Greetings of peace from the Saint Francis Retreat Centre
We have had a busy start to the New Year with much hotter weather than normal. We do appreciate our beautiful trees and grounds in which to wander and reflect and find some welcome shade.
Sadly our long time friend and colleague Glanton (Jim) Monaghan died on the 16 January this year. Many of you will remember him for his depth of insight, wise guidance and cheerful disposition, among his many other great attributes. We have included the eulogies from Jim’s funeral for you to read, as well as our tributes to him. He was a remarkable man who accomplished much, and was supported by his wonderful wife Rosella. double click to read : Glanton (Jim) Monaghan tribute and eulogies 2018
We are implementing a change in the food we offer. As from the 1 March we will be providing a normal selection of food with a vegetarian option. People with special diets will now need to cater for themselves. If you would like to find out more about this please contact our office administrator – email@example.com. Thanks.
It is a year since we embraced our new Guardian, Fr Anthoni Selvaraj ofm. Please feel free to introduce yourself to him when you next visit.
We look forward to welcoming you to our Centre sometime in the near future. If we can help you in anyway please feel free to contact us by phoning 09 625 6651 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks
May the One who understands our deepest longings and despair continue to accompany us all today and everyday.
On behalf of our Franciscan team
P. S. We also value your prayerful support. If you would like to contribute towards the cost of all the building changes please contact Fr Anthoni Selvaraj or Br Philip Jeffares at: email@example.com and one of them will respond to you. Thanks