DIEGO M ROSA (Abbot General of the Olivetan Benedictine Congregation)
Dear Dom Laurence,
As you know your monastic brethren and I have always supported your contemplative mission in the World Community for Christian Meditation. I can see the influence of the Spirit in the way it has grown and as you bring the contemplative dimension not only to the Church but to people of all ages and in all walks of life. It is a special way of living your monastic vocation but a very valid one.
I am now delighted to learn of the Bonnevaux project. Its ancient monastic roots and spirit of tranquillity make it an ideal place for stabilising the centre of the World Community. It has a very great potential. It is inspiring and I pray new forms of our life may flourish there.
It will be in my prayer and I certainly encourage all who can to support it.
I look forward to coming there myself one day and praying with you there in such a beautiful and sacred space.
Sincerely in the Lord and St Benedict.