Updates

  • 28 October 2022

    Bethlehem University Vice-Chancellor, Taranaki-raised Br Peter Bray FSC, will give public talks about Palestine when he visits Aotearoa New Zealand early next year, but meanwhile, he is making videos more»
  • 17 April 2022

     This liminal time Now see!Here she sits on the beachin the holy action of waiting while her soul trembles in the rhythmof humanity and divinity. Through the stealth of dawnshe more»
  • 13 April 2022

  • 13 April 2022

    (Wherever you experience God’s Presence in these suggestions stay there!)Grace: Ask the grace to stay with Jesus as he prays and weeps for our World.The setting: With all your senses, more»
    Contemplation of Jesus weeping over our World
  • 23 March 2022

    BERLIN (CNS) — Catholic leaders warn the exodus of Ukrainian women and children presents a prime opportunity for human trafficking, and they are taking steps to protect the refugees.
    Even Pope Francis hinted at the situation in a tweet: “Let us think of these women and children who in time, without work, separated from their husbands, will be sought out by the ‘vultures’ of society. Please, let us protect them.”

    At train stations and borders, Ukrainians face human trafficking threat
  • 17 March 2022

    Hidden in plain sightshe remembers the factory.It resembles any other factory. Hidden in plain sighthe remembers the building site.It resembles any other building site. Hidden in plain sightthey more»
  • War No More

    5 March 2022

    We stand in Solidarity with Ukraine and all her people

    It is with horror and distress that we are witnessing another war. Hatred and greed have sprung once again from human hearts through the invasion of the sovereign country of Ukraine.

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  • 25 February 2022

    With the escalation in hostilities in Eastern Europe, and the invasion by Russian forces into a neighbouring independent country, Christians everywhere are encouraged to pray for peace, and for a more»
  • 5 February 2022

     We invite you to Journey Through Lent with St Ignatius of Loyola, the Spanish courtier-turned-priest whose adventures 500 years ago provide an example of how personal change and fulfilment is more»
  • 3 February 2022

  • 2 February 2022

    Prayer page by Ronnie Parton, Waikanae Cenacle Companion As the year unfolds before us, another year which looks to bring shadows and discomfort, it may not be easy to see The Holy One in all more»
  • 30 December 2021

     Prayer page by Michelle Hogan, Waikanae Cenacle Companion Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God – Saturday January 1, 2022  Mary, Mother of God, you held God’s plans for you with more»
  • 23 December 2021

          Dear Friends, Supporters & Graduates,Greetings from Bethlehem University!As we approach Christmas, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your more»
  • 19 December 2021

     Recently, Sister Anne Powell received a letter from Br Peter Bray FSC, the Vice-Chancellor of Bethlehem University in Palestine, a Catholic University and the first university founded in the more»
  • 3 December 2021

     Image by Sandy Millar, from UnsplashChristmas is coming! Maybe you’re starting to think about buying gifts, or planning your Christmas meal. Perhaps you’ve heard, though, that many of more»
  • 3 December 2021

    DAN SCHUTTE MUSIC Some Advent inspiration for your Advent experience! These are hard times but we cannot operate or help or participate effectively without hope in our hearts. Love and more»
  • 1 December 2021

    Prayer page by Carol and Ray Norton Wed 1The wilderness will lead you to your heart where I will speak HOSEA 2:14Thurs  2May we be this day:Compassionate of heart, Gentle in more»
  • 19 November 2021

    We are at that time of the year – Advent season! Loyola Press have created a beautiful online calendar for everyone's use. They say “This Advent, join Loyola Press for a special online Advent 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»
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