A Place of Prayer and Contemplation in the Marist Way

Guests, friends and local residents are invited to join us for our community prayer. We gather for morning prayer and meditation weekdays at 7:15am. Weekend and evening prayer times do vary. Visit The Hermitage for a personal retreat or come walk the Labyrinth, pray The Stations of The Cross or spend some prayer time in our Chapel.



The Hermitage offers a variety of Directed and Conference style retreats. We have Spiritual Directors available to support those wishing to spend some time in prayer. For further details please contact The Hermitage on (02) 4872 1911.

The Brothers and Staff of the La Valla Hermitage Community look forward to welcoming you to our spiritual oasis in The Southern Highlands.

Br Bill Sullivan, Director


Each of us needs an opportunity to be alone and silent, to find space in the day or the week, just to reflect and to listen to the voice of God that speaks deep within us. Our search for God is only our response to his search for us. He knocks at our door, but for many people their lives are too preoccupied for them to be able to hear.

Cardinal Basil Hume

The Hermitage Mittagong