About Lorie and her work
Lorie lives at Cultus Lake BC. She offers spiritual direction/companionship, inner healing sessions, and leads contemplative retreats. Lorie is passionate about the loving Presence of God and creating places and spaces for all to experience healing and transformation. She has journeyed through the deepest of waters in a series of losses including the death of their youngest daughter. In these authentic raw experiences she has learned to embrace both the grief and the graces that impact us deeply, change our lives, and crack us open to our core. Lorie accompanies many, those holding a faith tradition or not, through the arduous and mysterious landscapes of life. She holds space for all people inviting openness to fresh awareness and experience of Divine Presence in suffering, dying, waiting, and in the new risen life that emerges.
When you spend time with Lorie you are invited to the intentional gift of simple, yet powerful, heart and soul care on your transformation journey. She works well with the deepest pain of the soul and comes close to offer healing care. Lorie has met with people since 2001, graduated from SoulStream as a Spiritual Director in 2007, and has been a part of retreats and soul work around the world.
Lorie is the Associate Director of St. Dunstan’s Centre for Spiritual Renewal in Aldergrove/Langley. B.C. The Centre offers weekly/monthly Centering Prayer Groups, Spiritual Formation Study Evenings, Lectio Divina, Prayer Circles, various Contemplative Retreats, Labyrinth gatherings, Listening Prayer and Group and Personal Spiritual Direction/Companionship for inner growth and transformation in community life. See below, Upcoming Events and here: www.st-dunstans.ca.
Lorie has been married to Dwight for 41 years. Together they have raised 5 children and now have the joy of being grandparents. Lorie loves being in nature/hiking/kayaking, taking photos, writing, sketching, making memories with her family, and sipping lattes with friends.
Lorie is presently studying for her Masters of Divinity Degree at Vancouver School of Theology. She is a postulant for the Anglican Diocese of New Westminster (Candidate for Ordination). Lorie is on a Field Placement at All Saints Anglican Church in Mission, BC. Lorie is on Study Leave as of Jan 2020 – June 2022 and may be unavailable, please contact her if you want referrals.
Lorie offers 4 meditation books to encourage the contemplative journey that leads to deep healing and restorative action in the inner and outer life – See “Her Books” Invited, Choose Love, Grace upon Grace, and The Next Dawn.
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2020 Program Guide for St. Dunstan’s Centre for SPIRITUAL RENEWAL is now available.
Rev David Taylor, Rector and Executive Director of Spiritual Renewal Centre, Rev Helen Tervo, Honorary Priest, and others in the St. Dunstan’s community, along with other retreat/program guests are involved in facilitating the events. Centre Team: Katherine Murray, Gene Fraser, Ron & Marilyn Issak, Joe Baker, Marisa Farr, Lesley Wieler, Claudette Bejovick
The Centre is part of St. Dunstan’s Parish, Langley BC, Spiritual Formation for Adults and hosts contemplative retreats, spiritual practice evenings, weekly Lectio Divina and Labyrinth walks as well as Centering Prayer and Spiritual Formation Study nights… and many more contemplative and transformational experiences.
The Centre for Spiritual Renewal is a ministry for Christian Transformation.
All who desire to follow Christ and grow more in the image of God are welcome.
All who are on a spiritual journey are welcome.
All who are curious are welcome.
All who are tired and need rest are welcome.
All are welcome.
Lorie and Dwight were invited to the film location with Wm. Paul Young, author of The Shack. The encounter of grace in the grand embrace of healing love transformed their grief journey… for more info click here:
See Lorie Martin’s ‘Shack’ story here Youtube