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Sat, 14 May



The Way We Pray: The Way We Are With God

A Day of Quiet Reflection and Prayer hosted by Dr Mary Allen (OFS)

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The Way We Pray: The Way We Are With God
The Way We Pray: The Way We Are With God

Time & Location

14 May 2022, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

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

About the event

The Way We Pray; The Way We are with God

Facilitated by Dr. Mary Allan (OFS)

A quiet day of reflection on prayer and what it tells us about our relationship with God.

The day will include short input periods, times for quiet private reflection, and times of group


Cost: $55 (includes lunch). If you'd like to come by the cost is prohibitive, please get in touch as we may be able to assist you. 

Payment Details: You'll be invoiced for the cost of the retreat shortly after registration.


10-10.30: Morning tea

10.30-10.45: Opening prayers and meditative reflection time (with music)

10.45-11.30: What is prayer for me? Meditation and contemplation on Bible verses, images, and music

11.30-11.45: Sharing of meditation and contemplation

11.45-12.30: What do I pray for? Seeking the Blessing, not the Blesser. Seek the giver, not the gift - pray for his presence, not his gifts

12.30-12.45: Sharing reflections

12.45-1.45: Lunch

1.45-2.30: The way I pray, the way I am with God- Activity and Group reflection

2.30-3.00: “Take Lord and Receive”- St. Ignatius Loyola -silent meditation time

3.00-3.30: Afternoon tea

About Mary Allan

I completed my Ph.D. at Canterbury University (NZ) specialising in group dynamics. After spending some years working as an academic, I felt called to Christian ministry. I served in various ministry/pastoral and spiritual roles. Currently, my ministry focuses on Spiritual Direction in the Ignatian Tradition. In this role, I accompany people on their spiritual journey towards uncovering their deepest desires and discovering who they truly are in their relationship with God, as a person

loved by God. Spiritual Direction in the Ignatian tradition is helpful in times when one is experiencing significant events in their life. It also equips the person receiving spiritual direction with methods for sensing, identifying, reflecting, and garnering the benefits of their spiritual growth facilitated through their inner journey.


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