Retreat 2017

To download a copy of the 2017 program for all Centres of Ignatian Spirituality, please click here.

Campion’s retreats for 2017 are outlined below. Please click here to book in to any of these 2017 retreats.

 


June 2017

 

Listen with Your Heart  (Prayer Day in Mandarin)
With Theresa Ma

Saturday 3 June, 9.30am – 4.30pm

Cost: $90 (lunch inclusive)

“Be still and know that I am God.” – Ps. 46:10                                                                                                                                              This one day retreat will lead you to experience God through deep listening to your heart. There will be guided contemplation, personal time of praying with the Word of God, experiencing God in nature and group sharing. We will also offer you opportunity for Spiritual Direction.

 

Seasons of The Heart  (Prayer Afternoon)
With Mandy Lane

Monday 5 June, 1pm – 3pm

Cost: $25

Come aside and rest awhile…. Mark 6:31                                                                                                                                              These contemplative prayer afternoons invite you to go deeper in your relationship with God. There will be times of silence and personal prayer together with group sharing as we gently explore different methods of prayer. Please bring a journal with you.

 

Called into Life (3days, silent, individual-directed)
With Margaret Claver FCJ

Monday 5 June, 5.30pm – Friday 9 June, 9am

Cost: $400 (live-in) or $280 (live-out)

Inner Peace in Friendship with Jesus – a Taste of this First Spiritual Exercises Retreat, where I become aware that I live in the stream of God’s love and can allow God to teach me about friendship, by meeting the gentle human face of God in Jesus. ‘Some friends play at friendship but a true friend sticks closer than one’s nearest kin’ (Proverbs 18:24). Using sacred symbols for each exercise, we begin with the first acts of Divine friendship; the creation of the universe and ourselves, and end with the last act of friendship; our eternal union with the Trinity. In the core of the retreat, we pray ‘friendship’ exercises that help people we know in need. Come and experience this journey into Divine friendship.

 

Listening to Turning Earth (Prayer Evening)
With Tim Moloney CFC

Tuesday 13 June, 7.30pm – 9pm

Cost: $20

Four evening sessions of ninety minutes each to sit and contemplate the seasons of our Earth. Using images and reflections from writers in the field, we will sit prayerfully to honour the Earth and its evolving changes in our temperate climate.

 

Full Spiritual Exercises (30-Day Silent Directed Retreat)
With Retreat Team 

Sunday 18 June, 5.30pm – Friday 21 July, 9am

Cost: $4500 (live-in)

Please click here for more information on the Full Spiritual Exercises.

 


July 2017

 

Seasons of The Heart  (Prayer Afternoon)
With Mandy Lane

Monday 3 July, 1pm – 3pm

Cost: $25

Come aside and rest awhile…. Mark 6:31                                                                                                                                              These contemplative prayer afternoons invite you to go deeper in your relationship with God. There will be times of silence and personal prayer together with group sharing as we gently explore different methods of prayer. Please bring a journal with you.

 

Who Stole the Joy? (Weekend themed retreat)
With Marea Richardson

Friday 28 July, 7pm – Sunday 30 July, 3pm 

Cost: $250 (live-in) or $180 (live-out)

There are many and varied experiences of Loss in our lives that cause us to grieve. Each of us responds to this grieve in our own unique way. This gentle and supportive weekend will be an opportunity to recognise the role these losses have played in our lives, often impacting us emotionally, spiritually, psychologically and physically. Music, scripture and creative expression will be used to enable participants to come to a place of deeper peace.

 


August 2017

 

Through The Cracks The Light Gets In (Weekend themed retreat)
With Jacinta Bright

Friday 4 August, 7pm – Sunday 6 August, 3pm 

Cost: $250 (live-in) or $180 (live-out)

While society tells us that our 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. This is a silent themed retreat, shaped by the Team’s experience at Corpus Christi Community, Greenvale, with space for quiet reflection and prayer.

 

Seasons of The Heart (Prayer Afternoon)
With Mandy Lane

Monday 7 August, 1pm – 3pm

Cost: $25

Come aside and rest awhile…. Mark 6:31                                                                                                                                              These contemplative prayer afternoons invite you to go deeper in your relationship with God. There will be times of silence and personal prayer together with group sharing as we gently explore different methods of prayer. Please bring a journal with you.

 

Eight Day Silent Directed Retreat
With Retreat Team

Wednesday 16 August, 5.30pm – Friday 25 August, 9am

Cost: $1000 (live-in)

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.

 

Season of Creation: Laudato Si – Care for our Common Home (4-weeks reflective seminar)
With Peter Saunders 

Wednesday, 30 Aug, 6 Sep, 13 Sep, 20 Sep, 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Cost: $100

The universe unfolds in God, who fills it completely. Hence there is a mystical meaning to be found in a leaf, in a mountain trail, in a dew drop, in a poor person’s face.” Pope Francis – Laudato Si.                                                                                                                          This small group seminar will prayerfully reflect n Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment – Laudato Si – and how it can apply to our lives.

 


September 2017

 

Meeting Significant Women on a Pilgrimage (Weekend themed retreat)
With Jacinta Rice CSB

Friday 8 September, 7pm – Sunday 10 September, 3pm 

Cost: $250 (Live-in) or $180 (live-out)

Step onto a path, which will take you on a pilgrimage through Scripture meeting and discovering the gifts and wisdom of several women – both familiar and unfamiliar. Each encounter will bring a new richness to your life in this century. This is a group retreat. Please bring your Bible and journal.

 

Walking with God in Nature (Walking Prayer Day)
With the Being with God in Nature Ministry Team

Saturday 9 September, 9.30am – 4pm, Merri Creek

Cost: $35 (BYO Lunch)

‘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 for you to spend some reflective time 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 variety of places in Nature within the outskirts of Melbourne and beyond. BYO lunch

 

Men and God – in Relationship (Weekend Retreat)
With Iain Radvan SJ & Paul White

Friday 15 September, 7pm – Sunday 17 September 3pm 

Cost: $250 (live-in) or $180 (live-out)

This weekend is an opportunity for men of any age to reflect on their relationship to their father, to women, and to God (in Art). Presentations will refer to the Christian faith and Scriptures and to the psychology of scholars such as Ron Rolheiser. Time will be given for personal reflection, group sharing and sharing yarns.

 

Listening to Turning Earth (Prayer Evening)
With Tim Moloney CFC

Tuesday 19 September, 7.30pm – 9pm

Cost: $20

Four evening sessions of ninety minutes each to sit and contemplate the seasons of our Earth. Using images and reflections from writers in the field, we will sit prayerfully to honour the Earth and its evolving changes in our temperate climate.

 

Open Day September 2017

Saturday 23 September, 10am – 3pm, Includes Eucharist and lunch

Come as our guest – no charge

What is Spiritual Direction?; What happens on a retreat? Am I ready to make a silent directed retreat? What are the Spiritual Exercises? You are invited to a day of prayer, reflection and conversation as we explore Ignatian spirituality and what the Centre offers. Bookings essential. Click here to book.

 

Come and See (Prayer Day)
With CLC Group

Sunday 24 September, 10am – 3pm

Cost: $25 includes lunch

Recognising the need for stillness and silence in our crowded life, this day will offer the time and space to discern how God is speaking to us in our lives. We will experience some of the ways practised by members of the Christian Life Community.

 

Discovering Delight (3days, silent, individual directed)
With Margaret Claver FCJ

Monday 25 September, 5.30pm – Friday 29 September, 9am

Cost: $400 (live-in) or $280 (live-out)

Using some traditional prayers and the Beatitudes, discover your own gifts of prayer and blessings in a taste of Inner Peace in Service of God. The core of this retreat is praying the Beatitudes, gifts of the Spirit, works of mercy and more, in a way that draws naturally on our own experience of these gifts in our lives. We are encouraged to ask for the grace we most need now. Come and experience this journey into more fruitful service.

 


October 2017

Women’s Spirituality Retreat (Weekend Retreat)
With Jacinta Bright & Terry Fanning

Friday 6 October, 7pm – Sunday 8 October, 3pm

Cost: $250 (live-in) or $180 (live-out)

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.

 

Walking with Jesus as on the Road to Emmaus (7 days walking retreat from San Remo to Welshpool)
With the Being with God in Nature Ministry Team

Sunday 8 October – Sunday 15 October

Cost: $ 1500

An eight-day walking retreat from San Remo to Welshpool along the George Bass Coastal Walk and the Great Southern Trail. Bus pick up and return to Narre Warren. The disciples on the road to Emmaus contemplated their own journey, having walked with Jesus in their lives. This Guided Retreat is an opportunity to spend some reflective time walking as a group. In a similar manner, you will be invited to explore your own journey, walking with Jesus. This Guided Retreat is an opportunity to spend some reflective time walking as a group. A reasonable degree of fitness is essential with daily walks between 13 and 22 kms. Registration for this walk will be required by 1 June 2017.

 

The Prodigal Son Retreat (Weekend themed Retreat)
With Anne Priestley RSM & Annmaree Sutton 

Friday 13 October, 7pm – Sunday 15 October 3pm 

Cost: $250 (live-in) or $180 (live-out)

Using this beautifully human parable of mercy, as Luke narrates it, we can see ourselves of 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.

 

Walking with God in Nature (Walking Prayer Day)
With the Being with God in Nature Ministry Team

Saturday 14 October, Bass Coastal Walk, Gippsland

Cost: $40 (BYO Lunch)

‘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 for you to spend some reflective time 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 variety of places in Nature within the outskirts of Melbourne and beyond.

 

Three Day Silent Directed Retreat
With Retreat Team

Monday 23 October, 5.30pm – Friday 27 October, 9am

Cost: $400 (live-in)

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.

 

Finding God in All Things (Weekend Retreat)
With Jennifer Sanders RSJ 

Friday 27 October, 7pm – Sunday 29 October 3pm 

Cost: $250 (live-in) or $180 (live-out)

Are you searching for a way to find God’s presence in your everyday life? To find God in all things? Desiring to grow in your relationship with God? Come and discover the ‘Awareness Examen’ – ‘A Simple Life Changing Prayer’ (Jim Manney).

 


 

November 2017

 

Six Day Silent Directed Retreat
With Retreat Team

Friday 10 November, 5.30pm – Friday 17 November, 9am 

Cost: $770 (live-in)

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.

 

The Wilderness Retreat – Walking with God in the Grampians (5 days walking in The Grampians)
With the Being with God in Nature Ministry Team 

Sunday 12 November – Saturday 18 November

Cost: $1300 includes accommodation, all meals, spiritual direction

‘In God’s wildness lies the hope of the world the great, fresh, unblighted, unredeemed wilderness.” (John Muir).                                         The walk will be based at Halls Gap and we will make contemplative walks into different parts of The Grampians where you will be invited to listen to God’s presence in Nature speaking to you. At the end of each days walk, you will have a chance to share your experience of walking in Nature. We will draw on the wisdom of Ignatius of Loyola and Teilhard de Chardin and other contemporary writers on the spiritual dimensions of Nature.

An Information Day will be held at Campion on Saturday 26 August from 10am to 3pm. Attendance at this day is essential for all those wanting to go on this retreat. Please register here.

 

Drawn by Mystery – Moments of Grace (Weekend Retreat)
With Tim Moloney CFC

Friday 17 November, 7pm – Sunday 19 November, 3pm 

Cost: $250 (live-in) or $180 (live-out)

Geologian, Thomas Berry said: ‘To tell the story of anything, you have to tell the story of everything.’ Over this weekend, we will tell stories of our experience of the Universe and contemplate creation through Thomas’ writings. Thomas Berry believed that the cosmos story and the Earth story constitute our new revelation of the divine. ‘It’s enormously important for us to know the story of the universe, and it’s the only way in which we’re going to know who we are.’ 

 

Walking with God in Nature (Walking Prayer Day)
With Being with God in Nature Ministry Team

Wednesday 29 November, 9.30am – 4pm, Native Botanical Gardens, Cranbourne

Cost: $35 (BYO Lunch)

‘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 for you to spend some reflective time 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 variety of places in Nature within the outskirts of Melbourne and beyond. BYO lunch

 


December 2017

 

The Dance of Life (A Contemplative Retreat for Women)
With Mandy Lane

Friday 1 December, 7pm – Sunday 3 December, 3pm 

Cost: $250 (live-in) or $180 (live-out)

I am now going to make breath enter you, and you will live… Ez. 37:5                                                                                                   There are many adverse events in life which can leave us feeling spiritually depleted. God promises in His word to be our comfort and strength. During this retreat we will explore prayer with scripture, music and guided visualisation and reflect on God’s promise and gentle healing power. Please bring your journal.

 

Eight Day Silent Directed Retreat
With Retreat Team

Monday 4 December, 5.30pm – Wednesday 13 December, 9am 

Cost: $1000 (live-in)

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.