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 COVID-19 Update 

Please be aware all our scheduled retreats are postponed until further notice.

Spiritual Direction Available

Spiritual Direction is still very much available by phone, skype, facetime or the like.  Please contact us at administrator@faberspirituality.org.au or call us on (07) 3368 2450 if you would like to speak with one of our spiritual directors about your spiritual journey in this time of uncertainty and change.  For more information click here.

Be sure to visit our website regularly as we will maintain contact with you through our blog, online retreats, prayers and links to other resources you can enjoy at home.


Latest News


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At the moment in Australia we don’t know where this present pandemic will take us, writes Australian Provincial Fr Brian McCoy SJ. We are living in this season of Autumn where creation is changing and leaves are falling around us and where the gift to come is not immediately evident or even tangible. We are facing a new mystery of our human condition that asks us to let go what we think is ‘normal’ and allow something new to emerge



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This retreat has been prepared by the staff of Jesuit Communications for the use of people who have to isolate themselves for 14 days during the Coronavirus crisis. Of course, other people who may find it helpful are also welcome to use it. 

With Jesus in the Desert’ is an online retreat that has been developed for people who are in social isolation during the coronavirus pandemic. It has been designed to run for 14 days, but may be adapted and run as needed.

If you have someone to contact in any way during the retreat to speak about what is happening in your retreat and your day, that could be very helpful.

Jesuit and Ignatian Spirituality Australia can put you in touch with experienced spiritual directors for one-to-one spiritual direction using online platforms such as FaceTime, Skype and Zoom.  FIND OUT MORE...


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Fr Frank Brennan SJ’s Homily for the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Newman College, University of Melbourne, 29 March 2020. Listen at https://soundcloud.com/frank-brennan-6/homily-29320

‘Unbind him. Let him go free.’ With these words, Jesus brings new life to Lazarus. All around the world today, there are healthcare workers and loved ones looking at ICU beds dreaming and hoping that the one in the bed might be unplugged and walk free from the effects of the all-pervasive coronavirus.




Latest Blogs

01 April 2020
Faber Blog
"Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?"  John 9:2  "Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God's works might be revealed in him.” 9:3“My disabled daughter’s premature death...
18 March 2020
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  I'm just a soul whose intentions are good...  Nina Simone 1964  One does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.  Mt 4:4 ‘Oh, baby - don't you know I'm human,’ sings Nina...
04 March 2020
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Walking Meditations
To walk contemplatively in nature, is not to hike, not to be in a rush to reach the end, but to be receptive to the present moment, to be open to wonder.  The experience of ‘awe’ is a touch deep within, an overwhelming feeling of reverence,...
25 February 2020
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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...

Faber Guided Retreats

COVID-19 Update: All scheduled retreats are postponed until further notice.

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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