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Coolamon journal presents
an online winter poetry writing series
with John Foulcher

Three Sundays in July
(14th, 21st, 28th)
4:00-6:00 pm AEST

John Foulcher is an award-winning poet and editor of EREMOS Magazine. Each workshop will include:

  • an inspiring presentation on poetry writing by John
  • opportunity for those who wish to share poems-inprocess for revision feedback
  • conversation in small groups focused on the experience of writing poetry

No prior poetry writing experience needed, just an openness to explore.

Cost: $50 for 3 sessions
or $20 per session




Men's Contemplative Group

Online on Zoom

We are a group of men seeking shared contemplative companionship through sharing our lives and reflections, lectio style, around poetry, scripture, reflective writings and so on. We build in an essential 15-20 minute period of contemplative silence. Each gathering is held online on Zoom, lasting about 75 minutes and held on the first Wednesday of each month. If you or someone you know is interested, contact Gerard Sullivan on No costs are involved. All men are welcome.

For more information, download the flyer here: Men's Contemplative Group

Gerard Sullivan
[Southport Queensland.]


Weaving a Silence: Contemplating Earth and All the Stars


ONLINE 1st and 3rd Mondays - From April 15, 2024 - September 16, 2024 - 5.00-5.35pm AEST

Facilitators - Judith Keller and Gerard Sullivan

There is no cost to participate.

On 1st Mondays, we draw brief readings from Brian Swimme’s book Cosmogenesis, and bookend these within opening and closing music, silence, poetry and prayer. On 3rd Mondays we remember, lament and and renew our commitment to live in active hope for our world today. Our source for 3rd Mondays is Christine Valters Painter’s book Earth Our Original

For more information download the flyer here: Autumn into Winter into Spring


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Truth, Treaty, and Justice - Where to after the Referendum

Tue 21st May 2024, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm AEST

Hosted by Wellspring Community

Join Brooke Prentis, Aboriginal Christian Leader and Education Consultant, as she leads the discussion on where we are as a nation 6 months after the Referendum. Learn more about the calls for Treaty and Truth-Telling. Re-engage with injustices facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples including Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, Close the Gap, and racism. This webinar will include practical ways to take action. Come along to support a First Nations Leader as Brooke invites us to continue to walk together for a better future for all.

This event is free but getting a ticket is required for registration.

To register go to First Nations Justice Webinar


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Campfire in the Heart, Alice Springs/Mparntwe

WCCM affiliated retreats 2024 … follow the links for more information and to register

10 -15 May 5 day retreat on this year’s WCCM theme Beholding Divine Beauty with Judi and Paul Taylor 

11-16 August 5 day retreat, with Bernard McGrath osb “Mind the Gaps” 

25-30 August 5 day retreat, with Bernard McGrath osb “Desert, Dangers and Divine Disinterest … the Need to Pray Without Ceasing” 



Catalyst for Renewal presents:


Holy Name of Mary Parish Hall

3 Mary St Hunters Hill NSW

9.30 AM – 12.30 PM

Come and enjoy some reflection, silence and solitude in the beautiful Marist grounds


Enquiries: Carole 02 9869 1036 or Michelle 02 9958 5963 
Program updates on CFR website:
You can also find us on Instagram at #catalystforrenewalaustralia

Download Flyer: Reflection Mornings 2024

June 1 – Rev Professor Gerard Kelly
“A fresh look at the ‘world church’: a snapshot from the Synod last October”

July 6 – Sr Patty Andrew osu
“The Spirituality of Synodality – Communion, Participation and Mission”

August 3 – Br Julian McDonald cfc
“Engaging with scripture, especially the Sunday readings”

September 7 – Br Barry Donaghue cfc
“Born in the image, Choosing the Likeness”

October 5 – Sr  Leone Pallisier osu
“Enlarge the Space in your Tent”



Catalyst for Renewal presents:

Spirituality on the Sofa (S.O.S) 




All are welcome to join via Zoom on the first Wednesdays of the month, March through October, and enjoy stimulating conversations with a diverse group of speakers as they launch into our 25th year.

Each night runs from 7.30pm – 9pm AEST/ADST (NSW/Victoria time). Their 2024 theme is “LET’S TALK ABOUT ….” and topics include:

  • 6th March. Topic: “LET’S TALK ABOUT LEADERSHIP”
  • 3rd April. Topic: “LET’S TALK ABOUT CONSENT ”

Zoom link and more details are on their website or contact Marea Donovan or tel: 0414 873 910.




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Women of the Well Weekend Retreats
Come. Find refreshment & drink from the Well.

Women of the Well (WoW) exists to help any woman seeking to make time and space to find refreshment and revitalisation in the loving presence of God. But not alone - in community with other like-minded women. They run Weekend Retreats throughout the year, providing a space where women can feel authentically heard & fully alive in the Spirit, to be transformed by “Living Water” (John 4:6-10). The retreats have been designed to deepen your spirituality, experienced through prayer, meditation, painting, music, journaling and sharing in small groups.

The next WoW Weekend Retreat is on 9-11 August 2024 at The Hermitage, Mittagong. They offer a $125 subsidised rate for first time attendees for the weekend (supported by the Sisters of St Joseph). For returning attendees who have previously utilised the subsidised rate, the cost is $350 which covers food and accommodation. To reserve a place, a $50 deposit is required. However, they never want cost to be a barrier for women to attend. To have a confidential discussion regarding cost or any questions about the retreat itself, please contact them on or call Tricia on +61417 216 917.

Register to confirm your place today.


For more information about the course download the flyer here: Mystic Heart 2024 Flyer

To register, please go to



Mystic Heart: Spiritual Direction in the Light of Contemplation

Union with God

Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th August 2024
Santa Casa Spirituality Centre, Queenscliff, Vic, and Online

Facilitated by Dr Kerrie Hide

Drawing on great mystical classics from the Western and Orthodox traditions, in this Mystic Heart formation offering, we will explore the Christian tradition of mystical union, delving into language such as the prayer of union, transformation of the soul in God, the unitive way, ecstatic union, mystical marriage, oneing, living in Christ, Trinitarian indwelling, boundless fulfilment, beatific vision, and deification. In particular we will focus on the naturally kenotic nature of contemplative prayer and the nuances of language such as yielding, surrendering, releasing, descending, emptying, voiding, abandoning, pouring and flowing. Attention will also be given to the sacred role of suffering in this transforming union.

The cost for face to face will be $825.00. This will include three nights' accommodation, (9th-12th August) two days of teaching, two followup zoom sessions, course materials and three meals per day (fresh vegetarian meals prepared onsite). For those who wish to attend online, the cost will be $425.00. This will include two days of teaching, two followup zoom sessions and course materials.









Adelaide’s Effective Living Centre, based out of Christ Church Uniting in Wayville, will offer a range of events in 2024. Many events will be available online, so don’t let living outside of Adelaide stop you from getting involved! 2024 highlights will include:

  • Progressive Christianity Forum (formerly Seminary of the 3rd Age): in March, May, August and October.
  • Annual concert at Trinity Sessions in August
  • Poet’s Corner bi-monthly
  • Spring Open Day in our Peaceful Garden – Turlatina Wirra 

Visit their website for more information: 

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4th Friday Labyrinth Walks

at the Centennial Park Labyrinth at 10 am 
Facilitated by Elizabeth Lee

 Walking the Labyrinth with the Beloved in Mark’s Gospel

Following a successful three years of  “Walking the Labyrinth with the Beloved in John’s Gospel,” these contemplative monthly labyrinth walks will continue in 2024.  Each fourth Friday of the month, we will take a different excerpt of the Gospel of Mark opening to the interplay of images, words, symbols, metaphors, silence, nature, walking, community and prayer. Let us see where we are drawn, led, or invited as we open ourselves to the Divine Mystery. 

Contact: Elizabeth Lee 0422 932 044 or

Dates for 2024: 23 February, 22 March, 26 April,  24 May, 28 June, 26 July, 23 August, 27 September, 25 October, 22 November.

RSVP is helpful but not essentialAll are welcome


Silver Wattle Quaker Centre

Silver Wattle is a Quaker Centre promoting social and religious education, and preparation for witness and service. It is located on a 1000 hectare property in Bungendore, NSW overlooking Weerewa (Lake George) close to Canberra and accessible by train from Sydney & beyond. Silver Wattle Learning courses are designed to deepen Spirit through prayer, learning and community living so that participants are renewed when they return to live and be in the world. They offer a wide variety of courses and also welcome groups and individuals for short or longer stays. See their website for what’s coming up.


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Live webcasts from Bonnevaux Centre for Peace

Hosted by the World Community for Christian Meditation

The WCCM hosts several live sessions each week from the International Meditation and Retreat Centre of The World Community for Christian Meditation and the Bonnevaux Community in near Poitiers, France, including mediation, yoga, contemplative eucharist, and courses.

The regular live events are published on this page:



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