Time Out

Hou Mana Wai Mercy Wellsprings offers an atmosphere of hospitality which welcomes people of all faiths, spiritual paths and walks of life.

We welcome individuals who are seeking a quiet space for a few hours for ‘Time Out’ for personal rest, prayer, reading, writing, reflection and solitude nurturing your spirit.

Available facilities for your use while here are:

  • A small room for your ‘Time Out’
  • Chapel on request
  • Kitchen – provides tea, coffee, milk, sugar
  • Library
  • Art Room if you wish to explore your creative talents.
  • A $20 koha would be appreciated.

Please contact Sr Rita or Sr Cathryn for availability and any special arrangements that may be needed.

"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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