Today we complete our first three-day retreat for ladies here at Hartzer Park, Bowral, NSW. Divine Providence has so willed that this retreat coincide with the patronal feast of Notre Dame Priory. We give thanks to her for all the many graces received over the last few days, and we entrust to her maternal protection each and every one of the 46 ladies, of all ages and walks of life, whom we were blessed to host and serve in the gorgeous setting of Hartzer Park. Fr John de Britto, whom many of you know, was here for the occasion, and we were capably helped by David McMahon. Please keep these ladies in your prayers, and keep geared up in prayer for the next 2 and a half weeks which will see two 5-day men's retreats, and another 3-day ladies retreat here in Hartzer Park (dates are available at "Retreats" button). 

Fr John giving one of his captivating talks.

Fr John giving one of his captivating talks.

Fr John, Fr Prior, and the retreatants under Our Lady's maternal gaze.

Fr John, Fr Prior, and the retreatants under Our Lady's maternal gaze.