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Fri, 20 Sept



A Greening Heart - a weekend with Saint Hildegard

“The mystery of God hugs you in its all-encompassing arms.” St. Hildegard of Bingen

A Greening  Heart - a weekend with Saint Hildegard
A Greening  Heart - a weekend with Saint Hildegard

Time & Location

20 Sept 2024, 7:00 pm – 22 Sept 2024, 1:30 pm

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

About the event

Join spiritual director Elinor Galbraith and take some time aside to explore Saint Hildegard of Bingen, the great writer, composer, philosopher, mystic and visionary of the middle ages and a woman for or times. 

During the weekend we will be guided by her inspirations around, Spirituality, Health and Healing, Creativity and Viriditas ( the greening power of God) nature and creation.

This retreat will be part exploration, part sharing and reflective.

Bring your journal, art material ( if you like), walking shoes, a blanket for sitting or resting in the green outside, and warm clothes.

About your host:

Elinor is a Mother, Friend, Spiritual Director, Spa therapist and Trauma-informed coach.

She loves all things centered in the Divine, that are simple, nourishing and inclusive.

Her passion is to offer tools and gentle re-remembering of this by way one-on-one companioning (Spiritual direction), and also introducing and deepening the many ways we can slow down and access our hearts and our indwelling wisdom.

You will have your own room in the Main House or Annex for the retreat.

Toilet/Bathroom are shared. We have one in the Main House and one in the Annex.

Let us know about your dietary needs with your registration.

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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