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Mon, 06 Nov



Into the Desert: 7-Day Silent Retreat

7 Days in the Desert with Sister Eveleen Retreat House.

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Into the Desert: 7-Day Silent Retreat
Into the Desert: 7-Day Silent Retreat

Time & Location

06 Nov 2023, 5:00 pm – 12 Nov 2023, 2:00 pm

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

About the event

Join Sister Eveleen House for a trip into the desert with this unique silent retreat focused on the early Christian monastics known as the desert fathers and mothers. This retreat will be held in full silence for seven days, with each day focusing on the life and teachings of the early desert tradition of Christianity.  Retreatants will enjoy a regular rhythm of contemplative prayer, delicious homecooked food, and daily spiritual direction.

When:  Monday, November 6, 5 pm - Sunday, November 12, 2 pm (approx).

Cost: $750 (if you'd like to come but the cost is prohibitive, please get in touch as we may be able to bring the cost down for you). 

To register, please book a ticket through the link below. You'll be invoiced for a $60 deposit after registration.

About the Facilitators:

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.

For more information and registration, please call SERH: (ph) 022 563 6879 (e) You can also visit our website at



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