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

 

2020 PROGRAMME

Due to the corona virus pandemic out break, we regret to advise that all Joy Cowley’s Retreats and other Group Retreats are cancelled until further notice. We unite in prayer for an ending of this epidemic in our world today.

APRIL 18    -         Facilitator:  Joy Cowley      9.00am - 4.00pm  -     Cancelled

 Saturday - THE POTTER AND THE CLAY:   Using Jeremiah’s image of God as the potter, we explore the way God chooses us, works with us, shoes is into a vessel and then hands us out to the world. Please bring writing materials. Maximum number of participants 30 persons. Registrations for this retreat close on 04 April 2020  

APRIL 19    -         Facilitator: Joy Cowley     9.00am - 4.00pm      Cancelled

Sunday – CELEBRATION OF THE SENSES:   Meditations on each of our five senses, take us beyond everyday function to spiritual awareness. They all lead us to awe and mystery. Please bring writing materials. Maximum number of participants 30 persons. Registrations for this retreat close on 04 April 2020   

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NOVEMBER 28   -   Facilitators: Joy Cowley & Fr Alan Roberts       9.00am - 4.00pm

Saturday – THE STORY OF MOTHER CHRISTMAS: The oral traditions of Mary not found in the Gospels, speak to our own growth reminding us of the way Divine Mystery has prepared the background to our lives. As Mary was called, so are we called. Please bring writing materials. Maximum number of participants 30 persons. Registrations for this retreat close on 08 November 2020

NOVEMBER 29   -   Facilitators: Joy Cowley & Fr Alan Roberts      9.00am - 4.00pm

Sunday – BEING PREGNANT WITH GOD: Male and female alike, we are all called to be pregnant with God and to give birth to Christ Jesus in the world. We unwrap this important parable to understand what “call” means for each of us. Please bring writing materials. Maximum number of participants 30 persons. Registrations for this retreat close on 08 November 2020

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 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
  • Groups less than 15 persons $50 per half a day
  • Groups more than 15 persons $100 per half a day
  • External catering available on request

Information Technology Equipment

  • Extra cost of using all Information and Technology equipment - $100 per day
  • Groups or individuals are charged for full repairs for any damage to any Information and Technology 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 - 12.00pm 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