Meditation & Mindfulness in the Christian Tradition (10 Weeks)

10 x Thursdays 12 September – 14 November 2024 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...

Dying Well and With Spirit: On Publishing A Spiritual Memoir

Death is the ultimate Quiet Belonging to which we all gravitate, usually involuntarily. Dying is not a medical event with spiritual implications; rather, it is a spiritual event with medical implications. Many of us as we age and become increasingly unwell, or watch...

Discernment & the Christian Spiritual Tradition

Part A – 6 x Wed, 9.45am–12.45pm, 31 Jul to 4 Sep, in-person or online This seminar is for all with a passion for our earth, who are wondering how we, as Christians, are called to impact our world and support those around us in their struggles too. It invites us...

Personal Awareness & Human Development

Part A – 6 x Mondays, 9.45am–12.45pm, 29 Jul to 2 Sep, in-person or online This seminar is for those who wish to explore how we grow spiritually over a lifetime, to enable us to hear and hold others’ stories and come alongside them as they stretch and grow with...

Meaning-making Awareness & Reflection

Join Nicole Connor, a counsellor trained in Narrative Therapy for this creative reflection event.  Nicole believes that the stories we tell ourselves shape our lives, our identity, and our sense of ‘place’ in this world. We can impact and transform our...

Walking the Land in Autumn

This experience is an opportunity to walk the land along the Darebin Creek and parklands in Alphington, enjoying their wonder in autumn and being enriched by the spirituality of the earth. The day will invite you into a deeper sense of connection to the abiding...

Meditation & Mindfulness in the Christian Tradition

10 x Thursdays – 12 Sep to 14 November 2024  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...

Mornings with A Mentor

We invite you to join Brian Gallagher msc for reflection and guided prayer with the poems of St John of the Cross.

Feast of the Sacred Heart & Celebration of 45 Years of Siloam

We invite you to join us in person to celebrate with the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, the Feast of the Sacred Heart, the blessing of our new home ‘Kewn Kreestha’ and 45 years of the Siloam Program for the formation of spiritual directors. Light lunch...

Going Beyond Multiculturalism to Interculturality

3x Saturdays – 29 Jun, 13 & 27 Jul Interculturality is a theology and ideal calling us to embrace the rich diversities that God creates in our world. It is a vision of the kin-dom that Jesus preached, and the deep yearning for harmony among all the peoples...

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...

Enneagram Day

This one-day practical workshop offers a transformational experience where you will gain invaluable insight into the unique way in which we relate and respond to the people with whom we share our lives, and the world around us. Some of the topics covered include:...

Mornings with A Mentor

We invite you to join Brian Gallagher msc for reflection and guided prayer with the diaries of martyr Etty Hillesum.

Belonging in Our Sexuality – A Reflection Day

Sexuality is one of the most sensitive and challenging issues and aspects of human life to talk about, let alone pray about. This reflection day will be a reminder, if not a journey of discovering, that sexuality is spirituality, and as Ronald Rolheiser omi describes,...

Walking the Land in Spring

This day involves a walk along the Williamstown beach foreshore, inviting you to contemplate the deep wisdom and spirit of this natural bayside environment. Engage in the stories and the creative edge of two adjoining ecosystems. Journaling and art material. BYO...

A Quiet Space Before Advent

An invitation into reflection. This day of prayer offers time to make space for anticipation and hope. A time to pay attention to yourself in the midst of many demands. (BYO lunch)

Taster Session

Join us for our Taster Session Select ONE of the above – Siloam, Emmaus, Damascus or Let the Heart Listen – for the opportunity to learn more about that program. Read more here. This is a chance to meet Heart of Life team members and other potential...

Retreat in Everyday Life – Moments of Grace

5 x Mondays – 31 July, 7, 14, 21 & 28 August (at Heart of Life, Malvern, or via Zoom)  Flexible timing. Cost: Donation Once again we are offering a chance to retreat in daily life with spiritual accompaniment from our final semester Spiritual Director...

Taster – SEE 2nd TASTER DATE BELOW

The second Taster Session will be held Saturday 5/8/23 at 9.30am-11am AEST. Please click here to go to the registration page. ****** Join us for our Taster session Select ONE of the above – Siloam, Emmaus, Damascus or Let the Heart Listen – for the...

Discernment Semester 2

Discernment (online) Jeff Hood 14 x Wednesdays, 9am–10.45am, 19 Jul to 8 Nov This seminar is for those who wish to explore the spiritual movements of God in our own lives, and in the lives of those we walk alongside. How do we make good decisions? How do we know if...

Professional Standards in Ministry

Professional Standards in Ministry (in-person or online) Clare Shearman 14 x Mondays, 11am–12.45pm, 17 Jul to 6 Nov This seminar is for all who are interested in living an ethical life, with a focus for people in ministry—priests, pastors, chaplains, pastoral care...

Spirituality of Human Life Stages B Semester 2

Spirituality of Human Life Stages B (in-person or online) Lynn Moresi 14 x Mondays, 11am–12.45pm, 17 Jul to 6 Nov This seminar examines the role of emotions in forming healthy self-awareness and development; processing anger; acknowledging shame; recognising our moral...

Grace & Conversion Semester 2

Grace & Conversion (in-person or online) To be advised 14 x Mondays, 9am–10.45am, 17 Jul to 6 Nov Grace may be recognised, rejected or received in our lives. This seminar is for those who wish to explore their life experiences and allow God to invite them to enter...

Ecological Spirituality

Ecological Spirituality (in-person or online) Peter Hay 14 x Mondays, 9am–10.45am, 17 Jul to 6 Nov This seminar is for all with a passion for our earth, who are wondering how we, as Christians, are called to impact our world and support those around us in their...

Grace & Conversion Semester 1

Grace & Conversion (in-person) Robyn Reynolds olsh 14 x Thursdays, 9am–10.45am, 16 Feb to 1 Jun Grace may be recognised, rejected or received in our lives. This seminar is for those who wish to explore their life experiences and allow God to invite them to enter...

Spirituality of Human Life Stages B Semester 1

Spirituality of Human Life Stages B (in-person) Lynn Moresi 14 x Wednesdays, 9am–10.45am, 15 Feb to 31 May This seminar examines the role of emotions in forming healthy self-awareness and development; processing anger; acknowledging shame; recognising our moral...

Spirituality of Human Life Stages A

Spirituality of Human Life Stages A (in-person or online) Lynn Moresi 14 x Mondays, 11am–12.45pm, 13 Feb to 5 Jun This seminar is for those who wish to explore how we grow spiritually over a lifetime, to enable us to hear and hold others’ stories and come alongside...

Discernment Semester 1

Discernment (online) Jeff Hood 14 x Mondays, 9am–10.45am, 13 Feb to 5 Jun This seminar is for those who wish to explore the spiritual movements of God in their own lives, and in the lives of those we walk alongside. How do we make good decisions? How do we know if...

Heart for Life (H4L) Lunchtime Program

Heart for Life (H4L) Lunchtime Program 9 x 1st Wednesday of month, Mar-Nov, 1pm-2pm We offer peer group supervision for anyone in individual ministry. Similar to Heart to Practise, groups will be supported by a Heart of Life supervisor to provide professional group...

Advent Anticipation

Advent Anticipation (in-person event) Gail Crisp, Cathy Beaton Sat 25 Nov, 10am–3.30pm An invitation into reflection. This day of prayer offers time to make space for anticipation and hope. A time to pay attention to yourself in the midst of many demands. Cost: $60...

End-of-year Commissioning Celebration

End-of-year Commissioning Celebration Mon 18 Nov, 7.00pm Please join us for the Commissioning of our 2024 Graduands at Heart of Life. The venue for this celebration will be: Sacred Heart Parish, 50 Monastery Drive, Croydon, Melbourne, Victoria 3136 For catering...

Enneagram Day

Enneagram Day (in-person event) Lynn Moresi Sat 9 Sep, 9am–4.30pm This one-day practical workshop offers a transformational experience where you will gain invaluable insight into the unique way in which we relate and respond to the people with whom we share our lives,...

Mindfulness & Meditation

Mindfulness & Meditation (in-person event) Paola Cheng Sat 26 Aug, 10am–3.30pm When we are present to the ‘now’, centredness and relaxation become a natural part of life, and we know how to act from a heart of love. This is a day of prayer in the practice of...

Windows onto God

Windows onto God (in-person event) Tim Lockwood cfc Sat 29 Jul, 10am–3pm The windows explored are incarnation, darkness, abundance and self- acceptance. Incarnation, seen in the broad sense of God being in the world, takes in the joy of being alive. With this joy,...

Pondering Grief

Pondering Grief (in-person event) Linda Espie Sat 20 May, 10am–3.30pm This day offers an invitation to reflect on and honour our inner life of change and transition. With creativity, space and gentle guiding support, this workshop will offer a sacred place for the...

Dare to Dream!

Dare to Dream! (online series) Clare Shearman, Rita Malavisi rsj 5 x Wed, 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 May, 5pm-6.30pm “We have had dreams and there is no one to interpret them…” and Joseph said to them, “do not interpretations belong to God?” (Genesis 40:8) Join our...

Understanding Your Personality Type: Gifts Differing

Understanding Your Personality Type: Gifts Differing (in-person event) Peter Malone msc Our graced selves, praying, communicating… Sat 18 Mar, 10am–3.30pm This is a Myers Briggs reflection day. Attendees can complete the Personality Type Indicator form on the...

Waiting at the Well (Series)

Waiting at the Well (in-person event) Carole Carmody rsm, Julie Adam 4 x Thu, 5, 12, 19 & 26 Oct, 10am–12.30pm This series offers an opportunity for those waiting to have their thirst quenched at the Well of Life to explore the depths of wisdom in their own heart,...

Heart to Practise (H2P)

Heart to Practise (H2P) 9 x 4th Friday of month, Mar-Nov 1-2pm Following the success of this graduate program, we will be offering our 2023 Siloam, Damascus & Emmaus graduates the opportunity to remain connected with Heart of Life as they take up their roles. This...