A place apart in the middle of the city, here at Sabbath House you will find:
We welcome individuals for a private, personal day of renewal. We offer meeting space for small groups of 6 to 10 people. We sponsor events throughout the year, including Practice of Sabbath gatherings, Advent Evening Prayer, and Soup & Sabbath.
Donations are accepted:
Day with 1 meal – $15 per person
Day with 2 meals – $20 per person
Sabbath House is accessible by City Bus Routes 21 and 11.
Day in, day out, we do what we do here at Sabbath House. People come here for various reasons; we provide hospitality. We share life with neighbors. So once in a while, it’s encouraging to receive feedback from those around us.
This is some of what we heard:
by Sister Joan Tuberty
Sabbath time is all about rest and stillness. I have just returned from several days on the North Shore of Lake Superior where I felt the wondrous healing power of nature. It was early October so there was the spectacular array of color as leaves came to the end of their season and prepared to drop to the ground to nourish another season of growth. I experienced the movements and rhythms of nature allowing wind and waves in their ebb and flow to wash over my whole being, helping to release every tension of mind and body. It all felt effortless on my part except for showing up in the present moment of sunrise and sunset followed later by the moon and the drama of stars and planets. All of this took place in silence apart from the movement of the waves. In this beautiful natural setting I lived the experience of "The Big Book" of God’s revelation and easily responded with awe and wonder and praise. This is the stillness that makes it easy to know God. I am so grateful for this experience of healing and prayer but where I live is in the City. Where is one to find the time and place for stillness and renewal here?
Sabbath House is a place in the city which offers hospitality of warmth and a place of rest. To go there can provide a "step out of time," away from the push and pull of daily work and life, restoring your own natural rhythm of breathing and heartbeat. It fosters living in the present moment and experiencing the gentle and natural beauty that is also here in the city. "Resilience" is a new term and approach which brings together wisdom and science to foster harmony and balance in body, mind and soul. It acknowledges the gift of grace but also holds that there is much we can do to bring this about for ourselves and for our world. A Sabbath time of rest is one such practice which is both ancient and new. Sabbath House is here to welcome you when rest and stillness is what you need.