Welcome to St. Mary's Towers

A SPECIAL PLACE OF SILENCE:

The Retreat Centre is set on 500 hectares of natural bushland. In keeping with the charism of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, it is steeped in a spirituality of the
heart. This creates a beautiful and peaceful environment with a supportive, praying community for anyone seeking to relax and enjoy God. Retreats are held in an atmosphere of silence to nourish and support prayer and healing.

HOME FOR THE SPIRIT:

St Mary’s Towers is home to a way of life. The community here are motivated and informed by their personal experience of the love of the heart of Jesus. This enables them to create an environment where people can listen deeply to God in their personal lives and in creation. We treasure the roles of silence and solitude in prayer.

SPIRITUAL ACCOMPANIMENT:

Each retreat is supported by a dedicated team who are here to listen with you to the promptings of the Spirit. In their attentiveness, they can assist you in discerning the movements of God in your prayer and daily
experience.
We offer the possibility of ongoing accompaniment beyond the retreat experience. If this attracts you, please talk it over with your prayer companion.

RETREAT TEAM:

Fr. Stephen Dives msc
Sr. Pauline Compton fdnsc
Fr. Michael Fallon msc
Fr. Dominic Gleeson msc
Fr. Terry Naughton msc
Ms. Michelle Vass

Several visiting Spiritual Directors serve with us.

Duck Pond

All retreats commence with a
practical introduction at 5.40pm
followed by the evening meal.
They conclude with a 1.45 pm
Eucharist on the last day.
Eucharist is celebrated daily
and Reconciliation is available.
All Dietary requirements
can be accommodated.

Enquiries:

The Administrator
St Mary's Towers Retreat Centre

Postal Address: P.O. Box 19a
DOUGLAS PARK NSW 2569
Residential: 415 Douglas Park Drive
Phone: 02 4630 0233 [answering machine operates after hours]
Fax: 02 4630 9364
Email: towersretreat@bigpond.com

 

acknowledgements

 

Rock face Allen's Creek (photo smt)We acknowledge the traditional owners of this Land, the Dharawal Nation, and honour their Ancestors and Elders. We recognise the richness of their ancient language and culture stretching back tens of thousands of years.

 

 

Magnolia flower at Retreat House (photo D Taylor)We gratefully acknowledge the use of images, particularly those taken by David Taylor & Marian Cabrera.  Every effort has been taken to locate image sources and acknowledge them where possible.