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Fri, 01 Dec



Praying with Cinema: 7-Day Silent Retreat

A 7-Day Retreat Facilitated by Alumine Andrew

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Praying with Cinema: 7-Day Silent Retreat
Praying with Cinema: 7-Day Silent Retreat

Time & Location

01 Dec 2023, 6:00 pm – 07 Dec 2023, 12:30 pm

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

About the event

Join Sister Eveleen House for this unique silent retreat focused on the joy of cinema and how films can provide us with spiritual inspiration and guidance. This retreat will be held in full silence for seven days, with different films chosen based on topics to guide you through the retreat process.  Each day will revolve around a film based on the themes of new beginnings, difficult endings, and how to orientate ourselves in a world that can undermine our spiritual stability. Retreatants will enjoy a regular rhythm of contemplative prayer, delicious homecooked meals, a daily film viewing, and spiritual direction.

When:  Friday, 1st December 6:00 pm - Thursday, 7th December, 12:30 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 Facilitator

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 engaging in all forms of prayer and meditation, learning and encouraging others to try 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)


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