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2022 Men's Retreats (updated: new dates & venue)

Updated: Jun 4

WHAT IS A RETREAT? Retreats provide a weekend away to reflect on God and the living out of one's faith at work, home and in social life. Retreats are conducted by priests and laymen of Opus Dei and include:

- Periods of guided prayer in the chapel

- Opportunity to attend Holy Mass and receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation

- Some talks on prayer life and virtues

- Time for personal reflection - Opportunity for personal spiritual direction

- Praying of the Stations of the Cross and the Holy Rosary DETAILS The James Byrne Centre (where we normally have retreats) will remain closed till 31 December 2022 due to COVID. However, this year there will be two retreats at an alternative venue called Minden Retreat, which is about 60km west of Brisbane and right next to the Warrego Highway.


In 2022 the retreats will be held on the following weekends:


12 - 14 August

18 - 20 November


The retreat begins at 8.00pm on the Friday night and finishes at 3:00pm on the Sunday afternoon.


The address for the retreat venue is:


Minden Retreat

25 Boughens Rd

Minden QLD 4311


Carpooling can be arranged.


As Minden Retreat is usually used as a wedding venue and has its own chapel. There are three accommodation blocks designed to accommodate about 100 people but with multiple beds in each bedroom. However, if 16 people attend the retreat, each person will be able to have an individual room for themselves. Also, each person will need to bring their own bed linen, blanket/sleeping bag and towels for the weekend.


Full meals will be served on Saturday (all meals) and Sunday (breakfast & lunch) plus tea, coffee and snacks.


The retreat will be more expensive than James Byrne, however we will have the entire venue to ourselves all weekend for the retreat.


The Retreat Fee is $350. Payment can be made to:


Account Name: Aldridge Study Centre No.2

BSB: 034003

Account Number: 388480

(Please leave name in payment description) If you would like to attend a retreat, please register here or contact info@aldridge.org.au / 0419 126 999 for more details.