Easter Weekend at Mount St. Francis Retreat Centre
Many people have come in pilgrimage over the years to pray the Way of the Cross during Holy Week, especially on Good Friday.
Individuals and small groups who wish to come to the Mount during the Triduum (Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday) to pray the Way of the Cross are welcome to do so. If you do come to pray outside, please dress appropriately, especially wearing proper footwear. The trails may be slippery.
There are two trails for the Way of the Cross.
Trail 1 is on the South side of Retreat Road across from the main entrance to the Mount. It makes its way up the hill looping down just past the start point.
Trail 2 is across the West lawn on the North side of the property. It makes its way down the ravine in a loop.
Please be mindful of parking and pedestrians in the parking lot.
Please ensure that no garbage is left on the grounds. Garbage Bins are available.
Please respect the quiet and peace of the Mount.
For Good Friday and Holy Saturday Washrooms only will be available at Mount St. Francis Retreat Centre. The Centre itself is closed for the Easter Triduum, please check out local church websites or www.catholicyyc.ca for Triduum Mass Times.
Easter Triduum Blessings
During these Holy Days,
feet washed and a meal shared,
an angry mob, a cross carried,
the Son of Man crucified and buried,
that death is not the end of the story.
Our God is a God of surprises!
We walk by faith and not by sight alone,
seeking Christ in the midst of life,
planting our hope in Him who lives.
Peace and All Good to you!
Easter Blessings and Greetings from the Friars and Staff at Mount St. Francis.