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The Chapel of the Retreat Center

Since 1 Nopember 2015 the Indonesian Carmelite friars run Shek O Retreat Centre in Hong Kong. The house is situated on a peninsula called ” Shek O ” , which literally means ” rocky bay ” ( shek = stone ; o = bay ) . The peninsula is located on the southern coast of the island of Hong Kong . Shek O is famous for its beautiful beaches , excellent fine sandy beaches , and rocky coast natural shape and color are very unique . Besides the village of Shek O is also surrounded by hills and small exotic islands. The address of the retreat centre is 28 Headland Road, Shek O – Hong Kong.

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This centre was built by Bishop Francis Hsu about 42 years ago as a place for Hong Kong diocesan priests who would like to have personal retreat or just to relax for a while. It was turned into a retreat house in 2003. The Columban Sisters managed the retreat house until the Carmelites took it over from them. The centre itself is not very big. There are seven double-bedrooms, a chapel, a conference room, two private prayer rooms and a big living room. All rooms are facing the beautiful peninsula.

This centre also functions as the station of St Anne Parish, Stanley. Every Sunday people from surrounding area come to participate in the Eucharistic celebration. The mass is said in English due the most of them who come are European or Filipino.