CANCELLED: Once Upon A Cosmos... Discovering and Nurturing Your Own Story within the Cosmic Story

Thu Nov 2, 2017 to Sat Nov 4, 2017 daily
Start Time:
7:00 PM



Call to pre-register with deposit a.s.a.p. with full payment by Oct 5
Thu 7-8:30pm, Fri 9:30am – 8:30pm, Sat 9:30am – 1pm

Great stories begin with “Once Upon a Time”. Our Big History story began almost 14 billion years ago and teaches us lessons in every discipline, including those profoundly spiritual.  The continuing revelation of the New Story reflects new light on our sacred texts, and may lead us to new opportunities to deepen faith, hope and joy.  Come join us in deepening the journey through the Cosmic Story with contemplation, celebration, music and expressive arts. Whether this New Story is new to you, or you are a seasoned scholar, you will be welcome!  We will unpack fresh ideas from the ongoing unfolding of the Universe, and weave in new threads of our own journey. We will explore how we are called to carry on the story in our time and our communities.

Pray and Play!  Create and Contemplate!

Come shake off the dust of old understanding about our Story and weave a new sparkle of beauty into your life.

Facilitator: Joyce Rouse - Earth Mama

Joyce Rouse, a native of the Iowa prairie, has been creating music with attention to Earth care since 1994. She earned a Master’s Degree in Earth Literacy from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, a ministry of Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, in 2002. With earlier studies in music composition and Home Economics, she combined her passions for these disciplines to create Earth Mama® music for Helping Heal the Planet One Song at a Time.  

Songs from her 11 recorded CDs are in active use on six continents for contemplation, education, celebration and co-creating a New Story for a sustainable future. Her award-winning music grew out of more than a decade of experience in the professional music industry of Nashville, Tennessee and her desire to go beyond commercial entertainment to music with meaning and power to engage people of all ages.

Songwriter, singer, educator, author Rouse brings music and humor to diverse audiences for Cosmic education and eco spirituality.  More at

Venue Info

Providence Spirituality Centre
1200 Princess St.
Postal Code:
K7M 3C9

Organizer Info

PSC Team
Register and info: 613-542-8826
Ticket Cost:
$135 for Retreat (includes meals)
Add $100 for Accommodation + Thursday supper

Contact Us

Providence Motherhouse

1200 Princess Street, P.O. Box 427
Kingston, Ontario, K7L 4W4


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