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A CENTRE OF SPIRITUALITY

We invite you to join us on the Southern Highlands
to pause and refresh your soul…

CARE FOR THE SOUL RETREAT

 

The Care for the Soul Retreat is an adult retreat experience offering an opportunity for deepening and integrating prayer, mission and service.These retreats will provide an opportunity for participants to experience input, reflection time, journaling, different styles of prayer (including Eucharist), and the opportunity to meet with a spiritual director.

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The Hermitage is inspired by a way of living the Gospel, entrusted to us by Marcellin Champagnat – Presence, Simplicity, Family Spirit, Love of Work and following in The Way of Mary. Accordingly, it is a spiritual haven where those who come have the space for prayer and reflection, and the opportunity to listen to the Lord in our nurturing environment.

The way of life at The Hermitage is unpretentious, simple and rustic. Visitors and pilgrims contribute to the practical everyday life of the community and identify with the Marist mission to make Jesus known and loved. It is a place of vitality and action, a working property which invites people to contribute to and participate in its life, and like Mary, give witness to God’s action among us.

Retreat & Spirituality Programs

Most retreat and spirituality programs at The Hermitage are facilitated and presented
by the group that has booked the facility.
However, a number of Province programs are conducted
here each year by the Marist Ministries Office.

FIND OUT MORE

  • School Retreats
  • Marist Youth Forums
  • Marist Student Leaders Weekends
  • Staff Spirituality Days
  • Parish Retreats
  • Private Retreats
  • Father / Son Weekends
  • Taize Prayer Evenings
  • Young Adult Ministries

Chapel of the Visitation 


Well worth a visit, the Chapel of the Visitation was fully refurbished in 2006 to mark a century of Marist presence at Mittagong. Originally built in a neo-gothic style in 1926, the chapel was the focus of daily prayer and Eucharist for the novice Brothers in formation when the Novitiate was here. Today, the chapel is open to pilgrims, guests and visitors for personal prayer and reflection. Guest groups usually arrange to use the chapel as part of their program.

CHAPEL FEATURES

Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink.
Streams of living water will flow from the believer’s heart.
We become streams of living water.

St Marcellin ChampagnatWater From the Rock

WHEN VISITING, BROWSE OUR HANDICRAFT AND BOOK SELECTIONS,

TRY OUR DELICIOUS HOMEMADE PRESERVES AND

TASTE SOME OF OUR EXQUISITE WINES!