Sumner House is a young men’s house of discernment – an innovative living space for young Catholic men to contemplate, pray and actively discern their vocation. Throughout a 12 – 18 month stay, residents will experience community living and explore an openness to discover where God might be leading them as a disciple of Jesus Christ.
Sumner House has the capacity to accommodate 8-10 people. It has a chapel as well as various common areas to allow community life and engagement.
Residents in Sumner House share in meals, prayer, pastoral work, sport, leisure and household living all whilst maintaining regular work, studies and daily life. The household is led by two directors acting as the main pastoral, formation and discernment support for the young men in the household.
The house of discernment is at a central location, located in St Joachim’s parish in Lidcombe. It is a two minute walk from the train station, a 20 minute train ride to the city and has plenty of parking. The parish has a perpetual adoration chapel, available for prayer at any hour.
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