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It is with joy that I can announce that Santa Teresa will re-open to welcome guests from Wednesday 15 July subject to current COVID plan safety requirements. Due to the social distancing rules currently in place, a maximum of 20 guests can be accommodated at any one time. Staff have organised signage, hygiene and cleaning practices, social distancing protocols and spacing of furniture to comply with all COVID regulations set by the Qld Health Department.

Here is a list of the safety protocols that need to be observed when visiting the Centre:

  • Do not come if you have any cold or fever symptoms, returned from overseas in the past 14 days or have been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19
  • Supply your personal details to assist with contact tracing in the event of an infection occurring at the Centre
  • Maintain a social distance of 1.5m at all times
  • Practice good hygiene, especially before and after meals, by washing your hands and using the sanitiser provided
  • Smile and wave, avoid physical contact
  • Observe the designated formation/dining room number limits

Please contact the Centre on Ph. 3286 4011 to make a booking or make an online booking enquiry.

Santa Teresa Spirituality Centre

Location & Facilities

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Map and Location

Santa Teresa Spirituality Centre
267 Wellington Street
Orimiston, Queensland 4160

Santa Teresa is located to the east of Brisbane at Ormiston, some 30 kms from both the CBD and Brisbane airport – approximately a 40 minute drive. There is a train service from the City to Ormiston, (Cleveland line) where guests who do not wish to take the 25 minute gentle walk to Santa Teresa might, by prior arrangement, be collected at the station by a staff member from the Centre.

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Santa Teresa provides:

  • 30 modern ensuited rooms (19 rooms with queen bed accommodation)
  • Santa Teresa chapel accommodating up to 50 people for prayer, liturgy and spiritual formation
  • A Blessed Sacrament chapel for up to 10 people available at all times for silent prayer
  • 3 outdoor prayer spaces (Labyrinth, Cana, Hermitage)
  • 4 formation spaces allowing for groups of 50, 30, 20 and 15 respectively
  • 3 dining spaces (Cenacle dining room, the Moongalba verandah and an outdoor eating area in Lisieux Place)
  • Catering by Mary-Clair’s Gourmet Delicacies and Catering
  • An enclosed verandah with majestic views of the Bay for relaxing over a cuppa
  • Beautifully landscaped grounds overlooking Moreton Bay
  • Walks to the Carmelite monastery, church and the historic Ormiston House next door
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Guest Comments

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  • This place is just heaven on earth
  • A delightful oasis of peace, a beautiful sense of the sacred. A great level of comfort and care!
  • I have felt that I have been in a truly sacred place while I have been here. Thoroughly nurtured and cared for.
  • The service and the hospitality are superb. We are so grateful. The buildings are beautiful and practical. Individual rooms excellent and having an ensuite is a luxury.
  • We’ve used lots of retreat/spirituality centres over the last 18 years and I don’t think we’ve ever been somewhere so attuned to being hospitable, welcoming and creating an environment attuned to fostering the spiritual journey. Can’t thank you enough for your generosity.
  • Beautiful, beautiful grounds, surrounds, and…….that view!!
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Spiritual Opportunities

People at Santa Teresa Spirituality Centre

Groups or individuals can undertake a variety of spiritual exercises including:

  • A parish one day reflection activity
  • An ecumenical group weekend retreat
  • An extended thematic retreat (3-6 days)
  • Teacher spiritual formation
  • A lay association renewal program
  • An annual clergy/religious retreat
  • A few days of solitude and prayer

Staff can advise you about spiritual directors and facilitators to guide you on your spiritual journey.

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