Upcoming Events

Toronto Area

Worship Gatherings - on the last Sunday of each month

Everyone is welcome to our community worship times. We offer an experiential encounter with scripture and a contemplative communion meal. Expect stillness, spaciousness, and room to meditate and participate as and if you like. We usually finish between 5.30-6.00pm.


April 26th at 4 pm

Church of St Leonard (Yonge and Lawrence) - The construction has finished!






Welcome to Contemplative Fire Canada

Travelling Light, Dwelling Deep


Contemplative Fire is a dispersed monastic community that follows a rhythm of life of 'Travelling Light - Dwelling Deep" that is rooted in prayer, study and action.  Drawing from the broad Christian contemplative tradition, we seek to be fully present to the kingdom of God right here and right now.  As our name implies we enjoy the mystery and paradoxes of life, of being both contemplative and on fire.

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Thursday, April 16th at St John's York Mills, 19 Don Ridge Drive

7 pm for a 7.30 pm showing of the film "The Many Storeys and Last Days of Thomas Merton"

Discussion to follow.

This is a fund raiser for Contemplative Fire.  Suggested donation of $20.


This documentary brings to life the climax of Thomas Merton's life.  It is a remarkable and thought provoking film with footage of his hermitage and travels and photos of his last trip. It also includes conversations with many that he met, such as the Dalai Lama, and many he has influenced such as Richard Rohr.

Bring gently used spiritual books for a $5 book table.


All are welcome!  RSVP requested to info@contemplativefire.ca


Voices of Silence

Our Voices of Silence Day in November 2014 was a successful one and we are going to offer another day when contemplatives can gather. 


May 23rd, 2015 

St John's York Mills, 19 Don Ridge Drive

9.30 for coffee and registration

10 am to 3

Snacks and Lunch provided

Suggested donation of $15.


You can anticipate...meeting others who appreciate a contemplative approach to life...times of stillness...opportunity to experience a variety of prayer practices...time to learn about and from other contemplative groups




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