Visits & Retreats

You can come either for the day or for an extended stay for times of retreat, education, time for your group, your family or yourself. Fourvière House boasts comfortable rooms of various sizes to suit as well as a large dining/meeting room and well appointed kitchen. The Chapel is also available for Mass and prayer. Fourvière House is available for bookings, events and retreats of various kinds. For all inquiries regarding Fourvière House, please email us at retreats@fourviere.nz

Fourvière Retreat House offers comfortable accomodation in a  tranquil location. We provide an intimate setting for diffrent types of retreats for groups and individuals.

Come and discover a place that is home to a religious community, a space dedicated to prayer and service of the Lord. Come to be in His presence and let yourself be renewed. 

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Fourvière Retreat House offers comfortable accomodation.

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To check availability, and discuss a future visit with on of the Fourvière team don't hesitate to get in touch.

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Opening hours of the office

Tuesday to Saturday

8:00am to 4:30pm

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"Acquire a peaceful spirit, and thousands around you will be saved." ~ Saint Seraphim of Sarov

Are you looking to come on retreat ? 

However long you plan to stay, alone or in a group, Fourvière provides a range of possibilites depending on your needs. Enjoy these beautiful surroundings and spend some precious time in prayer. 

Fouvière offer retreats for people seeking :

 

  • Personal Refreshment

  • Guided Personal Retreat

Fouvière offer retreats for people seeking :

  • Guided Group Retreats

  • Personalised Group Retreats

  • Fourvière also welcomes groups looking for a prayerful setting to run their own programme

 
 

We have a range of accomodation here at Fourvière to suit your needs. 

Fourvière House can sleep up to 9 comfortably as there are 5 single rooms, 1 double room and 2 twins. 

Crash pad accomodation can be added if necessary for larger groups. Don't hesitate in contact us about this possibility. 

The St Joseph Hermitage, a stand-alone cottage offers to individuals or couples the opportunity for a retreat in complete isolation. 

Following the Monastic Tradition, we invite everyone who comes to Fourvière to give from their heart and according to their means.

Here are approximate costs for running Fourvière retreats. The amounts are suggested donations, as we want everyone to feel free to come to Fourvière and to give what they are able.

Every time you give over and above the suggested donation you are helping someone, who may be less fortunate, to enjoy a time of retreat here. 

Overnight Retreat Fees:


Room at Fourvière House:
Adult
Additional child
Married Couple


Double Room with ensuite:

 Adult
Additional child
Married couple
Family (including children) 

Appropriate donation (per room per night)

Working      On a Benefit

$70

$10

$100

$50

$5

$80

Working       On a Benefit

$90

$10

$120

$140

$70

$5

$100

$120

Fourviere Trust (Cheque account)

03-1582-0101964-000

The Monastery

Hermitage & Poustinia

The Hermitage is a stand-alone cottage, with a double bedroom and comes with it’s own separate bathroom, kitchenette, microwave, hotplate, combined dining & living area, and log fire for winter.

 

Overnight Retreat Fees:

The Hermitage:
Adult
Married Couple

Family


The Poustinia

Adult
Married couple
Family 

Appropriate donation (per room per night)

Working       On a Benefit

$130

$150

$160

$110

$130

$140

Working       On a Benefit

$110

$130

$140

$90

$110

$120

Fourviere Trust (Cheque account)

03-1582-0101964-000

 
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Just a day to spend? 

Make the most of it. 

Whether you are just looking for some time out in silence with spiritual accompaniment, or you want to bring a group for training and team-building, Fourvière can cater for your needs. 

Fouviere offer retreats for people seeking :

 

  • Personal Refreshment

  • Guided Personal Retreat

Fouviere offer retreats for people seeking :

 

  • Guided Group Retreats

  • Personalised Group Retreats

  • Fourviere also welcomes groups looking for a prayerful setting to run their own programme 

Day Fees:

Fourvière House

Dining and Kitchen:

 

Without catering (only tea/coffee etc.)

 

Catering (lunch)

Catering (afternoon or morning tea)

Catering dinner

Appropriate donation (per day)

Diocesan group, school or other sponsored organisation

$100

$15 per person

$10 per person

$25 per person

Parish group

Other organisation

(local/non-parish sponsored).

$70

$10 per person

$8.5 per person

$20 per person

$40

$10 per person

$8.5 per person

$15 per person

To check availability, and discuss a future visit with on of the Fourvière team don't hesitate to get in touch.

Please let us know the dates you are interested in, and your requirements for spiritual accompaniment. 

and catering options.

Guests may place donation/koha in cash, deposited into the donation box at the end of their stay.This is found at the front entrance. Envelopes are provided in each bedroom for this purpose. Donations may also be made by Internet banking. 

Fourviere Trust (Cheque account)

03-1582-0101964-000

 

Visit  Us

Our Lady of Fourvière is located in Leithfield,

approximately 30 minutes north of Christchurch,

in the beautiful North Canterbury countryside.

 

Tel: +64 21 825 955

Our Lady of Fourvière is located in Leithfield, approximately 30 minutes north of Christchurch, in the beautiful North Canterbury countryside.

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67 Leithfield Road, Leithfield 

RD1 Amberley 7481,

North Canterbury 

New Zealand

Michael Loretz: Director

Sr Clare:

Thomas Peacock:

Apostolate Co-ordinator

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(Donations of $5 or more are tax-deductible in NZ)

Fourviere Trust (Cheque account)

03-1582-0101964-000

Be a part of our project and make a one-off payment or a weekly automatic payment of $5, $10 or more.

 

Bank Account Details:

Fourviere Trust:       03-0854-0012427-000

Bank:                         Westpac

Branch:                      45 Main North Road, Papanui, 

                                   Christchurch 8542, 

                                   New Zealand

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