The Monastery has been home to the Passionist Community since 1896, and our Parish which formally began in 1958 takes its name from the founder of the Passionist Congregation –St. Paul of the Cross.
We have two Mass centres – St Raphael’s Church at Parkside (which was originally under the care of the Passionists and then under the care of the Archdiocese from 1927/28 till 2000), and St. Paul’s Church (in the Monastery grounds).
In 2001, St. Raphael’s Church and St Raphael’s Primary School, returned to the care of the Passionist Congregation and were incorporated into the Parish of St Paul of the Cross.
The Passionist priests and brothers who live at St. Paul’s Retreat extend a welcome to you as you visit our website today. The Monastery and its surrounds are a large complex providing many different services and we extend an invitation to you to visit the Monastery in person one day and experience the peace of our grounds, the Sacred Garden or the Memorial Garden. We also host many groups and individuals who stay with us for Retreats or day programmes in our Conference Centre.
In addition to these works, we have the responsibility of pastoral care for the Parish of St. Paul of the Cross (Glen Osmond & Parkside) and to all who worship at our two churches – St. Paul’s (located in our grounds) and St. Raphael’s in Young St. Parkside. Please scroll through this menu page to see what services and ministries may be of help to you.
We hope you will always find a welcome in our Parish and experience warmth, inclusivity, and an ecumenical spirit when you are here with us. Our mission is to proclaim the love of God witnessed so clearly in the Passion of Jesus and we hope that you too may draw strength from the life, death and resurrection of Jesus and experience peace through the pastoral outreach of our Lay Ministers, our Administrative Staff and Parish Team members and the Passionists themselves.
May God bless you,
Denis Travers CP. PP