We’re carefully monitoring the situation in regard to
COVID-19, and we will post any needed changes to programs as
they arise. If you have questions, please give us a ring. In
the meantime, we continue to welcome program applications. And,
we continue to offer our services of healing and refuge where
they’re most needed, in ways adapted for public-health
St. Mary of Egypt Refuge
The Refuge is a place where ordinary people come together in a
beautiful, natural setting for respite and support.
Throughout the course of your stay you'll have a chance to
experience the extraordinary through the people you'll meet,
the new things you'll try and by coming in contact with
something infinitely larger than yourself.
Are you ready for it?
• Jobs at St. Mary’s this summer
Refuge invites applicants for two ‘Canada Summer
Jobs’ positions with us in Queensborough — a
lifeguard, and a kitchen helper — working from mid-June
through mid-August. If you or someone you know is interested,
please contact us at
with a resume and cover letter, no later than May 24, 2022.
• Cooking with love, and a perfect gift
We’re pleased to announce we’ve published a Refuge cookbook. One of the important tasks for all Refuge programs is making sure there’s good-tasting nutritious food for hungry participants (and staff). Many who have volunteered their time and skill to cook and contribute for the Refuge have supplied many fine recipes.
You’ve likely figured out by now that the cookbook would make a very good gift. Its title is ‘Our Refuge is Cooking.’ The price is $25 for pick-up (no HST, but shipping extra).