SSPX Australia Retreats
‘A retreat is the greatest of all
graces' - St Peter Julian Eymard
Retreats Schedule 2018
Retreats at Lysterfield (VIC):
- Women: 8 - 12 April
- Men: 9 - 13 July
- Women: 15 - 19 October
Retreats at Ipswich (outside Brisbane QLD):
- Men: 9 - 14 April
- Women: 2 - 7 July
- Women: 24 - 29 September
- Men: 10 - 15 December
'I really do not have time.'
We were created by God for only one ultimate purpose: to praise, reverence and serve Him and so doing to save
our souls. If we achieve that, our life is a success; if we fail at that, all is a failure. If we cannot make time
for God in a serious way by a retreat every few years, then perhaps the short time of our life is being spent for
the wrong purpose.
'A week on retreat seems so long when there is so much to do.'
We claim that our greatest hope is to spend eternity in heaven, knowing and loving God and resting in Him. How is
it then that we cannot find five days to spend with Him now? Five days doing essentially what we hope to do in
heaven, knowing, loving and resting in God? If heaven is not a waste of time, than neither is retreat.
'I am afraid of a General Confession. How will I remember all my sins?'
If many others have succeeded in this, so can we with the help of God’s grace and the guidance of the priests. If
others have found it most helpful in the amendment of their lives, so will we. If we still think that a General
Confession is hard to face, consider facing the General Judgment, ill-prepared.
Vital to the development of a pro-found Catholic life are periods of quiet peace and reflection. Maybe we are
seeking to overcome our dominant fault; maybe we are trying to discern God’s calling; maybe we are uncertain about
an important decision; maybe we just need time to take a deep breath away from the hustle and bustle of daily life
and contemplate the beau-tiful mysteries of our Faith. A re-treat is the ideal solution. It is truly
a life-changing experience!
For further information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
or (07) 3278 6607