Our Progress

A number of generous benefactors have made possible the first stages of development, which have been the fruits of a wonderful collaboration between the Fourvière Board, the Beatitudes community, the Secular Carmelites, and close benefactors and friends, both Catholic and Protestant.


At the time of printing the following were in place:


Resource Consent has been obtained for the project.

The neighbouring property has been acquired for the retreat centre and the Beatitudes Community are to relocate.

The Fourvière Trust Board has been incorporated under the Charitable Trusts Act 1957.

The first hermitage has been refurbished.

Several capital works have been undertaken on the property.

The recently built hermitage of St Joseph offers solitude and silence to help seek union with God.
Interior plans for the newly purchased Beatitudes home.
​​The newly purchased building for the Beatitudes Community adjacent to the existing property.

House Of Prayer 

& Retreat


Our Lady of Fourvière is located in 

Leithfield, approximately 30 minutes north of Christchurch, in the beautiful North Canterbury countryside.


67 Leithfield Road, Leithfield 

RD1 Amberley 7481,

North Canterbury 

New Zealand



(03) 314 8837

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