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Prayer and Life Workshop at St. Alphonsus Parish
A Prayer and Life Workshop (PLW) is a service that helps you learn and deepen in the art of prayer. This learning has a highly practical character, like a workshop: by praying we learn to pray. In a workshop we learn to enter into a personal relationship with God through different prayer methods, from the first steps of simple prayerful reading to the heights of contemplation. Because prayer, besides being grace, is an art in regards to our human nature, the workshop has been designed in a manner that it offers a progressive way of learning, methodical in character, with a great deal of discipline. By means of a woven pattern of meditations on the Word, intensive prayer, community reflection and silencing exercises, the participants overcome, step by step, their inner anguishes and anxieties, fears and sadness, while recovering their inner peace and the joy of living. The main result? Becoming real friends with Christ Jesus, who offers Himself as a lifelong companion. Therefore, living the Joy of the Gospel. Duration, Time and Day of Sessions: A workshop consists of 15 weekly sessions and a final one-day retreat. Each session lasts about 2 hours and follows a precise agenda. The first session is called Opening Session, it provides general information about the workshop, and motivates the importance to participate in all the sessions. You may join the workshop by attending and registering in any of the first 3 sessions. Please see the date and time of this specific workshop in the details above. Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites to attend a PLW other than being at least 18 years old. The workshop is open to everyone who sincerely seeks God and wants to learn and deepen their human and spiritual development through prayer. Cost: Instruction is free. Material has a recovery fee of $15 per person which you can bring to the workshop in the early sessions. A small donation at the end of the Workshop goes to the Retreat House where we hold our Desert Day. Registering to this Workshop: You may pre-register by RSVP here in our page at If you cannot make it to the Opening Session, you may join and register in any of the first 3 sessions. The maximum capacity of a workshop is 25 persons, typically. The workshop is instructed by a laywoman or layman we call a Guide. Sometimes, a workshop may be instructed by 2 Guides. Place: St. Alphonsus Parish 540 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 1A4 Contact Info: Pablo will be guiding this workshop. For more information visit Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter:

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Prayer and Life Workshops (PLW) is a Catholic ecclesial organization of lay persons, approved by the Holy See, to serve all who sincerely seek God and want to deepen in their human and spiritual development through prayer.

This is the official site of PLW in the Greater Toronto Area, in Southwestern Ontario. We offer workshops, retreats, and talks in parishes, schools, nursing homes and places we can reach out.

We will be posting events and workshops that are offered in either English or Spanish.

We look forward to seeing you in one of the Prayer and Life Workshops we offer year-round. For more information please visit .

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