Peace Garden

It is exactly how its name suggests. Whether you’ve arrived at your event early and just need some re-coup time to sit alone and absorb the morning or you need a space to break out/ have group discussions, the Peace garden is the place for you! It’s a private little space which can be accessed from the inside and outside.

Shrine of St Gabriel

Located outside on the back lawn, the Shrine of St Gabriel is a beautiful, peaceful and sacred space to enjoy private Holy Mass or to simply sit and relax. Guests may choose to respectfully be seated here as part of their prayer times/ meditation or even quiet time. This Shrine is dedicated to St Gabriel.

Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows C.P (born Francesco Possenti March 1, 1838 – February 27, 1862) was an Italian Passionist clerical student. Born to a professional family, he gave up ambitions of a secular career to enter the Passionist congregation. His life in the monastery was not extraordinary, yet he followed the rule of the congregation perfectly and was known for his great devotion to the sorrows of the Virgin Mary.

Garden of St Francis

Situated at the back lawn, with park benches around the garden of St Francis. This is a perfect place to enjoy group activities, group discussions or brainstorming sessions. You will be inspired by the birds that will fly high over you and the beautiful breeze that touches your face. It’s an experience to be here.

The Grotto

The grotto is neatly tucked away into the gorgeous gardens of Holy Cross. Located just outside the La Velle Room and close to the Shrine of St Gabriel, the Grotto has a few solid benches for you to enjoy with members of your group or simply to enjoy the silence alone. The Grotto has a lot to offer. Be free, unwind at the grotto and enjoy the heavenly presence before you.

The Labyrinth

Holy Cross invites you to come to our Labyrinth. Labyrinths have been used in ancient times as a symbol that connects to wholeness. Labyrinths are used as a tool for meditation. It represents the journey to one’s own centre and back again out into the world. For more information on a guided labyrinth walk, please contact Holy Cross. hcc@passionists.com

The Pool

With Melbourne’s scorching heat, there’s no better way to stay cool, than by the gorgeous pool. Tucked away amidst the serenity of nature, the pool is only a short walk away from the La Velle Room and has few chairs and table to enjoy a nice summer’s cool drink. The pool does need to be booked in advance. Guests can hire towels or BYO.

The Perfect Picnic

Whether it’s your Staff Christmas party or the next Ladies’ Day Out, Holy Cross has the most luscious and lifting space for you. Bring your group and we will take care of the rest for you! Have access to your own private gardens.