Community

Spirituality

Breathing Space

Explore ways of listening to yourself, others and to God through life enhancing spiritual practices.

Quiet Days & Retreats

Nurture the soul by attending a retreat. Some are residential while others allow for a quiet day of reflection.

Prayer Vine

As a community, we seek to be there for one another by providing special prayer when needs arise.

Deepen Your Spiritual Life

Breathing Space

Explore ways of listening to yourself, others and to God through life enhancing spiritual practices.

Breathing Space builds on what is already happening in the parish to deepen people’s spiritual lives. If you are interested in exploring ways of listening to self, each other and to God, and developing spiritual practices that are life enhancing, Breathing Space may be just what you need.

Our vision is that Breathing Space will offer a safe place for exploring and sharing our stories either through one on one spiritual direction or companioning, or through participation in a range of group activities.

Would you like to…

Deepen your spiritual life?
Explore ways of listening to yourself, others and to God?
Develop spiritual practices that are life enhancing?

Contact details

Contact Frances MacKay via email at franmackay@optusnet.com.au or by calling (02) 6156 0876.

Nurturing the Soul

Quiet Days & Retreats

Nurture the soul by attending a retreat. Some are residential while others allow for a quiet day of reflection.

Retreat centres near Canberra
The Abbey

The Abbey is set on eighty hectares of bush property, nestled on a stunning mountain top two hours drive from Sydney. The Abbey buildings, surrounded by bush and sweeping paddocks, look out to panoramic views over the NSW south coast.

Address:
695 Jamberoo Mountain Road 
Jamberoo, NSW, 2533

Phone (community): (02) 4236 0628
Phone (retreats): (02) 4236 0533

Email (community): benedictineabbey@bigpond.com 
Email (retreats): cottageretreats@bigpond.com 

Website: https://www.jamberooabbey.org.au 

Franciscan Hermitage

The Franciscan Hermitage leads retreats and maintain a house of prayer. If you would like to make any enquiries about retreats, or “time outs” at the Hermitage in Stroud please contact them.

Address:
47 St Claire’s Road
Stroud, NSW, 2425

Phone: (02) 4994 5372

Email: stroud@franciscan.org.au 

The Gathering Place

The Gathering Place is a house of welcome for those who are searching, questioning and seeking ways to live authentically in today’s world. You may come to the gathering place for time out, for guided retreats, for rest and personal space.

Address:
4 Bancroft Street
Dickson, ACT, 2602

Phone: (02) 6247 8848

Fax: (02) 6247 8874

St Clement’s Retreat Centre

St Clement’s Monastery, where the Retreat Centre is situated, is a large three storey brick building, nestling among the rolling hills 3 km from the village of Galong.

Address:
Kalangan Road 
Galong, NSW, 2585

Phone: (02) 6380 5222

Fax: (02) 6386 7353

Email: info@stclement.com.au 

Website: https://www.cssr.org.au/galong 

St Mary's Towers Retreat Centre

Set in 500 hectares of pleasant bush and pasture land, St. Mary’s Towers is gifted with an atmosphere conducive to prayer and reflection.

Address:
415 Douglas Park Drive
Douglas Park, NSW, 2569

Phone: (02) 4630 9232

Fax: (02) 4630 9364

Email: towersretreat@bigpond.com

Website: https://towersretreat.org.au

Special Prayer

Prayer Vine

As a community, we seek to be there for one another by providing special prayer when needs arise.

For prayer requests, please fill out the contact form.