PAUL HARRIS (Patron of the WCCM)
John Main once said that: ” Meditation creates community”. By this he indicated not only the personal union with others in the depths of our own being, but as well the uniting of contemplative spiritual practice to small communities in the world at large. We see this in the ancient Israelites who formed 12 small family units; the first Christians met in homes for support and encouragement; spiritual seekers gathered in monasteries to foster love and friendship: currently Christian Meditators meet for support in weekly groups worldwide.
Bonnevaux can further encourage this universal yearning for community by deepening the contemplative spiritual roots of a new generation in a Benedictine style community. I wholeheartedly approve of this Bonnevaux initiative.