I will be running an online Retreat in September on Pilgrimage. In this retreat we look at our life journeys through the lens of pilgrimage. Some of the topics covered include our longings, risks of embracing change, what we carry with us, going beyond the safety and security of the familiar, releasing our hold onto maps and plans for our journey, facing detours and delays and facing growth and change. If any of this resonates with you, you may want to consider joining me on this Retreat.
Friday 20 to Tuesday 24 September 2013
Begins 7:30pm Friday and Ends 3pm Tuesday.
A substantial part of each day will be in silence in order to listen more closely to God.
Typically each day will offer:
• Morning Prayer and optional other resources for the day
• Evening Prayer & Communion to close each day
• an individual daily spiritual direction session (30-40 mins)
• personal space for your own journey
• periods of communal silence will be kept
• clay and material for drawing and painting will be available
• provision will be made for those who want to make a fully silent retreat
Venue: Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, Island Bay, Wellington
Facilitators: SGM Team
Cost: $300.00 or $285 if fully paid online by 30 August
For More Info and Registration Form
The Elm Centre - Waikanae
The annual SGM Wellington 2 & 4 day retreats are open for registrations now. To be held 24-28 August these residential retreats at the Elm Centre, El Rancho, Waikanae have been places of spiritual renewal and refreshment for many in recent years.
You choose: Friday night to Sunday afternoon; Sunday late afternoon to Tuesday afternoon; or, a full four days - Friday night to Tuesday afternoon.
More information about these very affordable retreats is available on this website. You can download a PDF registration form via this page also.
St Hilda's Anglican Church, Island Bay
Yes, there have been two Weeks of Guided Prayer happening in Wellington this week 20-25 May.
Sr Clare O'Connor and Graham Millar have been prayer guides for a group of seven retreatants who have met on the Victoria University campus. This Week continues a trend of staging a week of guided prayer annually at Vic. in recent years. While the numbers participating may have been down a little this year, the retreatants have responded very positively to the opportunity to take time out like this to reflect and pray in a more intentional way.
Last night, a group of fifteen retreatants who have been meeting in St Hilda's Anglican Church, Island Bay gathered for a closing group session. This group with prayer guides - Adrienne Thompson, Jo Anastasiadis and Terry Alve - have similarly enjoyed the opportunity to 'retreat' in the midst of their daily life and work. The weekday individual sessions have been held in the afternoons and evenings following an opening group session in the church on Sunday at 4pm. This has been a first Week of Guided Prayer for the Island Bay community. The ecumenical nature of this community was reflected in the retreatants coming from various of the local churches.
We thank Spiritual Growth Ministries and the Wallis Trust for their sponsorship of these Weeks of Prayer.
The next Week of Guided Prayer in the Wellington region will begin on Sunday June 10 in St Paul's, Waiwhetu. You can enrol online to attend this week HERE.