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New Norcia Retreats and Study Courses

July 26, 2024 - May 25, 2025


The retreats are held in Australia’s only monastic town, which is wonderful to visit in its own right.

Weekend and Single Day Retreats

The New Norcia Institute for Benedictine Studies seeks to broaden and deepen awareness of the monastic tradition within Christianity. It offers an environment conducive to prayer, study and reflection with excellence in teaching and research. It aims to encourage participants at all stages of life to reflect on their journey of faith with the pastoral support of rich traditions in prayer, discernment and discipleship, whether as lay people, professed religious, academics, or in ordained ministry.

Custom Retreats

The NNIBS is delighted to be able to offer custom retreats, for groups of four or more participants, subject to availability. These retreats, presented by monks of the monastery, can be adapted to the particular needs and interests of the group, and scheduled on any mutually convenient dates. If you are interested in organising a special retreat for a group, please contact Fr. Robert Nixon, OSB, at institute@newnorcia.com.au.

Individual Retreats

Persons are welcome to stay in the monastery guesthouse to make individual retreats. These may be done without direction, simply allowing the experience of prayer, silence and solitude to enrich and renew one’s spirit. Alternatively, it is often possible to arrange for a monk qualified in spiritual direction to meet daily with retreatants. Inquiries should be directed to the monastery guesthouse, at guesthouse@newnorcia.com.au.



Benedictine Abbey New Norcia
New Norcia Rd
New Norcia, WA 6509 Australia
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