Nestled in the leafy grounds of St Joseph’s Convent, Mary MacKillop Centre offers retreat and reflection days for groups of school children preparing to receive the sacraments and for people of all ages wanting to reflect on and learn more about St Mary of the Cross, our Australian Saint.
Located close to the Swan River, Irene Villa, provides low cost accommodation for people needing short respite care and is a place of quiet for private and small group retreats. Irene Villa was named after Sister Irene McCormack, a Sister of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart, who was murdered by rebels in Peru in May 1991. The Killing of Sister McCormack by Anne Henderson. Harper Collins. http://www.harpercollins.com.au/9780730492146/the-killing-of-sister-mccormack
Photo: © Sisters of St Joseph
Peace Be Still is a place for rest and nurturing. A place to get away from daily pressures, re-evaluate the priorities of life, re-charge your energies and give yourself a chance to listen to the Voice within – to direct you onwards. Its purpose is to give people space through Nature to find peace in their lives so that they in turn can find a purpose and give peace to others.
Our Guesthouse has a beautiful open lounge area with a cosy fireplace and beautiful valley views. It also offers a large seating area for meals.
A library offers an additional area for groups and the chapel is available for group and individual meditation sessions. Meditation is offered three times daily in the chapel or the bush with optional participation. Massage and Reiki can be arranged.
Peace Be Still
1324 Chittering Rd
Lower Chittering WA 6084
Tel: (08) 9571 8108 (contact Wendy)
New Norcia New Norcia is Australia’s only monastic town, and is situated 130 kilometres north of Perth. The town was established by monks of the Benedictine Order, who offer hospitality to those wishing to make a retreat, by way of their monastery guesthouse. Guests can celebrate Mass with the monks and join in prayers in their private chapel. Meals and car parking are available. Separate visitor accommodation is available in the New Norcia Hotel, St Ildephonsus’ Cottage, St Gertrude’s Cottage and the Old Convent for families and small groups of up to 30 people. Take home some delicious New Norcia Nutcake from the New Norcia bakehouse! The monastery guesthouse has limited disabled facilities. There are no stairs to the rooms so they are accessible for wheelchairs. However, please check before booking.
Swanleigh camping and conference centre is situated in the picturesque rural environment of the Swan Valley. Our accommodation, dining and conference facilities are available all year round for school, sporting and adult groups. In addition to the practical facilities provided, Swanleigh has an extensive selection of sporting and recreational resources available.
- Swimming Pool (supervision requirements apply)
- Tennis Courts
- Beach Volleyball Court
- Outdoor Netball / Basketball Courts
- Large Playing Field
- Cricket Nets
- River access for canoeing
- Bush area
Swanleigh provides a tranquil setting for onsite activities and is an ideal base to visit the educational, cultural, sporting and recreational attractions Perth has to offer.
The Epiphany Retreat Centre is a place of searching, discovering, growing, experiencing community and fellowship in the mission of the Church. The retreat house is located 20 mins drive south of the Perth city centre and is ideal for a retreat (directed or self-directed). The centre is also well suited for conferences.Accommodation is in two separate lodges able to sleep up to 34 persons. As well there is a self-contained unit for leader/teacher. Centre is 5 minutes’ walk to Canning River foreshore.
Epiphany Retreat Centre (Pallottine Fathers & Brothers)
50 Fifth Ave
Rossmoyne WA 6148
Tel: +61 8 9457 2645
Fax: +61 8 9457 2645
Photo: © Pallottine Fathers
St Joseph’s Retreat at Penola by the Sea located right on the coast at Safety Bay, 50 kms south of Perth. Penola by the Sea aims to be a center of tranquility and prayerfulness for people of all faiths who seek wholeness and healing with God, self and others. Its spectacular ocean views, sunsets and amazing wildlife will ensure your stay is a unique and memorable one.
Photo: © Brian Jenkins