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Sun, 29 Sept



Praying with Evelyn Underhill

A 7 day silent directed retreat

Praying with Evelyn Underhill
Praying with Evelyn Underhill

Time & Location

29 Sept 2024, 5:00 pm – 05 Oct 2024, 2:30 pm

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

About the event

Praying with Evelyn Underhill – A 7-day silent directed retreat.

Evelyn Underhill’s belief that all of life was sacred, was based on her understanding of the incarnation.  

Evelyn (1875- 1941) was born into a wealthy secular family but had several mystical experiences during her childhood.  Her lifelong search for the meaning of these experiences was the driving force behind her research and writing on the Christian life.  She was a prolific author and published over 30 books on spirituality.  

She was the first woman to deliver lectures to the clergy in the Church of England, to officially conduct spiritual retreats for the Church, to establish ecumenical links between churches, and one of the first woman theologians to lecture in English colleges and universities.  In this retreat, we will use some of Evelyn’s writings on Prayer to throw light on our own spiritual journeys.  

- Daily individual spiritual direction will be available.- 

About the Retreat Facilitator: 

Glenda Prosser has been a spiritual director for 24 years and a pastoral supervisor for 18.  

She has an MA (Spirituality) from the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas.  

Glenda's faith expression is Anglican but her interests are ecumenical.

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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