A Blessed Day in Bonnevaux

The 21st of November was a memorable day for our Community at Bonnevaux, in France and globally. With the Archbishop of Poitiers, the Prior of the monastery of Liguge,  Sandrine Vinay ( French National Coordinator) the icon of John Cassian ‘written’ for Bonnevaux by Odile van der Hoff was blessed and installed in the small chapel. Meditators from France, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, the UK and Ireland were present and messages came from worldwide, read by Jose Pype, national coordinator from Belgium.

The day was warm and sunny and this seemed to illumine the sense of Bonnevaux as a place of peace and hope both locally grounded and globally extended.

paul_richard_gallagher_september_2015ARCHBISHOP PAUL GALLAGHER (Patron of the WCCM and the Secretary for Relations with States in the Secretariat of State of the Vatican)
As we are all very aware, our world is in a mess just now. We know that we should be doing more about it, but we are often uncertain of how to proceed. As Christians of all ages and backgrounds, we recognise that the way forward must be rooted in prayerful discernment. The World Community for Christian Meditation is helping many to deepen their prayer life, and accordingly to find that inner peace, which is so precious in these troubled times, and to be more confident in the rightness of their decisions. Accordingly, it is my hope that the realisation of a new International Centre at Bonnevaux may confirm and strengthen WCCM’s mission.

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Briji Waterfield, Director of Special Projects
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