Heart of Life is a spirituality centre offering:
• Many workshops and seminars throughout the year on different themes - of a few hours, one day or multiple weeks
• Retreats, either inhouse or as Outreach programs
• Spiritual direction
• Individual or group supervision
• Professional and personal development for spiritual directors
• Pastoral formation
• A quiet sanctuary for prayer and reflection, set in beautiful surroundings
• Celebration of Mass weekly (Thursdays)
Heart of Life began in 1983 as an initiative of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart whose founder, Jules Chevalier, saw the formation and education of people in spirituality of the heart as the most important task of the Congregation. He saw this education and formation as a means to reform society and “to address the ills of the day”.
Our inspiration to follow the way of the heart stems from our belief in God’s inclusive love for all people, poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit. This mysterious love moves in our lives and our world, inviting us to an authentic, grounded and deeply human way of being.
The way of the heart rests on a contemplative attitude and an authentic discernment that underpins all that we do at Heart of Life - in our seminars and workshops, our ministry formation programs and our professional commitment to spiritual direction. All of these activities are located in the place where the heart finds space to speak and to be heard.
We invite you to join us, as our hearts speak our truth, our longings, and our search for all that is real, true and good.
Heart of Life Spirituality Centre
To be attuned to the mysterious Other in the heart of all creation.
(Heart of Life) Values ...
the symphony of silence in each graced encounter;
the harmony of the universe in the divine and human embrace;
the contemplative capacity of the heart nestled within life’s experience.
The Mission of the Heart of Life Spirituality Centre is to enliven the divine spark in people’s hearts through contemplative formation.