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Fri, 30 Jul


Sister Eveleen Retreat House

A Beginner's Guide to Contemplation

A silent weekend retreat dedicated to Christian contemplative practices

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A Beginner's Guide to Contemplation
A Beginner's Guide to Contemplation

Time & Location

30 Jul 2021, 7:00 pm – 01 Aug 2021, 1:00 pm

Sister Eveleen Retreat House, 6 Whitewash Head Road, Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

About the event

Join spiritual director Alumine Andrew for this weekend retreat dedicated to the Christian contemplative tradition. This retreat is perfect for anyone wanting a gentle introduction to the contemplative approach to Christianity, as well as those already familiar with the tradition but want to remind themselves of the basics. The weekend will be held in silence, with regular periods of contemplative prayer, time for reflection, and group exercises. All food and linen provided.

To register, please book a ticket through the link below. You'll be invoiced for the cost of the retreat after registration (ignore the $0 on the ticket link!).


Main House Room: $190

Annex Room (Monastic-style): $133

About the hosts

Aluminé Andrew has been interested in the contemplative life for many years, and how we can be modern contemplatives! Based in Sumner for the last 20 years, she has led retreats and is a Spiritual Director. Her passion is to engage in all forms of prayer and meditation, learning and encouraging others to try out different ways to pray and connect with God. Alumine is a photographer, pursues slow textile arts, is an avid reader, and has a book review blog. Creativity is really important in her life, from cooking a meal right through to spinning wool or climbing a mountain.

Eddie O’Connor is the director of Sister Eveleen House and writer. In 2020 Eddie completed a Master’s of Writing and took on the role of Director at SERH. He’s particularly interested in how we can revive ancient forms of faith and art in ways that make sense to the modern world. Eddie run a contemplative daily office, three times a day, as part of his role as director of SERH.

For more information and registration, please call Eddie on 022 563 6879 or email You can also visit our website at

Refund Policy: Before registering please note that we can only provide refunds to people who pull out due to exceptional circumstances.


  • Main House Room

    $190 - an invoice will be sent to you for the cost of the retreat.

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  • Annex (monastic-style) room

    Annex rooms are in our external accommodation annex. Rooms are very basic, but enjoy beautiful views of Scarborough Beach.

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