Fourvière is a haven of silence and beauty that allows one to leave a world lost in artificial connections in order to reconnect with the self, others and God.
The Fourvière spiritual team share their gift of living in the presence of God with all visitors, so that each one may encounter God in the depths of their being and re-enter the world transformed and renewed.
Someone overcome by the world – feeling dry, dead, exhausted…
Someone on the path of discovery – at the beginning of their spiritual journey
Someone without faith – but intrigued by the experience …
Someone with faith - seeking the space to hear God’s voice ….
Someone young, in need of being listened to, understood and mentored
Someone older, a mother or father – for a beautiful place to rest and pray …
A priest or religious – to rediscover their first love…
A Group, School or Parish – to rediscover their first love together…
You - in your deepest spiritual thirst and need.
Who's it for?
We provide a place where groups and individuals can deepen their relationship with God in tangible ways, particularly through the living encounter with the Beatitudes Community.
The Community share the beauty of their liturgical rhythm of prayer, inviting each person to ‘taste and see that the Lord is good’.
Their experience and expertise in Christian formation is put at the service of the people of God through offering:
running retreats and days of recollection
guidance and accompaniment of those on personal retreat
teaching for groups
How we came to be
The Fourvière trust is a registered charity that can into being on the 8th of December 2015 on the solemnity of The Immaculate Conception of The Blessed Virgin Mary. It is a fruit of an encounter between the Beatitudes Community, members of the Carmelite Secular Order in Christchurch, and other ardently committed people and priests of the Christchurch diocese, who have been praying for and working towards creation of a retreat house in the diocese for some time.
Many collaborators and benefactors, both Catholic and Protestant, have participated in the realisation of the project so far.
The long-standing support and encouragement of the project by the late Bishop Barry Jones, ninth Bishop of Christchurch, is gratefully acknowledged.
Meet the Board
Fr John Adams
Chair & Co-Founder
Trustee and Co-Founder