The Benedictine Sisters of the House of Bread Monastery, Nanaimo, and the Friends of the Bethlehem Retreat Centre Society are pleased to announce the transfer of the business of the Bethlehem Retreat Centre to the new owners, the Friends of the Bethlehem Retreat Centre Society, effective July 15, 2015.
For twenty-eight years the Benedictine Sisters have ministered to thousands of people through the Bethlehem Retreat Centre. The Sisters are happy to have the Centre continue and its operation by the Friends of Bethlehem Retreat Centre will provide a stable long-term opportunity to offer and expand the enriching programs and retreats for which Bethlehem Is known.
We thank all who have given their support in time, volunteer hours and finances to make it possible for this transition to happen.
The Society has many tasks in the coming weeks and many motivated and excited volunteers.
Thank you to all who continue to give your energies to this important endeavor. We will keep you updated on coming programs and happenings.
Sister Barbara Rinehart, Prioress
House of Bread Monastery
Gerry Herkel, Chair
Friends of Bethlehem Retreat Centre Society