MORSL lounge with student staff gathering around a table

Come visit! We're open on a drop-in basis for in-person services from 10 AM - 4 PM, Monday-Friday at 3610 McTavish.

Spirituality & Wellness Events, April 15 - 21, 2024


1:00 - 2:30 PM: Animal Therapy at the Student Wellness Hub: Come meet our wonderful Handlers and Dogs who are trained to provide you with comfort and stress relief. Hub Peer Supporters are also there to answer questions about the Student Wellness Hub's services.

2:00 - 5:00 PM: Volunteering with McGill and Concordia students: Cook for Resilience Montreal Session 2: Join MORSL and our colleagues at the Multi-faith and Spirituality Centre of Concordia University in cooking baked goods to donate to Resilience Montreal and help fight food insecurity in Montreal.

4:00 - 6:00 PM: morsl [at] (subject: Mysticism%20gathering%20April%2015%2C%204-6pm, body: RSVP%20for%20this%20event) (Mysticism discussion at MORSL) Interested in learning more about mysticism? Come meet others who are curious and let's explore together! We will discuss mystic practices and experiences across faith traditions. This is a student-led series of gatherings MORSL will host in our calming Meditation and Prayer Space. Email us to let us know you are coming!

6:15 - 7:00 PM: Free Vinyasa Yoga with McGill Recreation: An energizing practice linking breath with movement. Flows will consist of breath work, sun salutations and all geared towards exploring a specific pose. Prepare to be energized and deepen your yoga practice. All levels welcomed! Check out more free stressbusting classes on McGill Recreations' website.

6:30 PM: Our People Will Be Healed Film Screening: Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin is one of the world’s most acclaimed Indigenous film directors. Join us for a screening and Q+A for her 2017 award-winning film, Our People Will Be Healed, about how a Cree community in Manitoba was enriched through the power of education.


10:00 AM - 1:00 PMArt Hive Open Studio: Join us to re-imagine and co-create a place where artistic expression flourishes. Come play and explore your imagination, gather, and make spontaneous connections.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Mindfulness and Self Compassion Workshop: Research has supported that mindfulness and self-compassion are linked to increases in one’s overall wellbeing. This group is intended for students who are thinking about slowing down, being more mindful, and less critical of themselves- but do not know how to!

5:30 - 6:15 PM: Free Vinyasa Flow Yoga with McGill Recreation: Vinyasa Flow is associated with dynamic kind of Yoga. Vinyasa means the connection between yoga poses (asanas) and breath, creating a continuous flow of movement. The practice embraces flexibility and cardiovascular activity that contributes to enhancing immunity, supporting cardiovascular health and uplifting the mood. Check out more free stressbusting classes on McGill Recreations' website.

6:30 - 7:20 PM: Feldenkrais for Students at the Schulich School of Music: Feldenkrais lessons help reduce tension and effort, overcome and prevent performance-related injuries, and bring relief from aches and pains. Lessons are 50 minutes long. Students attend a single class or the series.


9:00 - 5:00 PM: Montreal Biblical Colloquium on African Ecological Hermeneutics: The colloquium will explore diverse topics, including, but not limited to, African religions; African hermeneutics; decolonization; climate change; African eco-theology; African indigenous knowledge, leadership, and environmental care, among others. The overarching objective is to critically examine and elucidate the core principles and distinctive attributes of African biblical hermeneutics, deeply rooted in African culture, religion, and tradition.

4:00 - 5:30 PM: Plant Propagation with MUGS: Help us welcome in spring!! Join us and Michelle in Burnside 308. Be sure to bring a jar (for your clippings) and a mug (for cocoa/juice).

4:00 - 5:00 PM: Quaker Meditation meets and practices in MORSL's Meditation and Prayer Space in 36-3 3610 McTavish. No registration required but spots are limited.

5:15 PM: Come see John Witcombe at St Martha's Chapel! The Dean of Coventry Cathedral, will be leading the Coventry Litany of Reconciliation at Taizé which starts at 5:15pm. After the service, there will be a dinner where Dean John will speak to us about the Community of the Cross of Nails and Coventry Cathedral's continuing work of reconciliation in the Anglican Communion. This event replaces the usual Wednesday Bible Study. This event is free; donations towards supper are welcome. Register in order to stay for dinner.



12:00 - 2:00 PM: Soup and Bagel lunch at the Newman Centre (3484 Peel). Affordable, $5.

1:00 - 2:30 PM: Animal Therapy at the Student Wellness Hub: Come meet our wonderful Handlers and Dogs who are trained to provide you with comfort and stress relief. Hub Peer Supporters are also there to answer questions about the Student Wellness Hub's services.

5:35 PMWeekly Quran Class for the Brothers offered by McGill MSA at the MSA Prayer Room (SSMU Room B-09)

7:00 - 9:00 PM: Chapbook Launch: Minder by Madelaine Caritas Longman at the Museum of Jewish Montreal: You are invited to join us for the launch of Madelaine Caritas Longman’s chapbook, Minder, featuring a poetry reading by Madelaine Caritas Longman, David B. Goldstein and Melanie Power. Arising from the author’s lived experience, Minder explores the nuances of life as a neurodivergent queer Jewish person: how can one build a spiritual practice when one struggles with compulsive prayer?

7:30 PM: MSA's Seerah Classes will inshAllah take place every Thursday in room 106 (right next to the lounge) of the SSMU Building (3480 McTavish Street) with Sheikh Hasan Mian.


MSA Friday Prayers are happening weekly. Visit their Facebook Page for the latest updates and registration forms.

Friday Prayers are also now held by Mac Campus's Graduate Student Society. Watch their Instagram account for details.

12:00 - 3:00 PM: Comics as Care: Join PhD Candidate and Public Scholar Amy Mazowita for an afternoon of comics-making and conversation about all things mental health. This two-part event will begin with a mental health-focused comics-making workshop led by author and illustrator Sandra Dumais. A collaborative group discussion between speakers and attendees will follow.

3:00 PM: Weekly Quran Class for the Sisters offered by McGill MSA at Room 420 in the SSMU Building.

7:30 PM: Shabbat Dinner weekly with McGill Chabad. Register on their website to participate or text Shabbat to 514-613-3254 to RSVP.


10:15 AM: Shabbat morning services at Temple Emanu-el-Beth Sholom

10:30 AM: Shabbat morning services with Chabad McGill.

10:30 AM: Shabbat morning services at Hillel house. Check out the link in their Instagram bio to sign up to read Torah or lead a prayer

1:00 PM: The UCC's second annual Earth Summit will feature celebrated author and activist Bill McKibben delivering the Jim Antal Keynote Lecture with the title, "Energy from Heaven or Energy from Hell?"


Looking for Sunday church services and other recurring faith gatherings on Sundays? Check MORSL's Spiritual Community and Worship Page

6:00– 8:30 PM: Cathedral @6 Cathedral@6 is a bilingual, ecumenical Communion service, planned and led by young adults but open to all ages. Happening at Christ Church Cathedral, 635 Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal, QC H3A 2B8, Canada (map)


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