The Latin Mass Society of New Zealand

A Very Blessed Annual Retreat – October 2023

A Very Blessed Annual Retreat – October 2023

A Very Blessed Annual Retreat – October 2023

 

We all enjoyed “God-filled days” during the retreat this year held at the Mary MacKillop Centre in Auckland, a beautiful setting overlooking the Hauraki Gulf in Kohimarama near Mission Bay.

A huge thank you to everyone who helped prepare leading up to the event and those who assisted each day!

 

 

 

The Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart (Josephites) gave us a most warm welcome and looked after us with generous hospitality.

 

 

 

 

 

Our retreat Director, Father Robert Sharplin, offered The Traditional Latin Mass each day, culminating in a Sung Mass on the Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The rest of the time was spent in devotions, time for personal prayer, Exposition, Confession and Benediction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alongside, Fr Robert gave us three talks on “Apostolic Catholicism” which were fascinating in terms of the historical picture he painted surrounding the early Church, and the cultural/geographical backdrops to the Gospel events.¬† His learned exposition on the history of Scripture, the early Apostolic period and Church Fathers was spell-binding and led to much enthusiastic discussion from everyone.