Valleyfield, Canada, Jan 30, 2005 / 22:00 pm
Canada’s largest Opus Dei centre recently got bigger. The Manoir de Beaujeu, a retreat and conference centre located 30 miles west of Montreal in the Diocese of Valleyfield, underwent a $10-million expansion that includes a formation center for young women in the field of hospitality management.
This is the second phase of expansion at the Manoir de Beaujeu. The first phase added rooms to the retreat center for a total of 23. Opus Dei is planning to add more rooms in a third phase of expansion, but this has been put on hold due to funding.
The new 45,000-square-foot center houses the Soulanges Hospitality Management Center, which serves the retreatants who come to the Manoir de Beaujeu each year.
The new wing consists of four buildings overlooking a courtyard and includes a large kitchen, a dining hall, an oratory, accommodations for 20 people, a library and a fitness room.