RETREAT & SPIRITUALITY PROGRAMS

 

In addition to the retreat and spirituality programs facilitated and presented by outside groups, a number of Province programs are conducted here each year by the Marist Ministries Office…

ACCOMPANIMENT OR SPIRITUAL DIRECTION

Spiritual Direction in the christian tradition has a long and honoured place in the history of our Church. Spiritual Direction is a relationship of ‘Spiritual Companionship’ where one person (the Spiritual Director) prayerfully and respectfully listens to another (the Directee).

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PRIVATE RETREATS

The Hermitage offers retreats for those seeking some time in prayer. Accompaniment or Spiritual Direction is available for retreatants, or guests may choose to take some time for a private retreat. Catering or self-catering is available. Please contact the office to make enquiries for retreat availability.

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CARE FOR THE SOUL RETREATS

Care for the Soul retreats are a three-day opportunity to pause and reflect on our life and ministry. There will be a time of common prayer, as well as opportunities given for spiritual direction.

"A plus, five stars. A perfect retreat, in ways both expected and unexpected. All sessions and all members of the team were wonderful. Thanks for a simple, authentic time."

“A transforming experience. The words thank you do not say enough. When else have I felt the presence of God so deeply in my life.”

“Thank you for this wonderful experience that I will now apply in my everyday life and ministry.”

“I did one of these retreat’s last year and feel I need to do something like this every 6 months. Thank you.”

“I really enjoyed the time here in this holy place. I enjoyed the way in which both Br Bill’s guided my experience. I am happy I came.”

“The spiritual wisdom shared from much spiritual reading was helpful. Many gems in the quotes and input.”

“Another wonderful retreat, I am looking forward to the next one.”

"Thank you for this retreat. The balanced, paced, varied experience has greatly touched and guided my spirit."

CONTEMPLATIVE RETREAT

The four-day Contemplative Retreat is a unique opportunity to enter the silence to pray and listen to what the Lord is saying to us. There are opportunities for spiritual direction during these days.

HERMITAGE RETREATS 2018

  1.   CARE FOR THE SOUL 1                          Friday, 9 March (5.00pm) – Sunday, 11 March (11.00am) – 12 places available
  2.   A JOURNEY WITH THE MYSTICS          Thursday, 22 March (9.00am – 3.00pm) – 30 places available
  3.   SAVOURING THE SILENCE                    Friday, 25 May (5.00pm) – Sunday, 27 May (11.00am) – 12 places available
  4.   CARE FOR THE SOUL 1                          Friday, 22 June (5.00pm) – Sunday, 24 June (11.00am) – 12 places available
  5.   CARE FOR THE SOUL 1                          Thursday, 2 August (5.00pm) – Saturday, 4 August (11.00am) – 11 places available
  6.   CARE FOR THE SOUL 2                          Thursday, 23 August (5.00pm) – Saturday, 25 August (11.00am) – 14 places available
  7.   A JOURNEY WITH THE MYSTICS          Thursday, 20 September (9.00am – 3.00pm) – 30 places available
  8.   CARE FOR THE SOUL 1                          Thursday, 29 November (5.00pm) – Saturday, 1 December (11.00am) – 14 places available
  9.   SAVOURING THE SILENCE                    Wednesday, 5 December (5.00pm) – Saturday, 8 December (11.00am) – 16 places available

CARE FOR THE SOUL 1  –  $370
This Care For The Soul 1 retreat offers participants a quiet and reflective space away from the busy nature of daily life. The retreat includes a variety of input, prayer experiences,  spiritual accompaniment and the Eucharist. This is a silent and reflective retreat experience.

CARE FOR THE SOUL 2  –  $370
A similar pattern to the Care For The Soul 1 retreat. This retreat offers participants an opportunity to enrich and deepen their spiritual journey.

A JOURNEY WITH THE CHRISTIAN MYSTICS  –  $60
This is a one day program which will consider the meaning of the Mystical Tradition, the elements/qualities of the life of the Mystics, with a practical consideration of up to 4 of the well known mystics of our tradition.

SAVOURING THE SILENCE  $370 (2 nights) / $490 (3 nights)
This is a guided retreat with spiritual accompaniment. There will be some daily input and a variety of prayer experiences. The Eucharist will be available during the retreat.

For more information about these retreats contact our office on 02 4872 1911