Writing the Soul Story – Writing Your Spiritual Journey – Retreat

David Guiliano is in Sudbury to lead a weekend retreat on writing your spiritual journey.

September 20-22, 2019

Villa Loyola, 4951 Long Lake Rd., Sudbury, ON

Writing the Soul Story is for those interested in exploring their spiritual journey in a supportive retreat community. Whether you are interested in spiritual memoir for pleasure or for publication the willingness to courageously plumb your life through writing is the only prerequisite.  No previous experience is necessary.  There will be group time for giving and receiving aesthetic feedback and for individual contemplative writing.  Participants will engage in writing exercises, take some emotional risks, and stand authentically at the crossroads of creative writing and personal spirituality.

Location:  The weekend retreat takes place at Villa Loyola in Sudbury.  Participants may choose to stay at Villa Loyola in a lake front setting, easily accessible from Highway 69 and Highway 17.

For more information about Villa Loyola click here.


Full cost:  $300

**Full cost of the retreat includes the price of the workshop, overnight accommodation Friday and Saturday night in a single room with on-suite bathroom, all meals from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch, as well as, snacks.

Participants may also register for the workshops without overnight accommodation.

Commuter cost: $150

**Commuter cost includes the price of the workshop, Friday dinner, Saturday lunch and dinner and Sunday lunch, as well as, snacks.


David Giuliano is a Pastor, Spiritual Guide and Expressive Arts Facilitator.  He is an award-winning writer of more than 100 articles, essays, and poems.  David has published two illustrated children’s books: The Alligator in Naomi’s Pillow and Jeremiah and the Letter e.  His Postcards from the Valley: Encounters with Fear, Faith and God was a Canadian Best seller/  His latest book, It’s Good to Be Here: Stories We Tell about Cancer, is a spiritual memoir about his own journey.  Find out more about David Giuliano at https://davidgiulianoca.wordpress.com/

For more information or questions about the retreat, contact Gillian Schell at [email protected]

Register online using the form below.

Registration and a deposit of $50 is due by Friday, September 6th, 2019.

Make cheques out to Manitou Intentional Learning Community. Send cheques to the following address:

St. Peter’s United Church, attention Gillian Schell

203 York St, Sudbury, ON P3E 2A2