Spiritual Exercises

St Benedict tells his monks that all guests who come to the monastery must be received as Christ Himself (Rule, ch. 53). In his day, hospitality was needed to provide mainly for the material necessities of travelers.

Today, especially in the western world, people are in need of finding spiritual resources to help them discover the meaning of their existence and save their souls. For us, the principal means of extending, in an atmosphere of silence and recollectedness, the legendary Benedictine hospitality, is to offer retreats in the form of the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius.

When, please God, our community has built for itself a monastery with a guest house, these exercises, as well as other forms of retreat, will be offered also in the context of the monastic life.


Location: Hartzer Park Centre, 25 Eridge Park Road, Burradoo, NSW


Retreats for Men: 

Thursday 16th - Tuesday 21st August 2018 - several places remain

Retreats for Women: 

Thursday 23rd - Sunday 26th August 2018 (retreat full - waiting list only)



Retreats for Men: 

Monday 21st - Saturday 26th January 2019

Monday 19th - Saturday 24th August 2019

Retreats for Women: 

Wednesday 16th - Saturday 19th January 2019

Monday 26th - Thursday 29th August 2019

For details on upcoming retreats, send a message to retreats@notredamemonastery.org, or to place a booking,
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