Retreats

Personal retreats and sabbaticals can be arranged at Heart of Life, with on-site accommodation available for short or longer-term periods.  Retreatants may wish to have daily or regular spiritual direction, participate in any of our reflection days or workshops, attend Mass (which is offered weekly in our Chapel and daily at the co-located Franciscan Monastery), or enjoy the extensive range of spiritual books and journals in the Heart of Library and the co-located St Paschal’s Library. Longer-term retreatants may attend any of the 14-week seminars that form part of the Siloam Program or our highly recommended ‘Let the Heart Listen’ 15-week formation program.

The Centre is a quiet sanctuary for prayer and reflection, and is set in beautiful, natural bush surroundings.  Easy walking tracks are located nearby through local bushland, such as Gardiners Creek Walk and Blacks Walk.

Off-site, individually-directed retreats can also be arranged with one of Heart of Life’s spiritual directors. Please contact Paul Beirne.

The Cliffs Retreat in Shoreham, Victoria (picture at left) is also available for on-site personal retreats, catered or self-catered. Contact Brian Gallagher msc for details and bookings, on (03) 5989 8777.