Education Development Association (EDA).

Mirrabooka is an undertaking of Educational Development Association (EDA), a not for profit company registered in New South Wales. EDA runs several projects for the academic and personal development of the Australian youth.

Other Projects by EDA

  • Nairana Study Centre is a purpose-built educational centre for high school boys from years 7-12 in Pennant Hills NSW.


  • Warrane College is an affiliated residential college for men at The University of New South Wales. Located on the university campus, Warrane provides accommodation and supplementary educational programs for students from rural NSW, interstate and overseas. As a university college, its focus is academic achievement, providing a supportive learning environment, an extensive tutorial program and mentoring from senior students and practicing professionals.


  • Kenthurst Study Centre offers residential programs and weekend retreats.Set in 25 acres of native bushland, this centre is an idyllic venue for study and reflection. Popular activities include spiritual retreats for men and women, theology seminars for priests and character development seminars for men and women. His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, enjoyed a three day stay at the centre just prior to the commencement of World Youth Day 2008 in Sydney.

Opus Dei

The pastoral care of Mirrabooka is entrusted to Opus Dei, an institution of the Catholic Church founded by St Josemaria Escriva in 1928. Opus Dei’s mission is to spread the Christian message that every person is called to holiness and that every honest work can be sanctified. Opus Dei offers support and guidance to help all those who want (whether or not they are members) to aim at holiness in their ordinary lives, especially through their everyday work. Opus Dei began in Australia in May 1963.

St Josemaria Escriva

Josemaria Escriva was born in Spain on January 9, 1902 and died in Rome on June 26, 1975. On 2 October 1928, by divine inspiration, he founded Opus Dei. He was canonised by St John Paul II in 2002