Saturday, December 17, 2016

THE GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE

MANY MISSIONARY PRIESTS AND RELIGIOUS SISTERS AND LAY MINISTERS HAVE SERVED IN THE DIOCESE OF TZANEEN AND HAVE COMPLETED THEIR MISSION ON EARTH.

WE REMEMBER THEM AT THE GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE



 AT THE LAPA THERE IS THE BOOK WITH SUMMARY BIOGRAPHIES OF THESE MISSIONARIES




COME TO AVE MARIA PASTORAL CENTRE FOR INSPIRATION.

 For bookings contact Fr James or Sr Marita  at  

   phone number +27 15 065 0189  
   or Email: ampcbookings@gmail.com







 


 MAY THE SOULS OF THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED THROUGH THE MERCY OF GOD REST IN PEACE.


THE JOURNEY OF EACH ONE OF US IN THIS LIFE HAS A BEGINNING AND AN END.BUT IT IS THE CHARACTER OF OUR SOULS - HOW WE LIVED IN THIS LIFE - WHICH COMES BEFORE GOD AND LEADS US TO OUR ETERNAL DESTINY. 

STATUE OF MARY

THE STATUE OF HOLY MARY IS SITUATED SOME DISTANCE IN FRONT OF THE CHAPEL NEXT TO THE FOUNTAIN WHICH SYMBOLIZES THE PLACE OF NEW BIRTH IN CHRIST - THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM



THE CHAPEL AT AVE MARIA

THE CHAPEL IS THE CENTRE OF ALL THAT HAPPENS AT AVE MARIA PASTORAL CENTRE



THE TABERNACLE WHERE THE BLESSED SACRAMENT IS PRESERVED FOR ADORATION AND COMMUNION


THROUGH THE WOUNDS OF CHRIST WE RECEIVE HEALING AND PEACE


OUR LADY OF THE SACRED HEART IS ALWAYS PRAYING FOR US
 Hail Mary,full of grace,
the Lord is with you. 
 Blessed are you among women,
And blessed is the fruit of your womb,
JESUS,our Lord and Saviour.

JOIN US FOR OUR ANNUAL RETREAT.

For booking contact Fr James or Sr Marita  at     phone number +27 15 065 0189  
   or Email: ampcbookings@gmail.com



ENTER THE LABYRINTH AND EXIT IN PEACE

THE LABYRINTH SYMBOLIZES OUR JOURNEY IN LIFE.
WE NEED TO REFLECT AND MEDITATE AND INTEGRATE ALL THAT WE DO SO THAT WE CAN CONTINUE ALONG OUR JOURNEY ROOTED IN FREEDOM AND TRUTH.



 IT IS FROM WITHIN - WHERE WE ARE MOST TRULY OURSELVES - THAT WE ENCOUNTER THE HOLY ONE AND CAN CONTINUE IN OUR LIFE"S JOURNEY IN PEACE.


THESE BENCHES OF THE LABYRINTH ARE WAITING FOR YOU. JOIN US FOR OUR ANNUAL RETREAT.


 


2019 DIOCESAN ANNUAL RETREAT

 

JOIN US FOR OUR 2019 ANNUAL RETREAT.


Dates of the Diocesan Retreat: 10th March (Sunday 6.00 p.m.) to 15th March (Friday 1.30 p.m.), 2019. The Retreat in 2019 is open to all – priests, sisters and laity are welcome. 
The cost will cover accommodation, food and stipend for retreat director. Booking will be on a first come first served basis.


 
For booking contact Fr James or Sr Marita  at  
   phone number +27 15 065 0189  
   or Email: ampcbookings@gmail.com




A PLACE TO REST


 THIS CHAIR IS WAITING FOR YOU !

GOD MANIFESTS LOVE IN CREATION

The ultimate purpose of other creatures is not to be found in us.Rather,all creatures are moving forward with us and through us towards a common point of arrival,which is God,in that transcendent fullness where the risen Christ embraces and illumines all things. (Pope Francis Laudato Si' #83).



THE WAY OF THE CROSS IS THE WAY OF DIVINE LOVE IN HUMANITY.THE WAY OF THE CROSS GIVES MEANING AND PURPOSE TO THE WHOLE OF GOD'S CREATION.




 IF YOU NEED SOME TIME FOR REST AND REFLECTION.
AVE MARIA PASTORAL CENTRE IS AN IDEAL PLACE.






A BEAUTIFUL INSPIRING PLACE!

All things counter, original, spare, strange;
Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)
With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim;
He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change:
              Praise God. (by Gerard Manley Hopkins)




The psalms in the Bible frequently exhort us to praise God the Creator,who spreads out the earth on the waters, for his steadfast love endures forever (Psalm 136,6).



By the Word of God everything was created.The earth and the universe did not come about by chance or from chaos,but by God's plan and free decision because his love endures forever.
 (Pope Francis:Laudato Si' #76)


 IF YOU NEED SOME TIME FOR REST AND REFLECTION.
AVE MARIA PASTORAL CENTRE IS AN IDEAL PLACE.


For bookings contact Fr James or Sr Marita  at  phone number  +27 15 065 0189 or Email: ampcbookings@gmail.com

The natural beauty of Ave Maria Pastoral Centre

Glory be to God for dappled things –
For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;  
For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim;
Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings;
Landscape plotted and pieced – fold, fallow, and plough;
And áll trádes, their gear and tackle and trim.(by Gerard Manley Hopkins)



God speaks to us through the beauty of nature,God's creation,His body.

 


 For bookings contact:Fr James or Sr Marita  at  phone number +27 15 065 0189  or Email: ampcbookings@gmail.com




PERHAPS YOU NEED SOME TIME FOR REST AND REFLECTION. AVE MARIA PASTORAL CENTRE IS AN IDEAL PLACE.