Events for the Heart and Mind – 13th May

calendar-150pxIn this issue: Day Spring Retreats: Celtic, Ignatian and Twilight Benedictine retreat; Tree of Life Retreats and events; Sorry Day 2009.

Dayspring Celtic Retreat

Nathanael's Rest“The dialectic between an attachment to ‘place’ and a desire for ‘the journey’ among early Celtic Christians provides a particularly interesting key to our understanding of this tradition.
‘Celtic spirituality’ is itself an ambiguous phrase… it seems to embrace a more contextual, grounded, varied yet uncomplicated, messy, even chaotic faith and spirituality than the conventional, institutional forms…
The importance of pilgrimage and journey in the Celtic tradition, balanced with a strong sense of place, are sentiments that are very much in tune with the experience and temper of our own age. We seek both firm roots and yet a capacity to deal with continuous change.” Philip Sheldrake ‘Living Between Worlds: place and journey in Celtic spirituality’
We have the ‘place’, you bring the ‘journey’ – Come Join Us – dare to explore a ‘messy spirituality’.
You are invited to attend the
Celtic Retreat at Nathanael’s Rest
15th – 17th May 2009
Cost $230 (Concession $190)
Email the office now to register on

Benedictine Twilight Retreat

Dayspring has agreed to host, with Eremos, the visit of the Benedictine Monk Br. David Steindl-Rast.
Br. David will only be in Perth for one day, sharing his wisdom and life experience with us at a Twilight Retreat on Wednesday, June 10th – 5:-8:30pm.
Please prayerfully consider this opportunity to hear a world-renown practitioner of the contemplative life.
Please share the information in the attached flyer with anyone else who may find such wisdom of value in their own spiritual journey.

Ignatian Retreat at Nathanael’s Rest with Dr Ann Troup

Next month, Dayspring is offering an Ignatian Retreat at Nathanael’s Rest with Dr Ann Troup.
Saturday 6th June to Sunday 13th June 2009.
Cost: $600 (or $80 a day for a shorter period)
The heart of an Ignatian Retreat is time set apart in silent contemplation, away from the ordinary to focus on nurturing and strengthening the spiritual, so that the ordinary may become transformed and we may truly “find God in all things”.
To find out more, or to register, e-mail Lynette at

Tree of Life: Centre for Christian Belief, Spirituality and Australian Culture

Upcoming retreats and events.

Group Supervision for Spiritual Directors. Three groups depending on your situation. One meeting on the first Tuesday of each month at Wollaston Chapel from 10am to 12.30pm. Contact Tess milne 9299 7976. The second meeting on the first Thursday of each month from 2.30pm to 5pm at Wollaston chapel. Contact Michael Pennington 9332 7221. The third meeting in the country region. Contact John White on 9574 5403 or
The Healing Power of the Beatitudes – Dancing with the Aramaic Jesus. A workshop lead by Olive Mason, Nirtana and Steve Runciman on Saturday 20th June from 9.30am to 3.30pm in the Wollaston College Chapel. Cost $40 including lunch ($35 concession)
Ignatian Retreat – 9am Monday 13th July to lunchtime Sunday 19th July, St. Joseph’s Retreat House, Penola by the Sea, 27 Penguin Road, Safety Bay.
Film Tree – Thursday Night at the Movies. A series of four films will be shown to provide and opportunity for reflection and discussion on their spiritual themes. 7pm at St Anselm’s Church Forrest Hill Drive, Kingsley. 4th June: Babbette’s Feast. 11th June: As it is in Heaven. 18th June: Being There. 25th June: Greenfingers. Cost each evening: $12.
For all these events, contact Tree of Life. E-mail or phone Maria Hann on 9286 0270.

Sorry Day 2009

Sorry Day will be held again on the 26th of May. There is an event planned between 12 noon and 2.00pm at Wellington. More information will be available shortly. The Bringing Them home Committee (WA) is keen to hear from anyone prepared to volunteer some of their time to help out with the managing of the event on the day. If interested please email

One Response to Events for the Heart and Mind – 13th May

  1. Bronte SAVAGE says:

    Could Ann Troup please contact me at the above email address. Please note that I am currently holidaying in the UK and will return to Perth on the 17th January.

    Best regards

    0410 479 430

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