. Visit  for more details.

Concurrently there will be an Artist’s Retreat, Discovering Light: The Artist’s Journey.
Artist Filippo Rossi of Florence, Italy will lead the art intensive workshop, which will focus on artistic expression and experimentation working with canvas, cardboard, wood and polystyrene in paintings and/or sculpture. The personal inspiration used to create an individual work will be explored, as will newfound ways of expression through collaboration with other artists in the creative atmosphere of the monastic Community of Jesus.