Greetings of peace from the Saint Francis Retreat Centre
Its a sunny day today at the Friary and our usually tranquil existence is challenged by the sound of the weed eater as the area around the fish pond is being cleared. Thanks to Sam, it is starting to look good.
This week we are hosting our Advent Retreat. It is a beautiful time of the year as our home quietens down and residents silently reflect on the coming of God, over 2000 years ago. Our Guardian, Fr Anthoni Selvaraj is ably leading those who come to worship and adore and put the pieces of their lives together.
A few painters remain touching up pieces here and there, but we are nearly all done as far as the renovations and earthquake strengthening goes. It has been an eventful year and we are all grateful to God’s generosity and the hard work of our friars, staff and helpers. Everyone is looking forward to a break and rest. It will be nice.
We would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas as you too engage the One who gives life purpose and meaning and we hope to see you sometime in the New Year.
Blessings from our Franciscan team – on their behalf,
We value your prayers and continued support. If we can help you in anyway please feel free to contact us by phoning 09 625 6651 or emailing email@example.com Thanks
P. S. If you would like to contribute towards the cost of all the building changes please contact Fr Anthoni Selvaraj or Br Philip Jeffares at: firstname.lastname@example.org and one of them will respond to you. Thanks