Ecumenical Day Gifts of Gratitude and Grace

27 July 2019

The root word of gratitude is grace—a way of living that shares and illuminates gifts of connection, love, compassion and acceptance. Gratitude creates a sense of meaning and purpose, expresses love and empathy, graces us with peace.

We invite you to experience beautiful gifts of gratitude and grace. If together we are to be well, we must know ourselves to be bearers of compassion, inclining to one another and to the earth with presence.

With music from Aotearoan harpist and singer, Julie Saraswati, reflections from the Rev Dr. Kevin Waldie sm and the Rev. Dr. Hilary Oxford Smith and facilitated by Beate Matthies, let us come together in reflection and joy.

This event is a collaboration between Te Ngakau Waiora Mercy Spirituality Centre and Vaughan Park Anglican Retreat Centre.


 Venue: St Columba Centre
40 Vermont Street, Ponsonby, Auckland

 Saturday 27 July 2019


$30 (includes retreat and morning tea)

 To register please email