Retreat Centre

01 Apr 2014

The Sisters of St Joseph of Cluny are the proprietors of the Retreat Centre. Situated in Thirteenth Avenue, Tauranga, with an impressive view of the estuary, this facility offers a space hallowed by the prayer and service of the many dedicated women who have lived and worked there, where the seeker can find a haven of peace and the guidance that can facilitate the quest for the meaning in life's transitions. It offers accommodation for retreats, weekend, eight-day or longer, group or individual. There is a chapel, small rooms for quiet reflection, a dining rooms and a conference hall for groups. In additions, one-day retreats for small to medium sized groups or individuals can be facilitated.

 

Available Dates

1 February  -  10 December each year

2019 PROGRAMME

MAY 04/05    -         Facilitators: Joy Cowley & Fr Alan Roberts              

    The Gift of ImperfectionIt is said that God walks behind us picking up the things we try to discard. We look at imperfection as our growing space and the source of wisdom.                                                                                                                     Maximum number of participants 30 persons. Registrations for this retreat close on 26 April 2019     

 JUNE 22/23   -           Facilitator: Fr Gerard Whiteford

   Let Your God Love YouPraying from a contemplative stance. Using the elements of meditation, Silence, Stillness, and Simplicity we will take time to encounter and engage with your God.”                                                                                                   Maximum number of participants 30 persons. Registrations for this retreat close on 14 June 2019

JULY 13/16    -         Facilitator: Bishop Peter Cullinane

  Regarding the talks: God giving us Glimpses covers some of the ways we “see” God revealed to us in both the book of nature and the book of salvation history – but salvation history within the horizons of our own times and lives. In being drawn towards all that is good, true, right and beautiful we are intuiting the difference between our true self and false self. It’s all part of the journey into reality.                                                                                                                   Maximum number of participants 30 persons. Registration closes on 1 July 2019

AUGUST 10/11  -     Facilitator: Fr Alan Roberts

   Introduction to Contemplative Prayer and Meditation Movement                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Maximum number of participants 30 persons. Registrations for this retreat close on 02 August 2019                     

SEPTEMBER 16/17    -   Facilitators: Joy Cowley & Fr Alan Roberts

    The Power of Parables: Parables can come alive in our lives and can be more effective than didactic teaching. We pray with parables in story and parables in nature.                                                                                                                                   Maximum number of participants 30 persons. Registrations for this retreat close on 30 August 2019

NOVEMBER 16/17    -   Facilitator: Fr Gerard Whiteford

   The Unnamed Women of the Gospel: Such women, while not known by their proper name, are known by their journey; a journey of struggle, rejection, isolation and discrimination, which leads to an encounter with Jesus. An invitation to talk with and learn from these soul sisters.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Maximum number of participants 30 persons. Registrations for this retreat close on 08 November 2019

 Accommodation

  • Chapel
  • 11 Single Bedrooms
  • Conference Room
  • Tables and Chairs
  • Dining Facilities
  • Wheel Chair Bathroom
  • Desks

 Fees (all prices includes GST)

Centre

  • individuals: $15 for a quiet day
  • Groups $100 per day
  • Tea and coffee available
  • External catering available on request

Information Technology Equipment

  • Extra cost of using all IT equipment - $50 per day
  • Groups are charged for full repairs for any damage to IT equipment

Accommodation

  • $60 per person a night B&B
  • $50 per person per night no breakfast
  • Advance booking essential

Bookings

  • $50 deposit non refundable to secure your booking

Reminder

      As numbers for the retreats are limited kindly confirm availability of places by contacting the office prior to registration and payment

Method of Retreat Payment

  Cheque payable to Sisters of St Joseph of Cluny - Retreat Centre

 Internet Banking
   Name of Bank: Bank of New Zealand
   Name of Account: Sisters of St Joseph of Cluny Retreat Centre
   Bank Account: 02-0466-0312890-000

Office Hours

     Open: 9.30am - 1.00pm Monday to Friday - Answer phone is available outside of these hours

     Closed during weekends, holidays and special events of the Congregation of The Sisters of St Joseph of Cluny