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Fri, 06 Sept


Sister Eveleen Retreat House

The Perfect Joy of Saint Francis

- A weekend Silent Retreat -

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The Perfect Joy of Saint Francis
The Perfect Joy of Saint Francis

Time & Location

06 Sept 2024, 7:00 pm – 08 Sept 2024, 1:30 pm

Sister Eveleen Retreat House, 6 Whitewash Head Road, Scarborough, Christchurch 8081, New Zealand

About the event

The Perfect Joy of Saint Francis 

- A weekend Silent Retreat

Come join Marion Fairbrass TSSF at Sister Eveleen House for a weekend silent retreat based on some stories of Saint Francis. Hear about his wholehearted following of the gospel, his relationship with all living things and his understanding of a joyful life. There will be a rhythm of shared contemplative worship and teaching, space for personal reflective activities and time for walks. 

Individual sessions with the retreat director will be available Saturday and Sunday morning if requested.

About the facilitator:  

Marion Fairbrass has been a professed member of the Third Order Society of Saint Francis for over 30 years. Following Christ after the example of Saint Francis and Saint Clare has been central to her spiritual growth. She is currently the Formation Director for the Order in New Zealand, with oversight responsibility for Enquirers, Postulants and Novices. She has been attending and sharing the leading of retreats for many years and values the opportunity that retreats offer for “going deeper” with God. Marion completed the Formation programme for Spiritual Directors with Spiritual Growth Ministries in 2008 and is a member of NZ Association of Christian Spiritual Directors. Her own experience of growth has led her to believe that if we are attentive, we can experience a continually deepening spirituality grounded in the deep, deep love that God has for all created beings.

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

You also always have the option to arrive earlier or stay longer at Sister Eveleen Retreat House and book a (self-catered and -guided) stay. Please get in touch if you would like to do this. 


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