Anemki-Wadj Anameogamik Centre

(Thunder Mountain-Spiritual Grounds)

Come and see a pilgrimage transpire

Mission Statement

"To provide a Sacred Place that is open to all who seek Spiritual Guidance and enrichment."

Our Humble Beginnings

The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius (Annotation #19) were conducted at St. Anne’s and Kitchitwa Kateri churches, ended with a weekend retreat at Fr. Kroker and Fr. Murray’s log cabins at Sandy Beach on the Fort William First Nation. The lack of indoor bath and washroom facilities deterred several participants from remaining on site overnight.

In 2008, Father Larry Kroker s.j. and Fr. Michael Murray s.j., planned and initiated the structure of a suitable Spiritual Centre to resolve the problem, hiring the timber framer Paul McNabb who began the floor and timber frame structure that summer, Deacon Richard Baxter for the construction consult and and electrical work, then carpenter Stewart Collins and crew who closed it in. Don Tribe and Fred Morgan assisted in completing the interior.

Anemki-Wadj Retreat Centre Initial Foundation

About our Centre

The Centre nestles on a beautiful bay on Lake Superior with a panoramic view of The Sleeping Giant and the Welcome Islands.

Located at 785 Grand Point Road, Fort William First Nations it provides an opportunity to interact with nature in a setting of peace and solitude. Three unique, rustic facilities are available to accommodate different and diverse needs.


Spiritual development, retreats and workshops can be fully personalized to meet you or your groups needs.

  • Available all year.
  • All cabins are equipped with fireplaces.
  • Main cabin is fully modernized with kitchen facilities and sleeps 5-7.
  • Spiritual direction available.

In addition to regular programming we welcome community requests.

Anemki-Wadj Retreat Centre

The Vision

To provide spiritual development and spiritual direction within the indigenous culture.

Spiritual Development:

Retreats and Workshops can be fully personalized to meet group dynamics and need. The Centre is available from March til Nov. Winter months may be available upon request. The Main cabin is fully modernized with kitchen and washroom facilities.

Spiritual Direction

Spiritual direction may be available for certain groups using the Centre. Please inquire as to who is available when booking.


Group Photo at Retreat Centre

Booking a Retreat

Individual Retreats

Day: $15 per day per person.
Overnight: $50 per night per person.

Please contact Penny at 807-631-7467 or for more information.

Group Retreats

Contact Penny for group rates based on financial ability.

News & Updates

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For upcoming retreats and availability please view the Anemki-Wadj Calendar.


To Continue our Ministry at the Centre we need your HELP with donations Please give generously BECAUSE “OUR PEOPLE COUNT

Fundraising Items

We are taking orders until Dec.01/2022

$10 - Bookmark Cross - Homemade

$10 - Angel of Love - Homemade

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Inside the Retreat Centre


Contact Information

Board Members:

Director: Penny Fitzpatrick
Phone: 807-631-7467

Grounds & Maintenance: Arden Bruyere

Spiritual Director: Fr. Gerry McDougall S.J.

Please call 807-631-7467 for more information and to book your reflection and retreat day.