In 2004  - we moved into our first Upper Room Home in Cornwall at the: 

      Marguerite Bourgeoys Centre,
      800 -12th Street East,
      Cornwall, Ontario.
      K6H 3B5

On November 22, 2004, Bishop Paul-Andre Durocher met with Sister Rosemary O'Toole and Shirley Lagrue and requested that The Upper Room Home of Prayer establish a new foundation in the Alexandria-Cornwall diocese. The ministry of on-going spiritual direction was offered by Shirley Lagrue, one of our bi-lingual spiritual directors who lives in Cornwall. We created a refreshed and renewed Spiritual Direction Room within the Marguerite Bourgeoys Centre located at 800-12th Street East in Cornwall.  


An information meeting was held on Sunday May 1, 2005 in the Conference Room of the Marguerite Bourgeoys Centre.The UPPER ROOM Spiritual Direction Room was opened and blessed by Father Halle. Some thirty parishioners from the area joined us for a prayerful afternoon of welcome and sharing.

  In 2006 we re-located THE UPPER ROOM (CORNWALL) to: 

  Campus de Cornwall, 124 Anthony Street, Cornwall, Ontario.

In November 2006 we were informed that Bishop Durocher was establishing an adoration Chapel at the Marguerite Bourgeoys Centre. The Diocesan Council offered to relocate The Upper Room office and have the ministry continue within the Diocese. After a couple months of searching for a new location,  Shirley phoned to tell us that we were offered rent-free this beautiful classroom at the Adult Education School on Anthony Street.

So on Sunday, February 4, 2007, some of our Upper Room community of husbands and wives came down to Cornwall and gave the room a beautiful transformation. It was with great joy that we blessed Shirley and prayed for all those who would come to this beautiful oasis space to listen to the mystery of God working in their lives.

 cornwall room

On Sunday, May 6th, 2007, we planned a "Meet and Greet" - an open house for the people of Cornwall and area. A small group joined us for a blessing and information sharing about the ministry of spiritual direction. The room is large enough to host small days or evenings of reflection and/or small study groups.

On Sunday, October 18, 2009, we held another “Meet and Greet” – an open house for the people of Cornwall and surrounding area. There was an opportunity to meet our spiritual directors and ask them questions. We enjoyed casual conversation and light refreshments.
On Sunday, October 14, 2012, we set up a ministry table at the grand opening of the AGORA CENTRE. Several folks stopped by to chat, ask questions and pick up brochures.
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Eleanor Weldon, Shirley Lagrue, Sr. Rosemary O'Toole                    Shirley explains the blessing service. 

On October 31, 2014, THE UPPER ROOM made another re-location.
The whole Campus de Cornwall has now closed, so the one large room within the Campus that we used for spiritual direction visits, is no longer available. Shirley will visit with her directees - by appointment- in her home as many of our other directors do here in Ottawa. Thanks to Shirley and her team there who dismanted the room. The furniture and library books were distributed among the local French and English parishes.   

 To begin spiritual direction, please call 

                                                   Shirley Lagrue         613-933-5520                                                  

        See the Alexandria-Cornwall Diocese website information: