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.



Retreats for Men: 

NSW - Hartzer Park Retreat Centre, Burradoo

Monday 19th - Saturday 24th August 2019

VIC - Pallotti College, Millgrove

Monday 27th May to Saturday 1st June 2019


Retreats for Women: 

NSW - Hartzer Park Retreat Centre, Burradoo

Monday 26th - Saturday 31st August 2019 [5 days]

VIC - Pallotti College, Millgrove

Monday 3rd - Thursday 6th June 2019


Location: Maria Stein Retreat Center, Ohio

Men's retreat - Sunday 29th September - Friday 4th October 2019

Women's retreat - Sunday 6th to Friday 11th October 2019


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