About This Center

FCJ Retreat & Conference Centre, an "Oasis" in the Heart of Calgary, welcomes individuals, families, adult and student groups and offers spiritual renewal through varies workshops/retreats.

SETTING The FCJ Centre's peaceful grounds on the bank of the Elbow River with close proximity to walking and biking trails lend themselves perfectly to individuals and groups seeking an "Oasis of Peace". 

6-outdoor sites: Meditation Garden; Stations of the Cross; Lourdes Grotto; Peace Pole; Labyrinth; and Fire-Pit. 

Indoor facilities include: Unique multi-use conference and meeting rooms for groups accommodating up to 125 guests ; comfortable overnight accommodations for up to 50 guests; lending library with over 1,500 books; large Chapel; and meditation spaces. All of our facilities are wheelchair accessible. We make every effort to accommodate any special needs our guests may have. 


- Spiritual Direction

- Counselling 

- Spiritual Direction Training Program (SDTP)

- Private Retreats

- Sabbaticals

- Retreat Facilitator

- Labyrinth Facilitator


Looking for a sharming setting to host your next event? The FCJ Centre is an ideal location for meetings, conferences, workshops and retreats. An incredible historic space with great location and free parking, wonderful ambiance, and infrastructure. Excellent full catering services. Whatever the need, from one person, a small group, or 150, every package is completely customized to our client's needs and specifications - in ways that will enhance the meeting experience. To schedule a tour or inquire about booking an event, please contact C(contact info blocked). View virtual tour HERE

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

To be more present and engaged in the world, to be of benefit to others. Vincent

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.