Winter has taken its toll this year on our landscape with slips and flooding in many parts of New Zealand. We are aware of those who have suffered hardship because of these major events, and those older folk who find winter hard. It has been a lot colder than usual and most of us have needed to rug up and an add an extra layer to our bedding.
It’s been a time of change for our building too. At present it is still surrounded by a netting fence and work is well under way as construction and transformation takes place. We are very excited about the possibility of completion, which should be by the end of August.
Some people have asked about the cost of such a build – we can only say it is expensive and all donations will be gratefully received. If you would like to support us in this way please contact Fr Anthoni Selvaraj or Br Philip Jeffares: email@example.com and one of them will respond to you.
We are grateful to God for so many provisions in so many ways. Each day we receive something that surprises us and challenges us to think in new ways and reassess our prejudices. We are not alone in all that we do. The writer of Genesis reminds us that God fashioned everything and ‘saw that it was good.’
May you know the companionship and love of God as each new day stretches before you.
Yours on behalf of the Friary team. Betty