Updates

  • 7 May 2021

        Our North American Province Cenacle sisters have found a way of travelling to France!  This is what they have to say:    “Dear Everyone, I hope you are more»
  • 7 May 2021

      Saturday 12 June, 2021 at Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, Island Bay While I was thinking this I happened to be standing just outside my door, with my notebook open, which is the more»
  • 7 May 2021

    Bethlehem University Magazine – Spring 2021 (latest)    We are so glad to share with you the latest issue of the Bethlehem University Magazine, shared with us by Brother more»
  • 7 May 2021

    May 2021 Prayer Page by Susan Kelly   I am the vine, you are the branches John 15: 5   The gospels this month are full of images to pray with.  We start with two wonderful more»
  • 17 April 2021

    Easter Reflection for 2021 by Br Peter Bray   Our dearest friend, Br Bray, has somehow found time to send us all an Easter reflection for this special time. It is always enriching to read or more»
  • 17 April 2021

    April 2021 Prayer Page by Sr Bubbles Bandojo Still We Sing Alleluia:   Eastering Through the Pandemic     Alleluia is Easter’s Song. Alleluia is the Christian’s most more»
  • 9 March 2021

    March 2021 Prayer Page by Michelle Hogan When I listened to an interview between John Campbell and City Missioner, Chris Farrelly, on the morning news, I thought this really expresses my experience more»
  • 27 February 2021

    February 2021 Prayer Page by Ronnie Parton Human Becoming     A Meditation Jesus’ humanity, like ours, was formed and developed as he grew into his experience of himself, the more»
  • 8 February 2021

      Children as young as 12 years old are picking cocoa in West Africa to make the chocolate we eat. Some of these children are trafficked.  Most are forced to pick cocoa from an early more»
  • 1 January 2021

    January Prayer Page by Ngaire Pinkham Thoughts and reflections   I pray that whatever 2021 brings us it will also bring us a new awareness of the Goodness of God.   The attached more»
  • 25 December 2020

    Jesus entered our world as a vulnerable baby to bring healing and peace       Painting by Ⓒ Artist Jessa Rogers-Metuamate   The Christmas painting depicts more»
  • 22 December 2020

      Br Peter Bray, Chancellor of Bethlehem University, talks to Jim Mora of Radio New Zealand on the experiences of the university through this difficult year of 2020. Listen to more»
  • 22 December 2020

      Here we have the Christmas message for this year of 2020 from our dear friend, Br Peter Bray, Chancellor of Bethlehem University.  We warmly invite you to watch this committed more»
  • 9 December 2020

    December Page by the Vancouver Cenacle associates Johanna Howard, Cathie Elder, Joanne Power and Debbie Miotto December Reflections from Vancouver Cenacle associates Johanna Howard, Cathie more»
  • 31 October 2020

    November Prayer Page by Michelle Hogan Jesus shows me how friends listen (From Michael Hansen, SJ  The First Spiritual Exercises: Four Guided Retreats (Ave Maria Press, Indiana, more»
  • 24 October 2020

          Our dearest friend, Brother Peter Bray, has sent us all an update on the situation at the moment for Bethlehem University, its staff and students in this difficult, more»
  • 24 October 2020

      Here we are altogether in September for a meal and prayer. It’s been a very disruptive year, so we all felt especially blest to be able to get together in the same room! As you can more»
  • 24 October 2020

    One of the Cenacle companions, Charlotte Teal, has provided the prayer page for the month of October, though of course, this is a great prayer guide for any time of the year. Charlotte says: This more»
  • 9 September 2020

        Here is a sermon given by Jonathan Boston, Professor of Public Policy, School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington on the euthanasia debate. Click on the link below more»
  • 30 July 2020

      Today, Thursday 30 July, is the World Day against Trafficking in Persons.   Our Australian colleagues in Talitha Kum have prepared prayer and reflection on a cause very dear more»
  • 6 July 2020

        Susan Kelly, Cenacle Companion, has prepared this July’s prayer page and says:   “My inspiration this month comes from nature, as I see my garden take on its more»
  • 6 July 2020

    June Prayer Page by Carol Norton   1   Come Holy Spirit of Unity bind us together as one family. Full of the joy and peace that comes from knowing Jesus more»
  • 21 June 2020

      At a Zoom meeting mid-June, representatives of the ANZRATH groups in Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin agreed to a change of name. Formerly known as ANZRATH (Aotearoa NZ Religious against more»
  • 10 May 2020

        It’s not our nuclear moment or our Gallipoli. We stand at our gates and letterboxes under the night black sky. We listen to the Last Post of the bare bugle desolate yet more»
  • 3 May 2020

      Merle Whiteman, Cenacle Companion, has written the prayer page for May and says this:   “Given the uncertain times we are living it in at present, it came to me during a more»
  • 27 April 2020

      For April, Ngaire Pinkham, Aotearoa/New Zealand Cenacle Companion, has compiled a two-part reflection and prayer page for us—one part relating to our Lenten reflection and Holy Week, more»
  • 25 April 2020

      —Anne Powell         Estuary   In the monastery of the heart we seek the thread that leads to knowing. It may be a thread of gold or song   more»
  • 25 April 2020

    Acts 2:14.22-28 Psalm 16 1Peter 1:17-21 Luke 24:13-35   This gospel story often known as The Road to Emmaus is rich with themes found through Luke’s gospel: journey, faith as seeing, more»
  • 17 April 2020

    Trish McQueen Cenacle Co-worker, living on the Kapiti Coast     Hard Times Hard times Hoping, grieving, weeping         Longing to seeing more»
  • 17 April 2020

      BETHLEHEM UNIVERSITY جامعة بیت لحم     Office of the Vice Chancellor مكتب نائب الرئیس الأعلى Temporary mailing address: PO Box 11407 92248 more»
  • 16 April 2020

    Anne Powell     Easter   This Easter we weep among trees at the tomb’s entrance. Autumn heralds the divesting of leaves that clutch at our hearts. Angels might cloud the more»
  • 16 April 2020

      Acts 2:42-47   Ps 118   1 Peter 1:3-9   John 20:19-31       On this Sunday after Easter, make time to read today’s Gospel, JOHN 20:19-31. Think of more»
  • 10 April 2020

      by Anne Powell  Soul space Your soul is a space for great flocks of kotuku                 to rise up or a forest  of more»
  • 10 April 2020

    Easter Sunday 12 April 2020   Acts 10:34, 37-43;   Psalm 118;   Colossians 3:1-4;   John 20:1-8   Ignatius Loyola, in his Spiritual Exercises invites us to more»
  • 8 April 2020

      Holy Thursday Serving, loving, helping Holy Thursday is serving each other in prayer Holy Thursday is different this year.     Good Friday Grieving, weeping, more»
  • 2 April 2020

    Anne Powell     Blue the blues are small songs for big sorrows potato crop blight meatworks more»
  • 2 April 2020

    Passion Sunday 5 April 2020   Gospel for Procession of Palms: Matthew 21:1-11   Liturgy of the Word Isaiah 50:4-7 Philippians 2:6-11 Matthew 26: 14-27, 66 (The Passion of Jesus more»
  • 29 March 2020

      While the Eucharist is one of the most significant places to encounter Christ, it is not the only one. We also receive nourishment from the Word of God. In this time of lockdown when we more»
  • 29 March 2020

    Anne Powell   Going deeper Go down       down       down to the place in you where fire and silence dwell ~ the place of power. Go down       more»
  • 22 March 2020

      Pandemic What if you thought of it as the Jews consider the Sabbath— the most sacred of times? Cease from travel. Cease from buying and selling. Give up, just for now, on trying to more»
  • 11 March 2020

    Dear Friends and Supporters of Bethlehem University, Greetings to all our supporters from this rather besieged town of more»
  • 5 March 2020

      This month, Cenacle Companion Donna Peterson is doing 14 reflections – yes, she has decided to do the Stations of the Cross.  She says “As we enter into the Lenten season, more»
  • 6 February 2020

    Every month, a member of the Cenacle Family prepares a reflection for everyone to pray to. They are prepared by companions in Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia and the Philippines. This month, the more»
  • 2 February 2020

    St Josephine’ Bakhita's feast day is 8 February and she is very special to the Cenacle because as well as being the patron saint of the Sudan, she is the saint you pray to to end Human more»
  • 2 February 2020

    As you may know, the Cenacle is involved and committed to ending of human trafficking in New Zealand and in the world. The Cenacle is a member of “Aotearoa New Zealand Religious Against more»
  • 2 February 2020

      Again this year, Anne Powell rc, well-known and respected poet, is offering one of her poetry workshops at the Sisters of Compassion home in Island Bay (you will often see more»
  • 2 February 2020

    Here we are, properly into the new year of 2020 – we only seem to have just said goodbye to the last year!   So far, here are dates for retreats in parishes and also another more»
  • 7 July 2019

    In May, Sisters Mary Jackson Kay and Anne Powell of the Cenacle visited Al Nur mosque, with messages of hope and love from the Cenacle community. Following the Retreat in Daily Life that they more»
  • 6 July 2019

    Cenacle Aotearoa New Zealand had another of their monthly family gatherings in June 2019, which was on the Feast of the Cenacle. Michaela Stack led everyone into a wonderful sharing, more»
  • 8 June 2019

        and   Holy Spirit, Comforting fire, Life of all creation. Anointing the sick, cleansing body and soul, Fill this body! Holy Spirit, Sacred breath, Fire of love, Sweetest more»
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