Welcome to Heart of Life

Centre for Spiritual and Pastoral Formation

Heart of Life is an apostolic work of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart in Australia, committed to contemplative spiritual and pastoral formation through its programs, seminars, people and resources.

Meditation & Mindfulness in the Christian Tradition

Tap into a deep spring of love, joy, peace and compassion at the centre of being. Jesus called it ‘Living Water,’ with which we will never thirst. Led by Roland Ashby, one of the most experienced meditation facilitators in Australia, this program is a beautiful space to stop for an hour to learn this ancient way of contemplation with a shared lunch to follow.

Come & See!

Join us at our FREE ONLINE Taster Session – 24 July 2024, your chance to meet Heart of Life team members and other potential candidates on each program ahead of making an application.  It includes experiencing something of the Heart of Life process, and offers the chance to ask any questions you may have about any of our formation programs.

Pioneering A New Cultural Song of Belonging

This day reflects on our uncertain times and how we can reframe our understanding and practices to engender hope. It looks at the three pillars of a new cultural song of belonging and explores personal and collective practices that can enable us to actively participate in the dynamic process of living with hope.

Heart of Life Vox

Hear directly from our HoL community. This video features Kathy, in her own words, on the Siloam Program for the Formation of Spiritual Directors. More videos can be found on our YouTube channel.

Cover Image: Heart of God by Gary Rowell. Used with permission.