The Full Spiritual Exercises
Sunday 16 June – Sunday 21 July
The Full Spiritual Exercises can be made over 30-40 days as an individually-directed live-in retreat. In an atmosphere of prayerful silence and surrender, one is drawn into a deeper relationship with God through daily prayer, reflection, liturgy and spiritual direction. Contact us for an Application Form.
To deepen your relationship with God, we offer you silence, a peaceful ambience, a spiritual director and ample time for prayer and reflection. There is no input or group work, just silence and Spiritual Direction for you to hear God’s word.
6-Day Silent Directed Retreat – Wed 16 January, 5:30pm to Wed 23 January, 9am
3-Day, 6-Day or 8-Day Silent Directed Retreat – between Mon 25 March, 5:30pm & Wed 3 April, 9am
3-Day, 6-Day or 8-Day Silent Directed Retreat – between Mon 26 August, 5:30pm & Wed 4 September, 9am
6-Day Silent Directed Retreat – Fri 8 November, 5:30pm & Fri 15 November, 9am
8-Day Silent Directed Retreat – Mon 2 December, 5:30pm & Wed 11 December, 9am
Fanning into a Flame the Gift of Your Life – Colleen Leonard SGS & Marg Moore RSM
Sunday 27 October, 5:30pm – Saturday 4 November, 9am
This six-day silent directed retreat will provide opportunity to deepen your relationship with God, through silence, a spiritual director and time for prayer. There will be a short reflective session to begin each day giving opportunity to ‘fan into a flame’ your life experiences through the lens of Ignatian spirituality.
Eating as Contemplative Practice – led by Elizabeth Delbridge
Friday 8 March, 7pm – Sunday 10 March, 3pm
Food is a gift from God to nourish and sustain us. However, food and drink can be one of the created things we rely on more than God. How might we be spiritually free in relation to food? How do we decide what to eat? What does eating and drinking mean in my continuing relationship with God and Creation? Hear what Ignatius says in his eight guidelines for eating and reflectively explore their relevance for today.
Through the Cracks the Light Gets In – led by Dave Ryan SJ and Annmaree Sutton
Friday 22 March, 7pm – Sunday 24 March, 3pm
While society tells us that cracks are a sign of weakness and imperfection, our faith story actually tells us something quite different. Come along and make some space to look at the cracks in your own life, ponder them and the possibility of God’s healing and transforming presence in the midst of our humanity. Shaped by our experience at Corpus Christi Community, Greenvale, this is a silent themed retreat with space for quite reflection and prayer.
Creation and Science : An Ignatian Perspective – led by Br. Guy Consolmagno SJ
Friday 3 May, 7:30pm – Sunday 5 May, 3pm
Venue: Holy Cross Centre, Templestowe
Br Guy is an American research astronomer, Jesuit brother, and Director of the Vatican Observatory. Br Guy has written many books, the latest title being Would you Baptise an Extraterrestrial?
A broken Church for a broken world – led by Jacinta Bright & Terry Fanning
Saturday 25 May, 9:30am to 4pm
In a time when many church people feel bewilderment, shame, anger and despair; as our longing for a Christ centred church feels more urgent and palpable than ever, what are we to become? This day of reflection invites us to consider our vulnerability as gift, painful as that might be, so that the Spirit might transform us, at this time, to be a church of integrity; a church for the margins; the broken body of Christ for, in and with a broken world.
In Conversation with the Trinity of Love – led by Elizabeth Delbridge
Friday 31 May, 7pm – Sunday 2 June, 3pm
Ignatius had a vision of the Trinity as “like three keys on a keyboard”. John of Ruusbroec describes his prayer experience of the Trinity as “the twirling of the three in an active unity.” Teresa of Avilla has a vision of the Trinity with a deep inner knowing but does not attempt to explain it as she is lost for words! How might we engage in prayerful conversation with the Holy Three using images that emerge from and enhance our prayer?
What is God Asking of Me? – led by Terry Fanning
Friday 9 August, 7pm – Sunday 11 August, 3pm
The Prodigal Son – led by Anne Priestly RSM and Annmaree Sutton
Friday 20 September, 7pm – Sunday 22 September, 3pm
Using this beautifully human parable of mercy, as Luke narrates it, we can see ourselves as God’s prodigal children and we can come to understand more deeply our actions, reactions and emotions as we grow in our desire of an intimate relationship with God. In our time together, we can open ourselves to receive the deeply merciful love of our God, who is always waiting for us.
Honouring the Sacred in Our Midst – led by Anne Boyd & Pat Long
Friday 11 October, 7pm – Sunday 13 October, 3pm
Women’s Spirituality Weekend – led by Terry Fanning & Jacinta Bright
Friday 18 October, 7pm – Sunday 20 October, 3pm
Have you reached a plateau in your life? Where do you go from here? This weekend for women will honour and celebrate your life so far and will help you to find meaning in the next part of your journey. We will draw from the stories of women in scripture as we reflect on our own lives and discern where God might be leading us.
Cosmic Sparks: Igniting a Re-enchantment with the Sacred – led by Margie Abbott RSM
Friday 29 November, 7pm – Sunday 1 December, 3pm
Other Retreats & Events
Walking with Jesus as on the Way to Emmaus
Sunday 24 March to Sunday 31 March 201
Venue: South Gippsland – Cost: $1,500
Registration by 9 January 2019 (10% early-bird discount for bookings by 10 December 2018)
The Emmaus Walking Retreat is a seven day Walking Retreat in South Gippsland Victoria, from San Remo to Welshpool. The walk takes us along the George Bass Coastal Walk, Bass Coast Rail Trail, and the Great Southern Rail Trail.
To download flyer, click here.
Walking with Inigo: The Ignatian Camino
Dates for 2019:
- 13 May (meeting at 7pm at Hotel Arrupe in Loyola) to 29 May (flight back home in the morning after breakfast)
- 12 September (meeting at 7pm at Hotel Arrupe in Loyola) to 11 Oct (flight back home in the morning after breakfast)
For bookings or more information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tropical Wilderness Retreat – with the Being with God in Nature Ministry Team
Monday 15 July to Monday 22 July
A Six Day Walking Retreat based in Cairns Queensland. To download flyer, click here.
Cape Woolami Prayer Day Walk – with the Being with God in Nature Ministry Team
Saturday 5 October, 9am to 4pm