111 Sir Samuel Griffith Drive, BARDON.


About Faber

The Faber Centre of Ignatian Spirituality offers people of today who are searching a variety of spiritual exercises, spiritual guidance, formation programs and different kinds of retreats: Individual Spiritual Direction, Urban, Regional and Rural Outreach, Day Retreats, Weekend Retreats, Residential Retreats, Individually Directed Retreats, or the Full Spiritual Exercises, either in solitude (for 30 days) or in daily life (for 30 weeks).

Our focus is not religious services, but spiritual exercises and spiritual guidance for persons of different religions or of no religion, to develop their freedom and the interiority of their daily human experiences, to discern their beliefs, and for Christian believers to explore their faith in God for a better service of God, through, with, and in Christ. The Faber Centre is in Brisbane, in the northern state of Queensland, Australia, in a beautiful forest setting at the foot of Mt Coot-tha, in Sir Samuel Griffith Drive which circles Mt Coot-tha overlooking Brisbane.

Email retreat for busy people

Would you like to experience an Ignatian retreat but are unable to visit us here at the Faber Centre?

Our five-day Email Retreat for Busy People is designed especially for you! This self-directed retreat can be undertaken at home, in and around your normal daily activities.

Sign up now to receive your daily email guiding you through the five days of the retreat.

Faber Guided Retreats

The Faber Centre also offers Individually Guided Retreats for 2, 4 or 6 days, Weekend Retreats, and Day Retreats, adapted always for people in different situations and their diverse needs.
Also available are spiritual formation programs, seminars, workshops, and outreach programs to parish staff and school staff, and to regional and rural areas throughout Queensland.

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Latest Blogs

25 February 2020
Faber Blog
But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you; Mt 5: 44Yeah right – you cannot be serious!‘Because this may be the hardest commandment,’ according to Fr James Martin SJ, one cannot but help emit shock / horror upon each readi...
19 February 2020
Faber Blog
We know that the whole of creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right through to the present time. Romans 8:22 Louis Pasteur once postulated, “it is in the power of (people) to eradicate infection from earth.” The probability,...
10 February 2020
Faber Blog
Aunty Joan Hendriks: Lest we forget.8.1.1936 – 26.1.2020Blessed are you, when people insult you and persecute you and speak all kinds of evil against you because of me. Mt. 5:11Tributes, eulogies and commendations have greeted the passing of Aunty Jo...
05 February 2020
Faber Blog
The first weeks of my year have been spent recharging my physical and spiritual batteries. It has been a time spent relaxing and in prayer committing to some new ways of proceeding in my life. These ways re-imagined by my coming to know my true feeli...
04 December 2019
Faber Blog
Ignatian Spirituality
St. Francis Xavier – 3 DecemberFrancis Xavier was born on 7 April, 1506 at Javier, Kingdom of Navarre. He died on 3 December, 1552 aged 46 at on Shangchuan Island. He met Ignatius of Loyola at the University of...
30 October 2019
Faber Blog
Ignatian Spirituality
" Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”Luke’s scriptural quote goes beyond the familiar ‘prayers and thoughts’ refrain because it necessitates actions of seeking and knocking. &n...

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The Faber Centre of Ignatian Spirituality welcomes donations to continue our work giving the Spiritual Exercises and providing formation for Mission.


Donations can be made via direct deposit to

Faber CIS

BSB 064139

Acct No 10136519

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Where To Find Us

111 Sir Samuel Griffith Drive, BARDON, QLD, 4065, Australia.
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Phone Number
07 3368 2450

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