A silent retreat is a special time to break from the usual activities of life, a time to reflect and to ask oneself: How is life going? Where is my life heading? Where is God in all this? It is a time to assess the present and to apply resolutions in a practical way to one's daily life.

Weekend retreats offer daily Mass, time for personal prayer and talks on central themes related to living a Christian life within the specific circumstances of daily life. There are also opportunities for confession and personal spiritual direction.

The spiritual and doctrinal activities conducted by Heathgrove Study Centre are entrusted to Opus Dei, a personal Prelature of the Catholic Church. For more information:

Retreat Details

Retreats begin on the first night at 8.30pm and finish on Sunday afternoon at 4pm.

They are held at
Castlemaine Study Centre,
8 The Terrace,
Castlemaine VIC 3450

Cost details:

  Single Room Shared Room
Weekend $300 $240
Extended Weekend: $390 $320

2018 Retreat Dates

  • February
    Friday 9th - Sun 11th: 2 nights 

  • March
    Thursday 15th - Sunday 18th: 3 nights 

  • July
    Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd: 2 nights 

  • September
    Thursday 6th - Sunday 9th: 3 nights 

  • October
    Friday 26th - Sunday 28th: 2 nights


Bookings for Retreats can be made via email to Shobha Thomas (details below):

Mobile: 0421 327 919

Money should be deposited into the Heathgrove Account:

Account Name: Heathgrove
BSB Number: 033 039
Account Number: 556568