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Sun, 20 Oct



5-day Silent Contemplative Retreat

- Simplicity in Scarborough -

5-day Silent Contemplative Retreat
5-day Silent Contemplative Retreat

Time & Location

20 Oct 2024, 7:00 pm – 25 Oct 2024, 1:30 pm

Christchurch, 6 Whitewash Head Road, Scarborough, Christchurch 8081, New Zealand

About the event

Come join Sue and Antje at Sister Eveleen Retreat House for a 5-day (and 5 night) retreat with daily prayer and chapel rhythm, mostly in silence. 

This retreat is for people who value simplicity and a structured day rhythm to enhance their spiritual life. 

There will be plenty of space for your own reflection, nature walks,  creative activities and rest.

Sister Eveleen Retreat House is an ideal setting for contemplation and rest within its beautiful surrounds and sea view. 

The format of the retreat has minimum input and offers simplicity and a prayer rhythm (morning, midday, evening with different formats).

Journeying together and alongside each other will be in silence, apart from the joint midday meal.

This week is fully catered. 

Spiritual direction can be arranged ahead of time, if desired, but is not provided or part of the cost.

About the hosts:

Sue Sinclair - as our Resident Host, Sue is the soul of Sister Ev. She offers hospitality to our individual guests who come here to stay and seek peace and refreshment. She has been connected with Sister Ev since 2020 and enjoys the quiet mystical spirit that the house offers. She brings to the mission of Sister Ev her learnings about lament and silence, coming through personal experience of prolonged grief and loss. She recently completed a Counselling degree through Laidlaw College. With a whanau of four adult sons, a daughter-in-law and two lively mokopuna, she and her husband treasure joy-filled family moments

Antje Duda- as the Director, Antje looks after the bookings, plannings and the calm running of the retreats of the house. She brings her experience as a Pastoral Chaplain and ministry in youth and young adult ministry. She has degrees in Education, Pastoral Ministry and Chaplaincy, a whanau of five quickly growing-up sons that keep her and her husband busy. She brings her passion for sacred life-giving liturgy, pilgrimages (real and virtual) and sharing good bread as part of a Eucharistic way of life into this new adventure that is Sister Eveleen Retreat House.

Cost (single room & fully catered): 5-days and 5 nights retreat 590$

You always have the option to arrive earlier or stay longer by booking extra nights (self-catered and guided) at Sister Eveleen. 

Just let us know upon registration.

Our fees are set low to encourage participation in our programme and ministry, 

and do not represent the true cost of the upkeep and maintenance of this wonderful historic house.

If you are able, we would welcome your additional contribution. 

If you would like a donation tax receipt for anything in excess of the base cost, please let us know.

On the other hand, if you'd like to attend but the cost is prohibitive, please get in touch as we may be able to assist you.


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