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ACU Event

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Sacred Silence in Literature and the Arts Conference 2019

Friday 4 - Saturday 5 October 2019
Gleeson Auditorium, Australian Catholic University,
25A Barker Road, Strathfield, NSW, 2135

This conference is a coming together of artists, writers, musicians, academics and practitioners of the sacred from different faith and no-faith traditions.

For more information and to register:


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Twilight Talks 2019

Let’s Act On…Fast Fashion
Tuesday 6 August
The Grail Centre,
22 McHatton St, North Sydney


These action-oriented events provide a space to share our concerns on today’s major environmental issues and find ways in which we can each make a difference in our personal lives.

Every time we purchase an item of clothing, we're participating in a complex supply chain with far-reaching social, economic and environmental impacts.

This event will give you the information and practical tools you need to tackle fast fashion. Our guest speaker, Kirsten Lee, lectures in Fashion at UTS, Ethical Textiles for Masters at UNSW, and is a Committee Member for Fashion Revolution Australia.

Contribution is $10 per session. 

RSVP: Register or RSVP via by 31 July to pay at the door.

Venue: The Grail Centre - 22 McHatton Street, North Sydney. Easy to reach via public transport. Street parking available.

There are two more in the series in September and October. More details on this flyer: Twilight Talks at The Grail






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Hearts Open to Love:
Six Day Silent Retreat for Advent

30th Nov to 6th Dec 2019
Mercy Place, 371 Simpsons Rd Bardon, Brisbane

Guided and Directed by Catherine Hefferan rsm and Robyn Fitzgerald.

Leaning into silence, we will open ourselves to contemplation and to our deepest longing to become so one with our indwelling God that we say: “It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me."(Gal. 2:20).  In the beautiful setting of Mercy Place, drawing on the rich wisdom of mystics and poets, we will cultivate rhythms of slow attentiveness, preparing the womb of our hearts to receive the One child. The retreat will be directed and will offer morning and evening contemplative communal prayer, Eucharist and opportunity for spiritual direction for all drawn to it.

Live-in and live-out options available.

For more details and to register visit: Advent Retreat 2019

























Silverwattle Courses and Retreats 2019

The full program can be found at or by contacting

Here is a sample of some of their upcoming courses and retreats:

Universal Spiritual Teachings: Asian Faiths
Six-day program: Friday 30 August 4:00 PM - Thursday 5 September Noon.

Under the guidance of Arthur Wells and Helen Gould, this course will enable us to explore how well the profound beliefs of Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism, fit with, and confirm, our own spiritual experiences. As well as reading passages from key religious texts we will experience daily practices such as mediation,simplified forms of Tai Chi and yoga, and chanting, in a beautiful natural setting. 

Cost: $850 (single) or $675 (shared room/concession). The price includes all meals and accommodation.

  • Drinking From the Sacred Well: An Intuitive Journey
    Friday 4 October - Sunday 6 October

  • Led by Nila Chambers.

    In the Celtic world, wells were seen as sacred places where pure water sprang forth from hidden depths. In this retreat we will use Celtic imagery, text, music, dance, meditation, intuitive exercises etc to help us unfold our heart’s knowing…

  • More information:

  • Listening to the Landscape:
    Earth's stories at Silver Wattle

    Thursday 21 November -  Sunday 24 November

  • Led by Anne Felton and Peri Coleman.

This course is for people wanting to connect more deeply with the land that sustains us. Meet the soils, rocks, and landscape features around Silver Wattle, including Weereewa (Lake George).













Barnabas Ministries Events 2019

Listen into Life.
A four year Residential Training Program in Spiritual Direction.

Offered by Barnabas Ministries led by Sue Dunbar. Four weekend weekend intensives a year are held at St Joseph's, Kincumber. For information or downloadable application form for 2020 go to their website:

Soul Journey Companions.
A transformative Journey in Spiritual Direction Training.

Sue Dunbar and Liz Anne Smith are co-directors of this program which trains/forms new spiritual directors in the Canberra area. A new cohort begins in 2019 for this 3 year ecumenical program in spiritual direction training.

More details: or; tel: 0479 119 438  or Liz Anne Smith; tel: 0409 987 401.

 More details on their website:



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