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.

AUSTRALIA

2020

Retreats for Men

NSW - Hartzer Park Retreat Centre, Burradoo

Monday 20th - Saturday 25th January 2020

Monday 17th - Saturday 22nd August 2020

Retreats for Women

NSW - Hartzer Park Retreat Centre, Burradoo

Monday 27th - Thursday 30th January 2020 [3 days]

Monday 24th - Thursday 29th August 2020 [5 days]

2019

Retreats for Men

NSW - Hartzer Park Retreat Centre, Burradoo

Monday 19th - Saturday 24th August 2019 - bookings closed - register for waitlist

Retreats for Women

NSW - Hartzer Park Retreat Centre, Burradoo

Monday 26th - Saturday 31st August 2019 [5 days] bookings closed - register for waitlist

USA

2019

Retreats for Men

Maria Stein Retreat Center, Ohio

Sunday 29th September - Friday 4th October 2019

Retreats for Women

Maria Stein Retreat Center, Ohio

Sunday 6th to Friday 11th October 2019

 

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