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Hou Mana Wai
Mercy Wellsprings

Find solace in our Auckland oasis—a sacred space for reflection, Spiritual Direction / Companioning, Counselling, Christian Meditation, Quiet Days.

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Services We Offer

Our inclusive space embraces meditation, mindfulness, spiritual counselling, and companionship, facilitated by trusted practitioners who honour social engagement and spiritual tradition. We emphasise love for the earth and the Divine Presence woven throughout all creation.

Events

Nurturing body and spirit. Spiritual and personal development for groups and individuals. 

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Spiritual Direction and Companioning

We have Spiritual Directors providing listening supportive guidance to enable a deeper reflection on your relationship with God, others and creation.

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Christian Meditation

Discover inner peace and nourish your spirit through Christian Meditation.

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Professional Groups

Programmes organised by professional groups and practitioners.  

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Counsellors

Compassionate guidance and support, helping you towards restoration, growth, and wholeness.

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‘Time Out’ Days

Experience time out for personal reflection and prayer.

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"Hou Mana Wai Mercy Wellsprings is a welcoming and calm centre, well held and organised by Srs Cathryn and Rita. You can sense the many hours of community and spirit shared as soon as you you enter the building, and sit in the space. The comfortable buildings are surrounded by gardens, outdoor spaces, and well-planted older treed grounds out front. A lovely, simple venue with all that a group needs to refresh, replenish and learn together onsite."      
Simon d'Orsogna
Internal Family Structures, Australia and NZ
"Hou Mana Wai Mercy Wellsprings is a welcoming and calm centre, well held and organised by Srs Cathryn and Rita. You can sense the many hours of community and spirit shared as soon as you you enter the building, and sit in the space. The comfortable buildings are surrounded by gardens, outdoor spaces, and well-planted older treed grounds out front. A lovely, simple venue with all that a group needs to refresh, replenish and learn together onsite."      
Simon d'Orsogna 10.8.23
Simon d'Orsogna
Internal Family Structures, Australia and NZ
"The opening ritual of Hou Mana Wai Mercy Wellsprings in 2022 was a joy to attend. The presence of God’s spirit of life, love and joy was palpable ... the spirit permeates this place - an oasis of peace and restoration, a source of new life for those who breathe its air and absorb the prayerfulness that permeates the gardens and walls of the buildings … a precious gift for the people of Tamaki Makaurau and beyond ."
Adrienne Dunlop rndm
Spiritual Director
"The opening ritual of Hou Mana Wai Mercy Wellsprings in 2022 was a joy to attend.  The presence of God’s spirit of life, love and joy was palpable ... the spirit  permeates this place - an oasis of peace and restoration, a source of new life for  those who breathe its air and absorb the prayerfulness that permeates the gardens and walls of the buildings … a precious gift for the people of Tamaki Makaurau and beyond."
Adrienne Dunlop rndm 10.8.23
Adrienne Dunlop rndm
Spiritual Director
“Hou Mana Wai Mercy Wellsprings is central and close to the motorway; parking on site; facilities are meticulously clean; warm and inviting large room with comfortable chairs; delightful gardens. The true value of this centre is the dedication and care by the Sisters. A welcoming calm oasis in Auckland City .”
Jan Haworth
Mindfulness Aotearoa
“Hou Mana Wai Mercy Wellsprings is central and close to the motorway; parking on site; facilities are meticulously clean; warm and inviting large room with comfortable chairs; delightful gardens. The true value of this centre is the dedication and care by the Sisters. A welcoming calm oasis in Auckland City.”
Jan Haworth  1A0.08.23
Jan Haworth
Mindfulness Aotearoa
"The Centre is a sacred space offering contemplative practices and prayer. It is creatively curated, warmly welcoming, inclusive and built on a rich heritage of committed service, generous hospitality and an invitation to reflection, rest and renewal. It is a much appreciated gift, nourishing my soul. I highly recommend Hou Mana Wai Mercy Wellsprings."
Jenny Caston
Soulcare
"The Centre is a sacred space offering contemplative practices and prayer. It is creatively curated, warmly welcoming, inclusive and built on a rich heritage of committed service, generous hospitality and an invitation to reflection, rest and renewal. It is a much appreciated gift, nourishing my soul. I highly recommend Hou Mana Wai Mercy Wellsprings."
Jenny Caston (01) 10.08.23
Jenny Caston
Soulcare

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