Provide outstanding hospitality to our guests to share and experience a spirit of quiet and a sacred place to engage in spiritual conversations.
Peter Canisius House is a Retreat Centre conveniently located on a 5 acre site in Pymble on Sydney’s North Shore. With 45 bedrooms, a variety of meeting spaces, a large dining room with full time chefs working on site, we are an ideal venue. We specialise in accommodating individual and group spiritual retreats, including schools. We also provide overnight and day hospitality for the not for profit and private business sectors.
Peter Canisius House is owned and operated by the Australian Jesuits with the site steeped in the history of the Catholic religious order of the Society of Jesus.
Deepen your relationship with God in silence, with guidance from a spiritual director and ample time for prayer and reflection.
Ideal venue for day or overnight church, mindfulness, yoga or meditation retreat.
We of the Rotary Club of St Ives are very impressed with Peter Canisius House because their modern and spacious facilities are perfect for meetings and presentations. Even since we began hosting our club meetings and our public dementia education events we have never had a concern. Mick and his team listen carefully to our needs and those of our invited guests, and they always deliver a high level of customer service. The flexibility displayed by their team cannot be faulted and they truly appreciate their customers, respond to questions almost immediately and address our needs very effectively. We would absolutely recommend Peter Canisius House to any group wanting a wonderful experience.
Saint Ignatius’ College, Riverview, is a Catholic day and boarding school for students from Year 5 through Year 12. We have used Peter Canisius House for many years for student retreats and days of reflection and for staff formation days.
Peter Canisius House is a lovely multi functional grand building suiting our retreat experiences for people attending. Situated within Sydney, people immediately relax once entering the leafy grounds, and settling into the ensuite bedrooms. the place immediately enables them to leave behind the hecticness of Sydney life.
Thank you again Peter Canisius House for providing such a wonderful venue for our student and teacher retreats. Over the past four years the amazing team makes every retreat run seamlessly which allows a fantastic experience for the students and teachers. We love the spaciousness of the site, fabulous meals and convenience of the location. That’s why we keep coming back!
I have really appreciated your wonderful hospitality during the last 4½ weeks in this spiritually profound place. I will spread the “good news”.
We had a great experience staying at Canisius House. The individual help and care from all the Canisius staff was wonderful; everyone was happy and easy to work with. Add to that the beautiful grounds and spacious rooms - what a pleasure! It all contributed to the success of the event for us as organisers and for the attending participants.