Wed, 17 Jan|
The Flame of Love ... Beyond the two habits - a Retreat with the Two T(h)eresas - Teresa of Avila and Therese of Lisieux
"The important thing is not to think much, but to love much, and so do that which best stirs you to love."
Time & Location
17 Jan 2024, 9:30 am – 18 Jan 2024, 4:00 pm
Christchurch, 6 Whitewash Head Road, Scarborough, Christchurch 8081, New Zealand
About the event
Join Jo Smith and Lyn McConnell at Sister Eveleen House for a retreat and be inspired as they together explore Therese and Teresa and their relevance to our lives today. A retreat that will go beyond the two habits of those extraordinary women and hopefully will touch your hearts.
Both of these Camelite nuns loved God passionately. They both wrote Love Poems to their Saviour, and these are recorded in many books.
Lyn and Jo are fascinated and passionate about them and what their wisdom can offer to us in our times.
Teresa of Avila wrote a beautiful commentary on Song of Songs. But one of her most famous Books was The Interior Castle. On the first day of this retreat, we will examine the seven stages of prayer as recorded in her book.
Teresa of Lisieux uses beautiful metaphors where Christ is welcomed into the Castle of our Hearts and the gardens of our souls. We will explore the "little way" of St. Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face on the second day.
Therese of Lisieux has much to teach us about saintliness from her life. Her "little way" is also deeply scriptural.
Lynne McConnell became a Christian and Catholic as a 21-year-old in Southern Ireland. She joined an evangelical group whose main purpose was for everyone to become a saint... she thought this would happen in a year... Fifty years later with adult children and grandchildren, she is still following this exciting goal.
Joanne Smith is the Seasons for Growth Course Coordinator at Christchurch City Mission. Joanne has completed The Father Heart Ministry Training through Youth With A Mission, and also Prayer Ministry Training with Christian Renewal Association NZ (CRANZ). She has worked as a Social Worker and Community Worker most of her life and helps to run Church services at the Christchurch Mens Prison.
If you'd like to attend but the cost is prohibitive, please get in touch as we may be able to assist you.
This is an 2-day (overnight) retreat, 9:30am to 4pm on the next day.
You have the option to book in for an additional retreat-day at Sister Eveleen House (self-catered and self-guided).
More info on this will be sent to you upon registration.
The two T(h)eresas$200.00