Browsing: Retreats & Conferences

Catch up on the latest lectures and talks from prominent events around Australia

Immaculata Mission School St. Peter Statue

Presumption, Power & Passion


For Drake McCallister’s second talk at IMS 2013, he speaks on the life of St Peter reflected in the Christian journey: from faith on one’s own terms, to the receiving and stirring up of the Holy Spirit, to the full realisation of a complete surrender to Christ.

Immaculata Mission School Pentecost Our Lady Holy Spirit

Christ Changes Everything


In his first talk at IMS 2013, Prof. Drake McCallister presents how the Word becoming Flesh changes everything, how the early Christians changed the world by the power of the Holy Spirit, and how through the same Holy Spirit we too can set the world on fire.


Marriage and Covenant


In the final talk at iWitness 2012, Ryan and Karin Messmore reflect on their relationship and eventual marriage, and how it was influenced by an unlikely place – the covenantal marriage practice of the ancient Israelites.

iWitness solitude water man contemplate

The Masculine Spirit


In this talk for men from the iWitness Conference, Christian Stephens discusses two contradictory perspectives of masculinity put forward in the media, and how they both fall short of true masculinity.

Fear, Peace & Suffering FR. GREG MORGAN

Anointing of the Sick


In the fifth talk of the iWitness Conference, Fr Greg Morgan discusses the rite and effects of the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick – within the context of the contrasting approaches to death and suffering of the Church and contemporary society.

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Reconciliation: Becoming Truly Human


In the fourth talk of the iWitness 2012, Dr Robert Tilley explores the nature of sin and confession, how the Catholic Sacrament of Confession builds us up to be fully human, and how our contemporary culture attempts to obscure this reach for humanity.

iWitness Holy Water Font

Baptism: A death like Christ’s


In the third talk at the iWitness Conference, Fr Paul Rowse takes us through the rite and importance of Baptism, where we find Baptism and its components in Scripture, and the effects of Baptism as a Sacrament – in his typically entertaining style.

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Holy Orders: Men of God


Four men at different stages of discerning and living out the priestly vocation – from seminarian to bishop – discuss their experience and insight into the Sacrament of Holy Orders.

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