Something deep and mystical calls all Australians to journey to the heart of our nation to honour its symbols, stories and beauty in a prayerful spirit of awe and thanksgiving. Be among the first pilgrims to take the journey to the heart, to witness the remarkable 20 metre Cross rising high on Memory Mountain.
Alice Springs (1) • Ormiston Gorge • Glen Helen (2) • The Cross at Memory Mountain • Haasts Bluff • Hermannsberg • Standley Chasm • Simpsons Gap • Alice Springs (2) • Kings Canyon (1) • Karrke Aboriginal cultural experience • Curtin Springs Station • Uluru – Ayers Rock Resort (2) • Mala Walk • Kata Tjuta National Park – The Olgas • Fields of Light Dinner experience
* All tour inclusions and order of daily arrangements remain subject to change due to any unforeseen circumstances, which may arise, or at the discretion of the tour leadership.
Theme: New Beginnings
Proposed Mass / Prayer Service: Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Alice Springs
Meet your group leaders and get to know your fellow travellers as we come together to share our first Mass followed by a group dinner.
Alice Springs Overnight (D)
Theme: Springs in Dry Places
Proposed Mass / Prayer Service: Our Lady Of The Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Alice Springs
Theme: Healing and Restoration
Proposed Mass / Prayer Service: Outdoor at the Cross on Memory Mountain
Glen Helen overnight (BD)
Theme: God’s Provision
Proposed Mass / Prayer Service: Alice Springs
Alice Springs overnight (BD)
Theme: Abundance of Blessings
Proposed Mass / Prayer Service: Santa Teresa Parish Church
Alice Springs Overnight (BD)
Theme: Food for the Journey
Proposed Mass / Prayer Service: Outdoor at Kings Canyon
Kings Canyon Resort Overnight (BD)
Theme: Wonder of Creation
Proposed Mass / Prayer Service: Curtain Springs
Visit the Karrke Indigenous Experience for a one-of-a-kind authentic Aboriginal cultural experience. The tour is a short walk and talk on areas of importance in local cultural knowledge on bush tucker and bush medicines, as used by the Luritja and Pertame (Southern Aranda) people.
Arrive at Uluru for dinner
Uluru Overnight (BLD)
Theme: Empowered to Shine
Proposed Mass / Prayer Service: Ayers Rock Resort
Uluru Overnight (BD)
Theme: Gratitude & Peace
Proposed Mass / Prayer Service: Yulara Community Shed
31 August - 8 September 2023
Fr Dominic Murphy OP
AUD from $5190
AUD $1750 Supplement
Air & Tour
* Prices are indicative and remain subject to possible changes in the unlikely event of significant exchange rate variations or minimum group size contingencies.
Fr Dominic is the Provincial of the Dominican Friars. He made his first profession of vows in 1993 and ordained a priest in 1998. He served in Sydney at Trinity Catholic College, Auburn before becoming the Vocations Promoter for 12 years. He also served in Melbourne for 6 years before returning to Sydney and has worked in university chaplaincy at the University of Sydney and ACU. He is currently responsible for the Dominicans in the Province encompassing Australia, New Zealand, the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea.
Fr Robin Koning SJ is the Vocations Director for the Jesuits in Australia and New Zealand. As part of that ministry, he works with young adults especially through retreats and workshops on Ignatian spirituality. In the 1990s he worked for 5 years in an Aboriginal parish in the Kimberley, based at Wirrimanu (Balgo Hills). He has previously taught high school science and religion, as well as tertiary-level theology, and has served as assistant to the Jesuit Provincial. He loves cycling and singing, and dabbles in card magic.
“This pilgrimage provided me the opportunity to experience and begin to understand Aboriginal spirituality within the context of the Catholic Church and understand the lifestyle and challenges of those in the Northern Territory. It was wonderful to see the spectacular sights of Alice Springs, Kings Canyon and Uluru and understand their place in Indigenous spirituality.”
“A dream of a lifetime come true. A deeper appreciation and respect for our beautiful Australian land. The connection between God and me through experiencing our land through the act of walking. Each step in life takes us closer to God. When I experience the beauty of nature and respect the elements, I’m drawn closer to God.”
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