Virginia Water Contemplative Centre
47 Parsonage Drive
P.O. Box 21268
St. John's, NL, Canada A1A 5G6 Tel. 709-754-1582
The Virginia Water Contemplative Centre is a sacred space for welcoming and celebrating
our relationship with all of creation. The mission of the Centre is rooted in fidelity to the evolving
Universe Story, the Earth Charter, the IPA Statement of Purpose and the CRC (Canadian Religious
Congress) Covenant on the Environment. This ministry is an investment in our Presentation way of life
and provides a way for us to respond with our charism in today's world.
The Virginia Water ministry celebrates the Universe and Earth as our home
and promotes the spirituality of all creation and care of our planet. It focuses our efforts
to immerse ourselves in the wisdom of the Universe Story and stresses
hospitality to people in the broader context of hospitality to Earth.
At the Virginia Water Contemplative Centre:
We are a centre for contemplative listening and dialogue.
We create spaces for spiritual and ecological listening and contemplative dialogue.
We hold space for silence, unfolding, and mystery.
We are a centre for ritual.
We deepen our understandings of the universe story with others through seasonal rituals,
retreat days and other earth-spirit celebrations.
We are a centre for storytelling.
We provide gatherings for story circles to exchange our journeys and wisdom
gained from our expanding relationships with all of life.
We are a centre for education.
We offer educational experiences which engage and deepen our relationship
with the universe story via experiential, embodied curriculum.
We are a centre for supportive community.
We welcome individuals and groups to the Centre to participant in the Centre's vision. Together, we seek
to grow our connection, sense of community, and strengths of diversity, with each other, and all of life.
We are a centre for dreaming.
We provide a sacred space for dreaming, holding intentions and envisioning lives and local to global
communities deeply connected to the wisdom and unfolding of the universe story.