Weekend Retreats 2017

With the Being with God in Nature Ministry Team

Friday 7 April, 3pm – Monday 10 April, 3pm

Cost: $400 (includes accommodation, meals, prayer, inputs and quiet times)

Venue: Pallotti College, Millgrove

Accommodation: Single Rooms with shared bathroom facilities

What to bring: Single bed sheets, toiletries, towel, journal

This weekend will offer a time of quiet and stillness in nature. The retreatant is invited to listen to how God speaks to their heart through nature. During the weekend retreatants will have the opportunity to relax and contemplate the beauty of nature and God’s presence in the cosmos calling them to new life.                                                                                                                                                        “Earth is calling us back to itself, and not only to us but to all its components, calling them into an intimacy with one another and to the larger community within which all earthly realities have their existence…” (Thomas Berry).

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St Ignatius’ Retreat

With Iain Radvan SJ 

Friday 21 April, 7pm – Sunday 23 April, 3pm

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

You are familiar with some parts of Ignatius’ life. You are praying with the methods he developed in the Spiritual Exercises. Or perhaps you don’t know this man at all. This weekend gives you the opportunity to know Ignatius’ life and his souls more deeply. Participants will be invited to find the connections between their lives and that of this modern-hearted saint.

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Still Waters

With Mandy Lane

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

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

The Lord is my shepherd… Ps. 23                                                                                                                                                                    David describes God in Psalm 23 as ‘my shepherd’. This retreat will explore the metaphor of God as Shepherd and offer a contemplative space to be refreshed as you become aware of God loving you in a  deeper way. Please bring your journal.

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Who Stole the Joy?

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.

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Through the Cracks the Light Gets In

With Dave Ryan SJ

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.

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Meeting Significant Women on a Pilgrimage

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.

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Men and God – in Relationship

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.

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Women’s Spirituality Weekend

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.

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The Prodigal Son 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.

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Finding God in All Things

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).

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Drawn by Mystery – Moments of Grace

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.’ 

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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.

To book, click here.