Within the Archdiocese of Brisbane there are a number of retreat centres that provide a quiet place for prayer and reflection. Some of these centres organise a program of retreats and make available spiritual direction for retreatants. You need to contact the retreat centre directly for costs, programs, availability and bookings.
Santa Teresa Spirituality Centre
267 Wellington St Ormiston
This picturesque centre for retreats and spiritual formation overlooks Moreton Bay and North Stradbroke Island. Formerly known as ‘The Cenacle’, a major refurbishment and the building of new facilities in 2009 now provides accommodation for 30 retreatants. This centre is owned and run by the Archdiocese of Brisbane through its Evangelisation Brisbane Agency.
371 Simpsons Rd Bardon
Nestled on the foothills close to Mt Coot-tha about 6km from the City Centre with large, peaceful grounds, this centre has facilities suitable for residential courses, conferences and retreats for groups. Private retreatants are welcome. Spiritual direction is not available. This centre is a ministry of the Sisters of Mercy.
Beechmont Road, Canungra (Gold Coast hinterland)
St. Joseph’s Hermitage Retreat Centre at the Shrine of Our Lady Help of Christians, located in a serene, naturally beautiful setting, provides an opportunity for extended solitude, prayer and spiritual renewal. Accommodations (self-contained) is available for small groups, couples, families and individuals. This centre is a ministry of the Pauline Fathers.
For enquiries and bookings contact:
Ph: 07 5533 3378
104 Robinson Road South Ocean View (near Dayboro)
Earth Link encourages connectedness of people and the earth through education, spirituality, promoting biodiversity and sustainability through action for justice for the earth. Located on 43 acres of open forest on the edges of the D’Aguilar Range, the centre focuses on an “earth-sensitive” spirituality. This centre is a ministry of the Sisters of Mercy.
Faber Centre of Ignatian Spirituality
111 Sir Samuel Griffith Drive, Bardon
The Faber centre facilitates a range of retreats, formation experiences (including the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius) and spiritual direction opportunities within the Ignatian tradition. This centre is a ministry of the Jesuits.