Lac Bouchette - A Holy Spirit in a Healthy Body

September 9 to 11, 2022 (3 days / 2 nights)

Pilgrimage to the Hermitage of Saint Anthony with Father Nehemiah Prybinski, ofm


Type : Aux sources de la foi
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Profil : Détente et ressourcement


Profil : Pèlerinage chrétien



Stay at the Ermitage Saint-Antoine, located on the shores of Lake Bouchette and in the heart of nature. Discover the many attractions of the site, including the Saint-Antoine tower, the chapels and the Saint-Michel Archange grotto, a replica of the one in Lourdes. Participate in the services, the new immersive multimedia show Origine ($ option) and take advantage of the site’s trails for a nature walk. Excellent for stopping and taking stock in an atmosphere of peace and beauty. Visits to the Village of Val-Jalbert and the Saint-Félicien zoo are included.



  • Guided tour of the Saint-Antoine hermitage with its heritage buildings
  • Mass and prayers with the Capuchins
  • Small train ride through the trails of the Saint-Félicien Zoo


The most

  • Rooms classified 3 stars with private bathroom
  • Daily and local menus at the Hermitage restaurant overlooking the lake
  • Trails and a beautiful beach less than a kilometer away
  • Père Néhémie Prybinski. ofm

    Père Néhémie Prybinski. ofm

    Originally from Poland, he obtained his Master’s degree in theology from the Pontifical Academy in Krakow. He then specialized in homiletics and computer science. He is also a passionate photographer ( member/photosmirek). He has been a Franciscan since 1987 and a priest since 1994. He has worked in parishes as a retreat preacher and in schools (high schools) as a catechist. For about fifteen years, he was a missionary in Madagascar and Mauritius. In 2009, he arrived in Canada. He animates recollections, retreats, and is director of the Frederic Janssoone Center and responsible for the Franciscan community in Montreal.


    9:00 am: Departure from the Franciscan house (5750 Rosemont Blvd, Montreal, H1T 2H2). 11:00 am: Stop in Trois Rivières to visit the museum of Good Father Frederic, co-founder of the Shrine at Cap de la Madeleine. His tomb now resides in the Chapel of Saint-Antoine, at the Franciscans in Trois-Rivières. Bring your lunch which will be taken on site. Departure at 1:00 pm. 4:30 pm: Arrival at Lac Bouchette and check-in. 5:30 p.m.: Supper in the dining room 7:00 p.m.: Guided tour of the site and of the Saint-Antoine chapel 8:30 p.m.: Animated activity (music, song or theater according to the activities proposed by the site).


    07h00 : Possibilité de participer à la prière des Capucins suivie de la messe (chapelle des Capucins). 07h45 : Déjeuner (disponible à partir de 7h00). 8h45 : Départ pour Val-Jalbert : balade en trolley, spectacle immersif sur l’histoire du village, téléphérique pour une vue spectaculaire des chutes, dîner sur place compris (boîte à lunch). 12h30 : Départ pour le zoo de Saint-Félicien. 13h15 : Observation de la collation donnée aux oiseaux (si les mesures sanitaires du moment le permettent). Visite du Parc des sentiers en nature en train. Film multi-sensoriel. 16h00 : Départ pour l’ermitage Saint-Antoine. 17h30 : Souper à la cafétéria. 18h30 : Temps libre – possibilité d’aller à la messe (Chapelle Mariale). 20h30 : Activité animée (musique, chant ou théâtre selon les activités proposées par le site).


    07h00 : Possibilité de participer à la prière des Capucins suivie de la messe (chapelle des Capucins). 08h00 : Déjeuner (disponible entre 7h00 et 10h00). 09H00 : Entretien sur le thème l’Esprit Saint dans notre vie. Reste de la matinée libre pour profiter des lieux : randonnée en nature, baignade dans le lac, visite du musée etc. 12h00 : Dîner à la salle à manger. 13h00 : Départ pour Montréal. 18h30 : Arrivée approximative.

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  • Prix régulier : 650$ /pers. (in double occupancy)
  • Single room supplement : + 84$ (**Depending on availability – Limited quantity **)
    * Spiritours offers the possibility of matching. If we are unable to match you, Spiritours will assume the additional costs for registrations made more than 60 days before departure, but reserves the right to match you during the trip if necessary.


• Transportation by air-conditioned minibus, – 2 nights at the Saint-Antoine hermitage, including six meals, – All activities mentioned in the program, – The services of a Spiritours guide, – All taxes,


• Travel insurance, – One dinner on the way (day 1) – Tips for the driver and the guide – Personal expenses. – The contribution to the FICAV of the OPC, of 0.35% (equivalent to 3.50$ per 1000$)


Registration deadline: August 9, 2022 (or when the maximum number of passengers is reached). Possibilité de s’inscrire après cette date, des frais supplémentaires peuvent être appliqués.


To register
You can register online or download and fill out the PDF form and send it to us with an initial payment of 25%, plus full insurance, if applicable. Please register as soon as possible as space is limited (see below). Please contact us to find out your insurance premium.


Number of participants
Minimum 15 – Maximum 40


Required documentation
The Covid-19 vaccine passport is required, according to government measures in effect at the time of publication of this document.


For more information please contact
Nadine Robillard (514) 374-7965, ext.205


Additional resources and information:

Read our blog post L’Ermitage Saint Antoine : a refuge for the soul


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