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Phone 613 473 2679

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 concerns.

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?

Upcoming Events

  • • Jobs at St. Mary’s this summer
    The 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
    Our Refuge is Cooking 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).
    Contact us to order.
  • • Have a look at our latest paper and e-mail newsletters. Contact us to be added to our mailing list(s).

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