The Belmont Priory is Emmaus' Community's common space for hospitality and prayer.
Located in our Fernwood neighbourhood in a house where a few of our members live, the self-contained suite contains the Emmaus Community Chapel, a retreat / visiting bedroom with queen sized bed, a washroom with clawfoot tub, a fully functional kitchen, laundry facilities and the Emmaus Community Library.
In addition to common prayer, the chapel is available for use for personal prayer and meditation. The library specializes in books on monasticism, new monasticism, theology, social and environmental justice, mission, Church renewal and Christian prayer and spirituality.
We encourage visitors to participate in the common life of the community, including joining us for open meals, formation, weekday prayer, or attending the AbbeyChurch.
Other than morning prayer and some evening events, the space is usually a quiet space for retreat and renewal.
We don't offer spiritual direction, but can potentially connect you with directors or mentors. Members of the community can also be on hand to talk about our community life.
Due to allergies, animals (other than certified guide animals) can't stay. We regret that due to one step, the space is not fully accesisble.
Families and children are welcome and we can set up a second mattress in the library.
If you're interested in staying in the space, please email us with your request. There is a suggested donation of $50 per night to stay.