Monthly Archives: February 2016

Journey’s End and Home Again

We left Northumberland in the snow as we began our trip and our return from Belgium saw a fresh snow accompany our return from the Ardennes. After a quiet and relaxing day, which gave us the opportunity to spend some … Continue reading

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Au Revoir, Vaarwel, Auf Wiedersehen,

DAY 9     Conversations, Conclusions and Benedictions Our final morning of the Community Weekend sees people in reflective mood as we spend sometime after Morning Office in quiet. Each person having received the Journeying with Community booklet is using … Continue reading

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Explorations and Intentions

DAY 8              The serious business and intentionality with which people listened and reflected on the introduction and teaching on the history, ethos and Community’s Rule of Life was much in evidence as we spent … Continue reading

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Ardennes: patisserie, community, politics and responses to the refugee crisis

DAY 7 A good night’s sleep after a long and very stimulating day we enjoyed a leisurely breakfast and bade farewell to our wonderful host and friend Ada, resolved not to make the gap between seeing each other so long … Continue reading

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New Monasticism and Europe

DAY 6       Zwolle: New Monasticism in a Dominican Monastic Cloister and learning more about Thomas a Kempis Floor and I set off early to travel to Zwolle where I was a speaker at a conference looking at new … Continue reading

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The Gift of Community and Hospitality of the Heart

DAY 4        Arnhem Relaxed and comfortable in the home and company of Floor and Ada, today affords us the opportunity of a travel free day. The morning is spent writing and responding to those emails that demand … Continue reading

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DAY 4 Taste, Traffic, Friendship and Refugees

If you are looking to create a set for the design of a fairytale, you should look no further than Bruges. This beautiful mediaeval town with its clean, picturesque cobbled streets and   lanes and wonderful myriad canals link enchanting … Continue reading

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