A few days ago I stayed at Jerusalem, about about an
hour and a quarter’s drive inland from Wanganui.
Jerusalem was the site of a famous commune centred
around poet James K. Baxter. It is also the site of a
community of nuns belonging to the Sisters of Compassion.
Begun by Mother Aubert it is the only Order to have been
founded in New Zealand.
It is possible to stay overnight at the convent. It is necessary to take
your own linen and food. I would recommend it. Google Home of Compassion
for information.