Greetings of Peace from Saint Francis Retreat Centre
This year of 2020 is well underway with some children already back at school, no doubt some will find it hard to have a regimented life again while others will be glad of a daily predictable routine.
We opened our doors early this year with our first residents on the 6th January. For some of our staff the break seemed too short. Its a hot place in the summer, especially in the kitchen, thankfully our faithful staff continue to do their very best in providing delicious and nourishing food.
Fr Anthoni in his role as Visitator General is visiting his Pakistani franciscan brothers before taking up his new position in Sydney. Br Michael and Br Philip continue to serve this Franciscan Community and help out at the Retreat Centre. Sadly we farewelled Br Dan Hannaford ofm last Friday from St Colmans Church in Coromandel. Br Dan fufilled his calling as a friar by devoting the later half of his life to prayerful solitude at the Hermitage. He will be sadly missed especially by his many neices and nephews, to them he was Uncle Dallas.
If you are needing a quiet place for prayerful reflection or needing space to bring a group to plan or prepare for the coming year or whatever your need may be, please give us a call and we may be able to help you. Phone 09 625 6651 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks.
Wishing you a very Happy and fufilling New Year.
On behalf of the franciscan team.