In order to be able to tangibly live out our mission and fruitfully impart our life, we are developing a retreat centre in North Canterbury, to serve the Church in Oceania, under the patronage of "Our Lady of Fourvière".
Fourvière is a haven of silence and beauty that allows one to leave a world lost in artificial connections in order to reconnect with the self, God and others.
The Fourvière spiritual family share their gift of living in the presence of God with all visitors, so that each one may encounter God in the depths of their being and re-enter the world transformed and renewed.
To provide a place where visitors can deepen their relationship with God in tangible ways, particularly through the living encounter with the Beatitudes community.
The community share the beauty of their liturgical rhythm of prayer, inviting each person to ‘taste and see that the Lord is good’.
Their experience and expertise in Christian formation is put at the service of the people of God through offering:
• guidance and accompaniment of those on personal retreat
• teachings for groups
• family days
• prayer nights
• healing prayer
Please Note : Individual retreats continue to be available while the main retreat centre is being refurbished and completed.
WHO'S IT FOR?
Someone overcome by the world – feeling dry, dead, exhausted ….
Someone on the path of discovery – at the beginning of their spiritual journey ….
Someone without faith – but intrigued by the experience ….
Someone with faith - seeking the space to hear God’s voice ….
Someone young, in need of being listened to, understood and mentored ….
Someone older, a mother or father – for a beautiful place to rest and pray ….
A priest, pastor or religious – to rediscover their first love ….
Schools and youth groups - to be struck by the beauty of a living encounter ....
Groups and parishes - to deepen their journey as disciples ....
You - in your deepest spiritual thirst and need.