Sub-series PR0003.002SF.0005.0005 - Retreat Houses sub-series

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Retreat Houses sub-series

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    • 1944-1981 (Creation)

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    3.66 m of textual records
    224 photographs
    282 plans

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    This sub-series consists of records related to the administration of the Star of the North Retreat Centre in St. Albert, Alberta during the Province of Alberta-Saskatchewan period. Opened by the Oblates in 1953, the Retreat house is managed by them and seeks to provide a space of retreat and evangelization, spiritual growth and renewal. It served as a meeting place for Oblates and Catholics on land jointly owned by the Oblates and the Edmonton Archdiocese. The sub-series includes records of administrative decisions, financial activities, correspondence, reports and statistics, as well as conference, course and workshop materials and brochures.

    This sub-series consists of records related to retreat houses such as correspondence, finances, books of masses, photographs and plans of alterations, additions and layouts of the Star of the North Retreat House, scrapbooks, constitutions, general information, Codici Historici, acts of visits, anniversary documents, agreements, member lists, minutes, administration papers, hearings, programs, conscience meditations and exams, prayers, psalms, hymns, sermons, priest and ministry lists, conferences, workshops, recruitment materials, reports, statistics, questionnaires, comments, personnel lists, volunteer lists, studies, donations, contributions, register of retreatants, financial reports, fundraising campaigns, debts, loans, expenses, and articles.

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        The records are in English and French.

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        Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        PR1971.0220, PR1973.0248, PR1973.0399, PR1984.0400, PR2016.0001

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