Reflection Events

Our reflection events cater to a variety of people and interests from all walks of life.  These are experiential and spiritual by nature, and invite you to join us. They are perfect for individual or group enrichment and dialogue.

Unless otherwise stated, these are day events held at Heart of Life’s Centre in Malvern, Victoria. 

Please book and pay at least one week in advance.

  •  June 17, 2023
     10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Passion on the Big Screen – A Day at the Movies with Peter Malone msc Peter Malone msc Sat 17 Jun, 10am–3.30pm We often refer to Jesus as the Word made Flesh. But Colossians I proclaims Jesus as the Image of the Invisible God. Religious images have always been part of spirituality. The 20th century (more…)

  • Taster Session
     June 20, 2023
     7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for our 2024 Taster session Select ONE of the above – Siloam, Emmaus, Damascus or Let the Heart Listen – for the opportunity to learn more about that program. This is a chance to meet Heart of Life team members and other potential candidates on each program ahead of making an application.  It (more…)

  •  July 29, 2023
     10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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, there is the experience of darkness, which is also part of (more…)

  •  July 31, 2023 - August 28, 2023
     10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 candidates.  The Retreat in Everyday Life involves a commitment to (more…)

  •  August 5, 2023
     10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Treasuring Our Later Years (in-person event) Nicole Rotaru rsm Sat 5 Aug, 10am–4pm Our ageing offers us opportunities to be awake to the new possibilities offered daily. During our time together, we will consider themes that have special significance in our later years: awakening to new possibilities in my life now; spirituality; what is giving (more…)

  •  August 26, 2023
     10:00 am - 3:30 pm

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 Mindfulness & Meditation. We invite you to (more…)

  •  September 9, 2023
     9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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, and the world around us. Some of the topics covered include: discovering (more…)

  •  October 5, 2023 - October 26, 2023
     10:00 am - 12:30 pm

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, to recognise wisdom in the encounter (more…)

  •  November 20, 2023
     7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

End-of-year Commissioning Celebration Mon 20 Nov, 7.30pm Please join us for the Eucharist & Commissioning of our 2023 Graduands at Heart of Life. More details will be provided on our website and via our eNews towards the end of 2023. (No charge; light supper provided.) (more…)

  •  November 25, 2023
     10:00 am - 3:30 pm

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 (BYO lunch) (more…)