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Good Measure, Pressed Down and Overflowing: How Contemplation Shapes our Action

This retreat at the example and teaching of those who combine a profound contemplative practice with active involvement in the service of the vulnerable.
Rowan Williams

Leader

Rowan Williams

Rowan Williams has recently retired as Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, and before that was Archbishop of Canterbury from 2002 to 2012.  He has written widely on theology, spirituality and literature, and his most recent books include Candles in the Dark and (with Mary Zournazi) Justice and Love: A Philosophical Dialogue.  He has a long history of engagement with WCCM.

Date

14 - 19 Nov, 2023

Location

Bonnevaux - On the Ground
86370 Marçay, France

The history of the Church in the last century shows us several figures who combine a profound contemplative practice with active involvement in the service of the vulnerable.

These talks will look at the example and teaching of some of these people, including Dorothy Day and Madeleine Delbrel, asking the question of how our own practice affects our daily choices and our approach to a chaotic world.

This event takes place at Bonnevaux and offers an opportunity to discover the rich cultural and historical French and European heritage of the 12th-century Abbaye de Bonnevaux, as well as to explore the varied and natural beauty of the land which we cultivate as a model of ecological responsibility.

  • Schedule

"Good Measure, Pressed Down and Overflowing:
How Contemplation Shapes our Action"

Arrival Tuesday 14 November 2023, check-in: 14h00 – 17h00
Departure Sunday 19 November 2023, after lunch (15h00)
  • Contribution
Single rooms500€
Shared / Twin rooms400€

The prices reflect the need to achieve self sufficiency. Therefore if you’re able to give a little more we would be very grateful. Please, click here to donate.
If you need a concession please let us know. We do not turn anybody away for lack of resources. Please, click the email address  <contact@bonnevauxabp.com> to contact us.

  • Registration

Registration opens soon


Cancellation

— Please ensure you have travel insurance in place as we cannot refund cancelled travel for any reason.
— If you cancel your Bonnevaux booking up to 30 days before the event starts, you will be refunded the full cost of the event.  Cancellations occurring within 30 days of the event start will be offered a voucher for a future event. Bonnevaux reserves the right to cancel events at any point – cancellations occurring within 30 days prior to the event start date will be subject to the voucher refund policy only.

Membership Fee ** – 10€

Membership fee is paid once per year, valid from Jan – Dec.

** by French law you must be a ‘member‘ of the charity (association ABP) Abbaye de Bonnevaux – Centre Pour la Paix in order to participate at an on-the-ground event at Bonnevaux – 86370 Marçay, France.

Membership is non-binding. It simply means that you are invited to attend the annual general meeting if you wish and that you may receive information about our events during the year.

The Abbey of Bonnevaux is the spiritual home of the World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM) which includes a Conference and Retreat Centre dedicated to peace. The on-the-ground activities of the Abbey are organized under the responsibility of l’Association Abbaye de Bonnevaux – Centre pour le Paix (ABP).  The Association, which is governed by the French law of 1st July 1901, is registered in Poitiers under the reference RNA: W863007299.

Address : Bonnevaux, 86370 Marçay, France.
Phone number : 06 33 43 71 71 / 06 61 96 57 74.
José Pype (President of the Association); Giovanni Felicioni (Associate Director and Programme Manager)
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Rowan Williams

Leader

Rowan Williams

Rowan Williams has recently retired as Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, and before that was Archbishop of Canterbury from 2002 to 2012.  He has written widely on theology, spirituality and literature, and his most recent books include Candles in the Dark and (with Mary Zournazi) Justice and Love: A Philosophical Dialogue.  He has a long history of engagement with WCCM.

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