The Rebirth of Marylake

A NEW BEGINNING

"From its rolling hills, cultivated farmland and kettle lake, to its forest tract, marshes, hiking trails, Rosary Path and more, one need only sit in silence for but a moment before it becomes abundantly clear that this land was designed for respite, spiritual reflection, meditation, healing, and contemplation." writes Kelly Mathews. Her new book, "The Road to Marylake" will be published in 2017.

So far, in 2016, we have built and made accessible the world's largest living rosary - the 1.5 kilometer Rosary Path at Marylake, and we have also installed the Great Crucifix at its beginning. The Shrine of Our Lady of Grace has been refurbished and is now open for world-class masses, concerts and conferences. Design and work on the 14-station "Way of the Cross" has begun, statues and fountains are being erected.

Benches, picnic tables and gazebos have been added in the spring of 2016. Trees are being planted and landscaping work continues on The Rosary Path. There's a lot more to do as outlined in Our Bold New Vision, and support and donations will help expedite projects. We have also developed this website that is more reflective of the essence and spirituality of Marylake, and we encourage you to connect with us.


Upcoming Events

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Memorial of Saint Blaise

February 3rd, 2018
Saint Blaise was an Armenian bishop who, according to tradition, suffered martyrdom during the persecutions of Licinius early in the 4th century. Little is known of his life, but for centuries the intercession of Saint Blaise has been sought by those suffering from or seeking to avoid diseases of the throat. In keeping with this tradition, we will have the “Blessing of Throats” immediately following our 9:00 am Mass on Saturday, February 3rd, 2018.

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The Augustinian Community at Marylake would like you to join us for a Mardi Gras Eucharistic Celebration

Saturday Feb 10, 2018 at 5 pm
A short concert will follow the Mass, and Traditional Shrove Pancakes, sausages and refreshments will be served. The music for this Cajun style Pre-Lenten Mass will be provided by the Red Peppers Dixieland Jazz Band. The Villanova College Jazz Choir will be providing the vocals. Bring the whole family - and experience this wonderful, uplifting Eucharistic Celebration in preparation for Lent.

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Men's 12-Step Weekend Retreat - for AA Members

February 16, 17 and 18, 2018
Bed and Board: $180. Deposit: $50 (non-refundable)
Arrival and Registration: Between 4 and 6 pm. Dinner at 5:30 pm.

Please contact: Bryan Webster at 416-676-7005

For AA members only.


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Marylake Day of Amnesty and Forgiveness

Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018
The Augustinians have been at Marylake for 75 years. Their history and tradition is long and true. During those years, the Monastery, Shrine, Retreat House Convent and Barn have been home to items and artifacts that were valuable, historic, traditional, sentimental and sacred. They have also come from all over the world.

Over time, items have gone missing. Items have been stolen, items have been wrongly gifted without proper authority, items have been borrowed and never returned...

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Retreats Schedule for 2017/2018

The theme this year is:
"Be still and know that I am God"

Ladies:
Sept 29 - Oct 1
Nov 24 - 26
March 2 - 4
May 4 - 6

Men:
Oct 20 - 22
Nov 17 - 19
Jan 19 - 21
Jan 26 - 28
April 13 - 15
April 27 - 29

Mass Times at Marylake

Weekdays: 8 am in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Saturday: 9 am in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Sunday: 9 am in the Shrine
Holidays: 9 am

The Mass is the most important sacramental celebration of the Church, and it always follows a set order.

We gather for Mass, rest from work, and perform works of mercy. People all over the world gather at God’s Eucharistic table as brothers and sisters.

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