Booking Retreats & Events
We are currently redeveloping the Retreats & Events section of this website. Pending completion of this project bookings can be made using this Booking Form or by calling 1300 392 636 (EXAMEN).
Walking with God in Nature – Prayer Day
5 December 2020 Ferny Creek – Dandenongs, Vic
“In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks. Take a walk to feed the soul.” (John Muir).
This is an opportunity to spend a reflective day walking in silence within a group in Nature. The group will meet at the location at the beginning of the day. The walks will be in a variety of places in Nature around Melbourne and beyond. It will be led by at least two members of the Being with God in Nature team.
BYO: lunch, 1lt water, day pack, snacks, hat & sunblock, rain jacket, good walking shoes.
To download a copy of the flyer for this walk, click here.
To download a copy of the Being with God in Nature 2020 Program Booklet, click here.
Do you have a yearning to know God in a deeper way? To ‘Rise-Up’ with the Easter hope that is available for us all? Some of our offerings are listed below, but we are not restricted by the dates, so if the suggested dates don’t suit, just let us know what you would like and one of our directors will be able to accompany you. We will use Skype, Zoom, Facetime or telephone or in person – whatever works best for you. If the suggested cost for the retreat is not within your means, please let your spiritual director know.
3 to 8 Day Individually Guided Retreats
7 December to 14 December 2020
During these 3 to 8 day retreats your spiritual director will provide prayer material and accompany you for an hour each day in spiritual direction online or in person.
Suggested donation: $60 per day.
Bookings can be made by calling 1300 392 636 EXAMEN or by using this Booking Form,
The First Spiritual Exercises – over 4 Weeks
You are invited to pray for an hour each day with material supplied by your spiritual director, and taken from a series of retreats ‘Inner Peace…’ devised by Fr Michael Hansen SJ.
You will engage once a week with your director for guidance. Dates for this retreat negotiable.
Suggested donation: $60 per week
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 1300 392 636 to express your interest in this retreat.
The Full Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life over 30 weeks – Book now for 2021
Do you have the desire to deepen your relationship with God? The Spiritual Exercises are a life changing retreat and offer rich prayer material, different methods of discernment and the opportunity to discover the ways in which God is calling you at this particular time of your life.
What St Ignatius called the ’19th Annotation retreat’ runs for about 30 weeks and is called the Retreat in Daily Life. During this retreat you commit to an hour of prayer each day with set material and then each week you engage in spiritual direction for an hour. In person or online.
Suggested donation: $60 per week.
To download an application form Click here
Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius of Loyola at Sevenhill SA – 2021 Dates – 30 days Silent Retreat
Monday 15 February to Sunday 21 March 2021
Monday 14 June to Sunday 18 July 2021
Monday 11 October to Monday 15 November 2021
– at Sevenhill Centre of Ignatian Spirituality, Sevenhill South Australia
The Full Spiritual Exercises can be made over 33-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. For a confidential application form or more information, please contact Jesuit and Ignatian Spirituality Australia for an Application Form on 1300 392 636 or email email@example.com
Spiritual Exercises through the Arts with Online Group Direction
3, February 2021 – 15, September 2021
An Online Retreat via Zoom.
Have you heard about the Spiritual Exercises and wondered if they are for you? Using scripture, poetry and music this is a fresh and contemporary way to pray the Exercises over 30 weeks. If you have ever longed for a deeper relationship with the Holy One then the Exercises will be a wonderful forum for this growth. You will pray with set material each day for an hour, then once per week you will meet with your spiritual director, either within a small group or individually.
When: This retreat will commence with a group information hour on Wednesday 3rd February 2021 and conclude on 15th September 2021 (with a break during the week of 7-11th June). All sessions will be via Zoom, so whatever your location, this retreat is accessible for you.
Cost: $1000 which includes both group and individual spiritual direction. We will be using Grace Upon Grace by Marlene Marburg. This book guides us in savouring the Spiritual Exercises through the Arts. (Book is an additional $34).
Register your interest by emailing Mandy Lane firstname.lastname@example.org. You will then receive an application form which should be completed and returned before January 15th 2021. Each group will be capped to 4 people.
Kathleen Duffy – Drawn to Follow the Road of Fire: Teilhard & Struggle
17, October 2021 – 22, October 2021
Sr Kathleen, a Professor of Physics, is one of the leading experts on Teilhard de Chardin. She is the editor of Teilhard Studies for the American Teilhard Association. Kathleen has published two significant books on Teilhard – Teilhard’s Mysticism: Seeing the Inner Face of Evolution (2014) and Teilhard’s Struggle: Embracing the Work of Evolution (2019).
Melbourne: Iain Radvan (email@example.com)