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PO Box 15, Hartbeespoort, 0216, S.A. Portion 60 of Farm 482, Meerhof Hartbeespoort, N.W. Province, S.A., Off Findlay Avenue…Next to Good Shepherd Catholic ​Church


Dear Friend of Good Shepherd

It is such a wonderful pleasure to begin to share with you the developments at the Retreat Centre. We are making steady progress with the ​aesthetic changes to the Chapels of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the St Eugene de Mazenod, together with their adjoining Blessed Sacrament ​Chapels. These are the first of many such remodellings being made that will usher in a new ethos of profound Silence in a spirit of deep ​Prayer, Reflection, and Eucharistic Worship at Good Shepherd Retreat Centre.

Our Blessed Mother will have Her own prominence within these hallowed grounds, bringing with it a calm confidence in Her motherly

intercession and protection. The Oblate Founder, St Eugene de Mazenod and Blessed Joseph Gerard,known to those who associate with the ​Oblates of Mary Immaculate, will have a special importance in this Retreat Centre as well.

We are currently transitioning from a more general space of spiritual activity to a more centred spiritual approach on the Holy Eucharist. ​Hence, the Retreat Centre is now no longer a place for conferences or workshops, as these have often disturbed the quiet prayerful ethos ​that this space now welcomes. The retreats, which I conduct, will thus have a particular attentiveness to the Holy Eucharist (Holy Mass) and ​Eucharistic Adoration, blending each themed retreat into this framework.

Last year we worked extensively on the grounds and gardens around the property. This project, though vast, is a joyful and meaningful work ​in progress. In time, we will develop this already beautiful space so that it may further enhance the spiritual experience of those who come ​here.

For those of you who have not visited Good Shepherd Retreat Centre, and would like to experience a retreat or just like to visit for personal ​prayer, please email us and we will be happy to help with that.

We will certainly keep all our patrons, suppliers, and associates in our prayers as we journey through this new year.


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