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Fri, 13 Sept



Hearts Ablaze - Praying the Psalms

Moving beyond mediocrity to passion. Write your own psalm of praise. Pen your own lament.

Hearts Ablaze - Praying the Psalms
Hearts Ablaze - Praying the Psalms

Time & Location

13 Sept 2024, 7:00 pm – 15 Sept 2024, 3:00 pm

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

About the event

Hearts Ablaze: Praying the Psalms. Moving beyond mediocrity to passion. Write your own psalm of praise. Pen your own lament Join Sister Eveleen Retreat House and Ignatian Spiritual Director Colin Renouf, together with his wife Carol for this 2-Night Retreat focusing on the Psalms as our Prayer Book. “To instruct us in candid honesty, God gave us the book of Psalms – a worship manual, full of ranting, raving, doubts, fears, resentments, and deep passion combined with thanksgiving, praise and statements of faith…this is how God wants us to worship him – holding back nothing of what you feel.” Rick Warren. We will look at various types of psalms, let them speak to us, understand their form and structure, then write our own psalms. There will be periods of silence throughout the retreat. 

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

About the hosts: Colin and Carol Renouf have a strong interest in Contemplative Spirituality and enjoy leading others into a deeper experience of God. Teaching, retreat leading and accompanying others in their spiritual journey is something they both love to do. Family is really important to them, they have four adult children, with partners and eleven grandchildren. Colin with Carol’s support was a Baptist Pastor for 24 years, but is now a Catholic. He has been a Spiritual Director for over 25 years. They live in Christchurch and are both involved in Community Ministry.


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