There where you are, you will find God

Mary MacKillop 1871

Nestled in the leafy grounds of St Joseph's Convent, Mary MacKillop Centre, South Perth offers retreat and reflection days for groups of school children preparing to receive the sacraments and for people of all ages wanting to reflect on and learn more about St Mary of the Cross, our Australian Saint.

What’s On

Day of Prayer and Contemplation

Theme: ”Commit your activities to the Lord and your plan will be achieved.”

  • When: 9.30am – 1.00pm Thursday 13 June
  • Where: Mary MacKillop Centre, 16 York Street, S outh Perth
  • RSVP: Friday 7th June to or (08) 9334 0999
  • Cost:  Donation

Light refreshments provided

Meditative Prayer in the Style of Taizé

Meditative Prayer in the style of Taizé

  • 16 June, 7pm—8pm (Chapel doors open at 6.30pm)
  • 3rd Sunday of following months:  18 August, 15 September, 20 October, 17 November
  • Invite your friends and pray in a relaxing, meditative way
  • Bring a torch and a friend!
  • Enquiries: Sr Maree Riddler rsj
  • Phone: 0414 683 926
  • Email:
  • Visit:

Praying Our Experiences

‘The different heart of Jesus’

Parking on York Street. Public transport – Bus 34 King Edward Street, nearest York Street.

‘Praying our Experiences’ is a directed contemplative gathering, with personal reflection time. It uses Catholic-Christian sacred texts, tradition and experience to discern God’s call to us, both as a faith community and individually, in the everyday.

Share the Charism … Dreams – Vision – Pathways

An opportunity for contemplative prayer, silence, reflection, review of life, sharing … focusing on Contemplative Dialogue

Theme ~ Contemplating Love Unfolding

“Let us study the Heart of God and, in doing so, we shall learn many beautiful lessons of patience and love.” (MMK1 871)

  • When: 5pm – 10am pm Sunday 5-7 July 2019 (overnight accommodation available)
  • Where:   Kilmolee at Safety Bay, 182 Arcadia Drive, Safety Bay
  • RSVP: 28 June 2019
  • Expressions of interest to: Alma Cabassi rsj | | 0419 044 136
The Sydney Store

The Sydney Online Store has information and many keepsakes relating to Mary MacKillop’s life and writings including books about Mary’s life, bookmarks, candles, medals, magnets, keyrings, CDs, postcards, posters, rosaries, prayer cards, and much more.

Spirituality Resources

Click here for the 2018 WA Retreats and Prayer Events brochure: “Living into Mystery ~ Opportunities for Spiritual Enrichment 2018”.

Support our Work

You are invited to donate to the ongoing works of the Sisters of Saint Joseph including this centre. Your contribution will help to support our facilities and programs that do not receive other funding.

Map Pin

16 York Street, South Perth, WA, 6151


Contact Us

The Centre has ample street parking. It is also conveniently situated close to a main bus route from the city. Bus route 34 from the Bus station or William Street in the city to the bus stop near the corner of King Edward and York Street, South Perth.

Contact Form

phone (08) 9334 0999
mail PO Box 593 South Perth WA. 6951

From humble beginnings.

The Sisters of Saint Joseph were founded by Mary MacKillop and Julian Tenison Woods in Penola, South Australia in 1866.