A Deep Surrender Into Love

December 13, 2018|Spirituality, Grief, Contemplation

With special guest Lorie Martin 

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Dec 9, 2018 St. Dunstan’s Centre for SPIRITUAL RENEWAL

The Parish of St. Dunstan is celebrating the receiving of a Parish Development Grant of $15,000 from the Diocese of New Westminster for the newly developing Spiritual Renewal Centre. What an honor to have Rev. Tellison Glover come to award this gift to our community on Dec. 9, 2018. With grateful hearts we now look to the coming year with new energy and exciting opportunities for growth and renewal in the Fraser Valley and beyond.

The Spiritual Renewal Centre launched the first program for September – December 2018 with much enthusiasm and amazing participation. The Centre is part of St. Dunstan’s Spiritual Formation for Adults and hosts parish 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.

One of the possibilities that can now be realized is a position for Lorie Martin to continue to develop and facilitate valuable and inspiring gatherings as Associate Director of the Centre. 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.

The January 2019 (January – April) Program Guide is now available!  Topics include: Epiphany Morning Retreat, The Anglican Rosary, Enneagram Workshop, Labyrinth Retreat, Sanctuary Yoga, Kairos Blanket Ceremony many invitations during Lent, … Check it out at:


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 Lorie lives in Abbotsford, B.C. where she offers spiritual direction/companionship*, inner healing sessions*, and leads contemplative retreats.  Lorie 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. She is author of Invited, Choose Love, Grace upon Grace, and 2018 The Next Dawn.
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 around the world.

Lorie is the Associate Director of St. Dunstan’s Centre for Spiritual Renewal in Aldergrove/Langley. B.C.   Here we offer weekly/monthly study evenings, lectio divina, prayer circles, various contemplative retreats, labyrinth gatherings,  listening prayer and spiritual direction/companioning for inner growth and transformation in community life.   www.st-dunstans.ca

Lorie has been married to Dwight for 40 years.  Together they have raised 5 children and now have the joy of being grandparents.  Lorie loves being in nature/hiking, taking photos, writing, sketching, making memories with her family, and sipping lattes with friends.                                                                                               IMG_2771

Lorie offers 4 books to encourage the contemplative journey that leads to deep healing and restorative action in the inner and outer life – See “Her Books”.

*See Spiritual Direction and/or *Inner Healing (Prayer Counselling) for further details.