Retreat Programs

The retreats offered at Mary MacKillop Heritage Centre are small retreats 

accommodationRetreatants are accommodated in our modern, comfortable apartments and are supplied with a continental breakfast in their rooms.

Each apartment has an ensuite and facilities for warming food. All linen is supplied and laundry facilities available.

Morning tea is provided and tea, coffee and biscuits available throughout the day. The main meal is at lunch time provided by the Centre and the evening meal is the responsibility of each individual Retreatant in their apartments.

Refreshments AreaRetreatants are requested to arrive after 11am and in time for lunch at 12.30pm in the refreshments area. Departure time is between 10am and 12noon the following Sunday (no lunch).

There are six places available for each retreat. A non-refundable $75.00 deposit is required with each application.

Cost: $650.00 per Retreatant.

Guided Retreats

Spiritual Direction is available on request.

Heart-fullness: Transformation in Christ

This guided retreat is based on the work of Thomas Keating and Cynthia Bourgeault. It will focus on the contemplative dimension of the Gospel which manifests as an ever deepening union with Christ and the practical caring for others that flows from this relationship. Whilst pondering the teachings of Jesus we will reflect on the exercise of leadership through an attitude of humility, listening and service.

Monday 14th May – Sunday 20th May 2018
Facilitator: Sr Yvonne Harte rsj

Abide: Keeping Vigil with the Word of God. A Pilgrimage to the Heart of God

This guided retreat invites the seeker to be attentive to your pligrim heart. Themes related to the wisdom of the body will be included in a contemplative journey to wholeness.

Monday 1st October - 7th October 2018
Facilitator: Sr Yvonne Harte rsj

Hildegard: "A Light for our Time" Pope Benedict

Hildegard is an inspiration in her passion for God and sincere Gospel living, her courage, her artistic and musical gifts and especially in her ability to discover the exuberant Spirit of the Divine alive in all creation. 

Monday 19th November - 25th November 2018
Facilitator: Sr Moya Unthank rsj


Directed Retreats

This retreat is an invitation to rest and to be attentive to the Presence of God in one's life. Retreatants will have access to spiritual direction each day.

Monday 9th July – Sunday 15th July 2018
Spiritual Directors: Sr Yvonne Harte rsj and Sr Jill Dance rsj  


This directed retreat offers the opportunity for days of silence and daily spiritual direction within a contemplative envireonment.

Monday 3rd September – Sunday 9th September 2018 
Spiritual Directors: Sr Yvonne Harte rsj and Sr Lynette Young rsj  

For further information and bookings please contact us on 03 9926 9300.


Private Retreats

Individuals wishing to utilise the accommodation for a private retreat should contact MMHC on 03 9926 9300.