Places for Sabbaticals

sabbaticals

Are you interested in a local assessment of any of these courses or programs? We may be able to put you in touch with some Australian bishop, priest or deacon who has undertaken the course in the last couple of years. For more information, contact us.

Download a printable version of this list here: Sabbatical Programs (PDF 34KB)

Nemi courses for 2018

1. Interculturality Workshop (with Tony Gittins CSSp) (PDF 131K)

2. Inter Gentes Sabbatical (PDF 820K)

3. Leaflet 2018 (PDF 1091K)

ROME

  • The lnstitute for Continuing Theological Education is offered by the North American College, Rome. www.pnac.org.
    ITCE offers two programs. In the summer the twelve week program is one module, however the program in the Fall is constructed as three modules of four week duration for each module. Participants can choose one or more modules. Further information can be found by searching zenit.org Rome Based Sabbaticals.
  • Nemi Pastoral Biblical Institute Rome, Italy
    The SVD Order offers a four month program (August 2nd – Nov 29, 2016/ Aug 15th – Dec 8th, 2017). It begins in Germany focussing on SVD heritage and spirituality. The main part of the course is held at Nemi, a hillside town near Rome. The course covers biblical themes including prophetic dialogue, inter-culturalism, Kingdom of God, Inner Journey, inter-gender partnership for mission, Jesus and the Gospels. The cost is about 7,000 euros. In 2018 there will be a three month course on Inter-culturalism.

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Centres in Australia

Retreat Centres

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

  • St John of God Retreat Centre, Safety Bay (near Shoalwater )
    T: (08) 9527 2101 | F: (08) 9592 1250
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  • Epiphany UAC Retreat Centre, Rossmoyne
    T: (08) 9457 2645 | F: (08) 9457 2645
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VICTORIA

Heart of Life Spirituality Centre

96 Albion Road
Box Hill, Victoria, 3128 (Melbourne)
Phone: 03 9882 4033
Website: heartoflife.abundance.org.au

Campion Centre

Run by the Jesuits in Kew, Melbourne, the Campion Centre offers an extensive range of programs and retreats.
Phone: 03 9854 8110
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  • Campion Centre for Ignatian Spirituality, Kew
    T: (03) 9854 8110 | F: (03) 9854 8100
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  • The Good Samaritan Centre, Coragulac (near Colac)
    T: (03) 5233 1292 | F: (03) 5233 1521
    Sisters of the Good Samaritans
  • Amberley Retreat Centre, Amberley (outer Melbourne)
    T: (03) 9439 8282 | F: (03) 9439 6969
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  • Treacy Conference Centre, Parkville (Melbourne)
    T: (03) 8359 0101 | F: (03) 8359 0103 | Christian Brothers
  • The Centre for Ecology and Spirituality, Glenburn
    T: (03) 5797 8532 | E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Christian Brothers

The Experience of Catholic Culture Study Tour or Pilgrimage
21 September - 21 October 2017
Download flier (PDF 879KB)

TASMANIA

  • The Emmanuel Centre Launceston
    T: (03) 6334 1082 | F: (03) 6334 7995
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  • MacKillop Hill Spirituality Centre - Forth (near Devonport)
    T: (03) 6428 3095 | F: (03) 6428 3467
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  • Maryknoll Retreat and Conference Centre
    Blackman's Bay (south of Hobart)
    T: (03) 6229 3109 | E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Presentation Sisters

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

  • Loyola Spirituality Centre, Norwood
    T: (08) 8364 3834 | F: (08) 8364 3750
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  • Sevenhill Centre of Ignatian Spirituality, Sevenhill
    T: (08) 8843 4062 | F: (08) 8843 4235
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QUEENSLAND

Personal Renewal for Ministry

The Presentation Spirituality Centre (Manly Qld) offers a 4 week renewal program for women and men engaged in ministry.
This program offers opportunities for prayer, study, spiritual direction, personal growth and integration, recreation and renewal activities.
It would suit people who are changing ministries, who are in transition, or who are looking to revitalise their present work. It could also be incorporated into a longer sabbatical program.
The Centre overlooks beautiful Moreton Bay and is close to the cities of Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Website: http://www.pbvm.org.au/pscmanly/program.html
Further information can be obtained by contacting the Coordinator:

Presentation Spirituality Centre, 26 Kooralgin Street, Manly Qld 4179
Phone: (07) 3396 3290 Fax: (07) 3396 3298
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  • Faber Centre of Ignatian Spirituality, Banyo (Brisbane)
    T: (07) 3621 8908
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  • Presentation Spirituality Centre, Manly (Brisbane)
    T: (07) 3396 3290 | F: (07) 3348 6944
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  • Riverglenn Conference Centre, Indooroopilly (Brisbane)
    T: (07) 3878 9333 | F: (07) 3878 2366
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NEW SOUTH WALES

St Clements Retreat Centre

St Clement’s Retreat Centre at Galong offers structured Retreats for clergy, religious and lay people as well as the chance to simply “come aside to a quiet place and rest awhile”. A retreat can be as short as one day, a weekend or several weeks.

Phone: (02) 6380 5222
Fax: (02) 6386 7353
Website: stclement.com.au

St Mary's Towers Douglas Park

Run by the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (MSCs), in spacious grounds about 2 hours south of Sydney.
Contact: (02) 4630 9159 | (02) 4630 9232
Website: towersretreat.abundance.org.au

Marymount Mercy Centre

New Life – personal and spiritual renewal programs
Journeying with New Members – a training program for formators
Costing No Less than Everything – a program of special preparation for Perpetual Profession.

Website: marymount.com.au

St Joseph's - Baulkham Hills

Courses for clergy who are approaching a time in life for slowing down and doing ministry differently, in ways that are more appropriate for one’s age and stage of life. Later life has its own blessings and there are opportunities for sabbaticals and shorter courses that affirm and encourage clergy approaching retirement. For more information please click the link here.

64 MacKillop Drive, Baulkham Hills NSW
Phone: (02) 9634 2317 | Fax (02) 9899 4249
Contact: Sr Patricia Stevenson
Website: stjosephscentre.org.au

  • Hartzer Park Centre, Burradoo (near Bowral)
    T: (02) 4861 3223 | F: (02) 4862 1872
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  • Mount Carmel Retreat Centre, Varroville
    T: (02) 9603 1433 | F: (02) 9603 1007
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  • St Mary's Towers Retreat Centre, Douglas Park
    T: (02) 4630 9232 ext 101 | F: (02) 4630 9364
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  • Canisius Centre of Ignatian Spirituality, Pymble
    T: (02) 9488 4524 | F: (02) 9488 4485
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  • The Mount St Benedict Centre, Pennant Hills
    T: (02) 9484 6208 (02) 9484 7033 | F: (02) 9481 8947
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  • Maria Tal Cottages, Wentworth Falls
    T/F: (02) 4757 2290 (Valley Pines Office);
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  • Arise Natural Therapies, Camden
    T/F: (02) 4655 3982
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  • "Billow View", Retreat & Conference Centre, Gerringong
    T: (02) 4234 0441 | F: (02) 4234 4962 | Christian Brothers
  • "Winbourne", Edmund Rice Retreat & Conference Centre, Mulgoa
    T: (02) 4773 5555| F: (02) 4773 5500
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  • THE VENUE Conference Centre, Bellambi
    T: (02) 4284 6600 | F: (02) 4284 6622
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  • Created: 20 August 2008
  • Modified: 16 October 2017