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The Carcoar Camino – an Ignatian Walking Retreat

The autumn weather made for a beautiful Carcoar Camino retreat last weekend. The retreatants were taken on both an inner journey using the Ignatian First Spiritual Exercises and an outer journey, walking the Shalom labyrinth as well as tracks along the beautiful...

Fr Frank Brennan SJ AO speaks at Shalom

Father Frank Brennan’s credentials as priest, politician and advocate of human rights were in full evidence as he spoke at the long lunch at Shalom House of Prayer on Tuesday May 24th on the topic of ‘Human Rights and Religious Freedom in Australia Today’.  A fluent...

Bread of Life Retreat and the First Spiritual Exercises

Shalom House of Prayer facilitates a rather beautiful retreat called the Bread of Life that focuses on the metaphor and method of learning the ancient craft of sourdough bread baking. The metaphor of course is how we are stretched, moulded and transformed in our...

Bread of Life Retreat

On the last weekend of February, at Shalom we had a small but enthusiastic group of retreatants enjoying some great weather and wonderful food, while they learnt how to make ‘Pane Shalom’ our signature sourdough bread as well as some meditative prayer styles using the...

What it means to “hold space” for people

Heather Plett, gets to the heart of what it means to 'hold space'. As she describes it: "What does it mean to hold space for someone else? It means that we are willing to walk alongside another person in whatever journey they’re on without judging them, making them...

Digging Wells or Building Fences

This is an interesting article by Sheila Pritchard which, while written in 1994, is particularly apt today as all the Christian Churches struggle to remain relevant. A visitor to an Australian outback cattle ranch was intrigued by the seemingly endless miles of...

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