Abbey Retreat Program 2018

February

 
Lent a Time to Choose, a Time to be Chosen
3 February
Ancient wisdom tells us that "love is self-sacrifice". Lent remembers the ultimate self-sacrifice of Jesus. This day offers an opportunity to reflect on the ways that has played out in your life. (more details...)
Oblate Retreat
16 - 18 February
A weekend retreat for oblates of Jamberoo Abbey. (more details...)
The Wisdom of the Desert
23 - 25 February
A silent centering prayer retreat exploring how the wisdom of the desert mothers and fathers can inform us in our daily life and spiritual practice. (more details...)

March

 
"Seasons of the Heart" - Autumn Retreat Day for Gardeners
3 March
Autumn - the time for letting go and making way for the new. Spend a day of pottering in the Abbey Farm garden with Sr Mechtild, listening and tuning into the wisdom of the seasons. (more details...)
 

April

 
Women in Leadership: a Gift to the World
12 - 15 April
Available to women of any background who wish to develop their leadership skills. An interactive workshop. (more details...)
 

June

 
Centering Prayer with the Desert Mothers and Fathers
2 June
A day retreat of silence, prayer and practice using wonderful stories from the desert tradition. (more details...)
Praying in the Cloud
15 - 17 June
A silent centering prayer weekend retreat spent in the heart of the Cloud of Unknowing. We explore its rich teachings, and practice integrating them into the "how" of daily prayer. (more details...)
Art Retreat Day
30 June
Our visual language can enable a deeper listening for God's presence and healing. Expressing experiences through art can show us God's activity in our lives. Limited places. (more details...)

July

 
"Seasons of the Heart" - Winter Retreat Day for Gardeners
7 July
Winter - the time for resting deeply and waiting. Spend a day of pottering in the Abbey Farm garden with Sr Mechtild, listening and tuning into the wisdom of the seasons. (more details...)
Praying with Icons
13 - 15 July
Icons have always been an integral part of the devotional life of Christians in the Orthodox east. More than decorative works of art, they have been described as "doorways to the soul" and "theology in lines and colour". What can icons teach us about our faith and prayer life? (more details...)
Does the Forest Pray?
28 July
A contemplative awareness of our environment and ecology can bring healing and hope. A day retreat listening to the Spirit and exploring our monastic tradition to refocus our concerns for ecology. (more details...)

September

 
Centering prayer and the Cloud of Unknowing
8 September
A silent centering prayer retreat day spent in the heart of the Cloud of Unknowing. We explore its rich teachings, and practice integrating them into daily prayer. Limited places. (more details...)
Sophia in Bee Ecology
15 September
Sophia is God's Wisdom reflected in nature. A day retreat looking at bee ecology in the wisdom of the Benedictine Tradition. (more details...)

October

 
"Seasons of the Heart" - Spring Retreat Day for Gardeners
6 October
Spring - the time for the rising of new inner life. Spend a day of pottering in the Abbey Farm garden with Sr Mechtild, listening and tuning into the wisdom of the seasons. (more details...)
Centering prayer and Lectio Divina
26 - 28 October
A silent centering prayer retreat looking at the practice of lectio divina and the ways in which it holds our centering prayer practice in sacred "space and time". (more details...)

November

 
Centering prayer and Lectio Divina
3 November
A silent day retreat holding our centering prayer practice in the sacred framework of lectio divina. Limited places. (more details...)
Oblate Retreat
9 - 11 November
A weekend retreat for oblates of Jamberoo Abbey (more details...)
Prayer of the Heart - an introduction to the Jesus Prayer
16 - 18 November
St Paul exhorts us to "pray without ceasing" (1 Thess 5:16). A weekend retreat discovering the ancient wisdom of meditative prayer, particularly the Jesus Prayer, "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner." (more details...)

December

 
The Lord's Mercies are always "Advent New"
1 December
Advent brings us a consoling message, "This is what I will tell my soul and so recover hope. The favours of the Lord are not exhausted, His mercies have not ended. They are new every morning, so great is His faithfulness" (Lam 3:21-23). This retreat day offers a chance to stop and claim again the cool breeze of His love over your life. (more details...)
 

 

 

To make your booking,

and for further retreat details including accommodation and retreat costs:

Phone: Petrina at 02 4236 0533
or
Email: 
cottageretreats@jamberooabbey.org.au

Cottage retreat office hours:
Mondays - Fridays
10.00 am - 3.00 pm

~  Everything that lives and that breathes gives praise to the Lord  ~

Jamberoo Abbey

Jamberoo Abbey, Benedictine Nuns
695 Jamberoo Mountain Road,
Jamberoo NSW 2533 Australia

Phone/Fax: 02 42360628
Email: benedictineabbey@bigpond.com