Retreat Program 2022

The Sisters of Saint Joseph Retreats, Sabaticals, Programs and other opportunities for nourishing the spiritual can be found here.

The retreats offered at Mary MacKillop Heritage Centre are small retreats. This year two directed retreats will be held in East Melbourne on the 7 – 12 of February and the 27 June – 2 July.

Retreatants are accommodated in our modern, comfortable apartments and are supplied with a continental breakfast in their rooms.

Each apartment has an ensuite and facilities for warming food including a microwave, toaster, kettle and a fridge. All linen is supplied and laundry facilities available.

Morning tea is provided and tea, coffee and biscuits available throughout the day. The main meal is at lunch time provided by the Centre and the evening meal is the responsibility of each individual Retreatant in their apartments.

Retreatants are requested to arrive after 11.00am on the first day, in time for lunch at 12.30pm in the Refreshments area. Departure time is between 10.00am and 12.00noon the following Sunday (no lunch).

There are six places available for each retreat. A non-refundable $50.00 deposit is required with each application.

Cost: $700.00 per Retreatant.

For further information and bookings please contact us on (03) 9926 9300.

Directed Retreats

This retreat is an invitation to rest and be attentive to the Presence of God in one’s life. Retreatants will have access to spiritual direction each day.

Monday 28 June – Sunday 04 July 2021

Spiritual Directors: Lynette Young rsj & Yvonne Harte rsj


Monday 25 October – Sunday 31 October 2021

Spiritual Directors: Jennifer Sanders rsj & Yvonne Harte rsj

Private Retreats

Individuals are welcome to utilise our accommodation facilities for a private retreat. For more information on our accommodation please follow this link.

For further information and costs please call MMHC on (03) 9926 9300 or email