Community of Friars in Australia - Munster

Marian Friary "Immaculate Gate of Heaven" - Munster, Perth



he Marian Friary Immaculate Gate of Heaven in Munster began with the generous donation of land on Henderson Road. Prior to the construction of the friary, the friars resided in Swanborne, Perth from January of 2003 until July of 2006. After the friary was finished, they moved to Munster which is about half an hour from the city.

The community is a fairly modest-sized friary which can house about 10 friars with living quarters appropriate for the life of the friars. A future chapel and multipurpose hall are planned for future construction to facilitate some of the apostolate and services of the friars in the area.

The friars are active in numerous apostolates especially in the area of spiritual direction, periodic retreats both for youth and adult, spiritual assistance to Marian Family Cenacles, a family-oriented gathering, as well as the organisation of "A Day with Mary".

Apostolate of the Community

  • Spiritual Direction and Sacraments
    The friars who are priests are busy with providing spiritual direction and the sacrament of reconciliation to anyone who requests them - especially the members of their lay association, the Mission of the Immaculate Mediatrix Movement (MIM).
  • MIM Lay Association
    In keeping with the spirituality of their Institute, the friars organise and form lay associations which follow the spirituality of the friars and sisters according to the lay state. Their monthly meeting consists in participating in the Liturgy, Marian and Franciscan conferences, reception of the sacraments as well as spiritual direction. For more information on this association, please follow this link.
  • Monthly Marian Cenacle
    On the First Saturday of each month, the friars organise the Marian apostolate known as "A Day with Mary", a day dedicated to prayer, conferences and social gathering to the faithful of all walks of life - especially the family.
  • Radio Broadcast
    Every Sunday, the friars broadcast Catholic and Marian programs from a local station which has a fairly decent coverage in the area of Perth.
  • Sacraments and Services

    Conventual Masses are celebrated (for now) privately by the friars:
    Weekdays: 7:00 AM
    Sundays and Solemnities: 7:30 AM

    Location and Contact Information

    Marian Friary Immaculate Gate of Heaven
    302 Henderson Rd., Munster WA 6166
    Tel: (61) 08 9437 2792
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