Silent Retreats

Hearts Open to Love
Six-Day Silent Retreat for Advent
Mercy Place, Bardon, Brisbane
30 Nov – 6 Dec 2019

Guided and Directed by Catherine Hefferan rsm and Robyn Fitzgerald
Live-in and Live-out Retreats are available.

Advent is God waiting for us to empty ourselves of all that hinders God’s dwelling in us. God needs a place to call home in the world. God needs a heart open to love without demands or expectations…..this then is the fullness of time: when the Son of God is begotten in us.
– Ilia Delio, OSF

Leaning into silence, we will open ourselves to contemplation and to our deepest longing to become so one with our indwelling God that we say: “It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.” (Gal. 2:20) In the beautiful setting of Mercy Place, drawing on the rich wisdom of mystics and poets, we will cultivate rhythms of slow attentiveness, preparing the womb of our hearts to receive the One child. The retreat will be directed and will offer morning and evening contemplative communal prayer, Eucharist and opportunity for spiritual direction for all drawn to it. Bring your own expressive art materials…..Bible, crayons, paints, camera, etc

For further information, contact Robyn or download the flyer

If you would like to make a booking for this retreat, please follow this link: Hearts Open to Love Bookings