Abbey Retreat Program 2017


Tools for the Year Ahead
4 February
A day retreat, looking at ‘the tools’ to help us in walking with God in 2017.
The Prayer of Letting Go
17 – 19 February
A silent centering prayer weekend.
Aspects of Lent, the Call of God
25 February
A day retreat. A time of renewal, for hearing the God who is calling to us.


Seasons of the Heart – Retreat Day for Gardeners
4 March
An autumn day retreat. A day in the Abbey farm, listening and tuning into the wisdom of the seasons.
Oblate Weekend
24 – 26 March
A weekend for Oblates with the Rule of St Benedict.


With Eyes Wide Open
24 – 27 April
A retreat that engages the heart and the hands, to respond to the cry of the earth in our daily lives.


Introduction to Centering Prayer
3 June
A day retreat. A practical introduction to Centering Prayer.
The Name(s) of God
10 June
What’s in a name? When it comes to God, there is a great deal in a Name.
Praying With Icons
16 – 18 June
What is it that icons can teach us about our faith and how can we use them to enrich our prayer life?


Prayer of Unknowing
14 – 16 July
A silent centering prayer weekend. We will walk this weekend with the classic spiritual text “The Cloud of Unknowing”.
Vocation Weekend
21 – 23 July
“Listen” said St. Benedict, “with the ear of your heart”. This weekend you are invited to do just that, to listen to God as He is speaking to your heart.


Art Retreat
9 September
A day retreat. Our visual language, can enable a deeper listening for God’s Presence and healing.
The Seasons of the Heart
23 September
Spend a day of pottering in the Abbey Farm garden, listening and tuning into the wisdom of the seasons as you experience it in your own heart.
Sophia in Bee Ecology
30 September
A day retreat which looks at our bee ecology in the wisdom of the Benedictine Tradition.


Prayer of the Heart and the Jesus Prayer
7 October
A day retreat. Spend a day discovering the ancient wisdom of inner prayer.
Aging and Awakening: God’s Surprising Gifts!
27 – 29 October
An opportunity to reflect and explore the possibilities, surprise and new life for this important phase of life, the later years. (more details…)


Nature Mystics
4 November
A day retreat. Listen with the ear of your heart to the presence of God in nature. (more details…)
Oblate Weekend
10 – 12 November
A weekend retreat for Oblates of Jamberoo Abbey with the Rule of St Benedict. (more details…)
The Welcoming Prayer and the Sacrament of the Present Moment
17 – 19 November
A silent centering prayer weekend walking with Jean-Pierre de Caussade and the Sacrament of the Present Moment. (more details…)


Advent Retreat
2 December
A day retreat. An opportunity for you to reflect on the “new start” that God wants to give you this Advent. (more details…)



To make your booking,

and for further retreat details including accommodation and retreat costs:

Phone: Petrina at 02 4236 0533

Cottage retreat office hours:
Mondays – Fridays
10.00 am – 4.30 pm