A must-see when visiting Wellington is Our Lady’s Home of Compassion with its refurbished Suzanne Aubert Heritage Centre and the newly opened Resting Place of Suzanne Aubert. Nestled in the hills of Island Bay, people are discovering the Home of Compassion as a rewarding half-day or day outing. The inspiring story of Suzanne Aubert is presented in an eloquent and accessible way in the Exhibition room. Unique artifacts and audio-visual recordings bring the story to life.
A refreshment space and cloistered garden provide an opportunity to rest and relax. Barista-made coffee and simple homemade fare is available. The highlight of a visit is taking time in the light-filled Chapel of Compassion with its beautiful stained glass art and outlook to nature. To the side of the main Chapel the beautiful and tranquil Resting Place of Suzanne Aubert is fast becoming a place of prayer and pilgrimage where visitors can stop and sit a while. If time allows, there is more to experience with a walk to Our Lady of Lourdes’ Grotto, or around the extensive grounds. Longer walks quickly take you up into the hills beyond the Home where the historic reservoir is located.
Accommodation is also available in the Retreat House for visitors seeking a quiet place of refreshment for their stay.
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