THE MONASTERY

Kalangan Road Galong NSW

A Mission of the Redemptorists

2019 Retreat

March

It’s not too late ... A Lenten Journey, Caring for our Common Home

Friday 8th to Sunday 10th March

Come, be a part of an Australian Ecumenical Journey inspired by Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’ to listen and act together. “Help us rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth. So precious in your eyes. Bring healing to our lives so that we may protect the world and not prey on it. Teach us to recognise that we are profoundly united with every creature.”

Dianne Torrens: Chairperson: Uniting Aboriginal and Islander

Christian Congress

Anglican Bishop Philip Huggins: Chair National Council of

Churches Australia

Dr Ross Gregory Garnaut AC prominent Australian Economist

Jacqui Remond: Co-founder Global Catholic Climate

Movement and former director, Catholic Earthcare Australia Professor John Williams: Adjunct Professor in Public Policy and Environmental Management at the Crawford School, A.N.U.

Professor Anthony Kelly C.Ss.R

Dr Bruce Duncan: Lecturer in Social Justice Studies at Yarra Theological Union in Melbourne; Director of the ecumenical advocacy network, Social Policy Connections.

Friday to Sunday, Ensuite room $400, shared facilities $300.

Saturday, starting at 9.00am and concluding at 5pm. $50.

Lenten Retreat

Friday 15th to Sunday 17th March

Friday 29th to Sunday 31st March

Presented by: Fr Dom Carrigan, C.Ss.R A Lenten Journey: [Jesus] said to them “My mother and brothers [and sisters] are those who hear the word of God and do it.” (Luke 8:21)

A time for healing. A time for reflection on life's journey and open to God's plans for the future. Ensuite room $300, shared facilities $260.

April

Emmaus Journey

Presented by: Fr Leo Coffey CSsR

When: Monday 1st to Friday 5th April

“They recognised him in the breaking of the bread” (Luke 24:35). A journey with friends combining a happy blend of ‘holiday’ and ‘Holy day'. This retreat has been designed for people in the second half of life. A gentle four-day experience of wholeness and wellbeing. Ensuite room $550, shared facilities $450.

May

Walking Towards the Light – “A Journey with Abhishiktananda"

Presented by: Fr Michael Hardie SVD

When: Monday 13th to Saturday 18th May

On this five-day journey Fr Michael Hardie, member of the Society of the Divine Word, shares his wealth of missionary experience. A journey that takes retreatants into a deep experience of prayer. Swami Abhishiktananda is the Indian name adopted by Fr Henri Le Saux, a French Benedictine monk. On the quest we will meet with his companions, Frs. Jules Monchanin and Bede Griffith. A contemplative time for those already on the odyssey, or those who desire to set out.

Ensuite Room $600, shared facilities $500.

August/September 

Come Listen Live

Presented by: Father Leo Coffey

When: Friday 30th August to Sunday 6th September

A Six Day Silent Retreat

Come to a peaceful place Listen to sacred scripture, ponder over it while listening to music,

Live life anew in the experience of these Grace-filled days.

Ensuite room $650, shared facilities $550

Divine Will

Presented by: Fr Hugh Thomas C.Ss.R and Fr Emil Milat

When: Friday 6th to Sunday 8th September

Fr Hugh and Fr Emil will lead a retreat on Living in the Divine Will. Fr Hugh has conducted contemplative and Eucharistic retreats for many years and Fr Emil has presented talks and retreat days on the teachings of Luisa Picarretta of Living in the Divine Will. For both beginners and those familiar with Luisa, this retreat will be a transformative experience.

Ensuite Room $300, Retreat House $260.

Emmaus Journey

Presented by: Fr Patrick Corbett, C.Ss.R

When: Monday 9th to Friday 13th September

A journey with friends combining a happy blend of 'holiday' and ‘Holy day'. This retreat is designed for people in the second half of life. A gentle experience of wholeness and wellbeing. “They recognised him in the breaking of the bread”. - Luke 24:35

Ensuite room $550, shared facilities $450.

Listen with the soul Six Day Retreat

Presented by: Fr Kevin Dance CP and Sr Jill Dance RSJ

When: Monday 16th to Monday 23rd September

'When you listen with the soul you come into rhythm with the universe'. This quote from John O'Donohue sets the scene for a spiritual journey. Fr Kevin Dance CP and Sr Jill Dance RSJ combine to lead participants into an experience of inner prayer. There will be opportunity for group sharing, a time for healing and reconciliation. "The rumour in the deep places of our souls is that there is a party going on and we can scarce trust our invitation". Richard Rohr OFM. The Divine Dance.

Ensuite room $650, shared facilities $550.

October

Marian Procession Sunday and a three-Day Retreat

When: Thursday 10th to Monday 14th October

A retreat in English, Vietnamese and Indonesian. “A great sign appeared in the heavens and a woman clothed with the sun” - Revelations 12:1. In the three days leading to the Archdiocesan Marian Procession, a retreat in three languages will prepare pilgrims to participate more fully in this Marian devotion. Redemptorists from the three language groups will lead pilgrims to ponder Mary's place in our Redemption and share their cultural expressions of the Marian Devotion.

Ensuite room $550, shared facilities $450.

Marian Procession Sunday

Presented by: Archbishop Christopher Prowse, clergy and lay people of the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn.

When: Sunday 27th October

  • 11 am Confession
  • 11.30 am
  • Mass, 12.30 pm
  • Lunch, 2 pm Procession

God is Love - John 1:4: Theological Implications and Spiritual Application

Presented by: Fr Tony Kelly C.Ss.R

When: Monday 4th to Friday 8th November

Ensuite room $550, shared facilities $450