Silent Retreats

Teilhard de Chardin and the Way of Transformation Through Love and Suffering
Silent Retreat
Santa Casa, Queenscliff, Melbourne
11-18th October

Guided and Directed by Madeline Duckett rsm and Robyn Fitzgerald

This retreat will explore central aspects of the spiritual journey of Teilhard de Chardin for our own inner unfolding of being in the Cosmic Christ, It will focus on the hidden, mystical power of love and suffering to transform our hearts to becoming prophets of hope in a world in need of love. There will be opportunity for spiritual direction and Eucharist.

For mor information and bookings, visit: https://institute.mercy.org.au/mercy-in-action/we-provide-a-place-to-be/santa-casa-queenscliff-vic/

World Without End
Six-Day Online Silent Retreat for Advent
6 -12 Dec 2020

Guided and Directed by Catherine Hefferan rsm and Robyn Fitzgerald

“When I know I am going to walk forever, I have time for now” says Thomas Hubl, echoing the wisdom of mystics over centuries who proclaim our eternal personhood and our timeless nature. This Advent, we invite you to come together to create a community of Silence where we will sink into the Eternal Presence that lies beneath all that is fragile, tender and hurting in our world. Here, in the ground of our heart, we participate in the eternal birthing of Christ Omega shining through each one of us and our communal heart where we will see, as Teilhard de Chardin writes, “the whole universe has become the temple of the living God….where…..everything that exists is sacred, and everything that happens is adorable”.

A safe, tender and sacred space will be created online via zoom for communal silent prayer and small group sharing, along with spiritual direction each day. Catherine and Robyn will offer a reflection in the morning and the evening, opening our hearts and minds to the mystical wisdom Advent awakens. The cost is $150.00 and includes spiritual direction. Please let us know if this cost is difficult or if you would like to offer more to assist another. To register, or for any queries, you are warmly invited to contact Catherine Hefferan at or Robyn Fitzgerald at . We encourage registrations by Thurs 17 Sept, 2020

Personal Retreats are also offered on request.   These are retreats prayed at home and developed in response to your own desire to deepen into a mystic you feel drawing you or have longed to spend more time with.  These can be taken over any length of time depending on your life circumstances and spiritual needs.  Please contact Robyn if you are interested.