Bonnevaux is pleased to offer a Contemplative Retreat for individuals who are seeking healing from the heartache they are experiencing due to the breakup of a significant romantic relationship. This retreat – led by Fr. Laurence Freeman, OSB, Dr. Paul Dunn, PhD and members of the Bonnevaux community – integrates Christian Meditation with Psycho-education to support participants in their journey toward growth and healing. Participants will gain a greater understanding of the universal experience of heartache and have an opportunity to share and discuss their own experience with one another. Everyone will learn more about the common relationship dynamics that often lead to a breakdown as well as skills that support healthy loving relationships. Participants will gain a greater understanding of the stages of grief and will learn how to create and use healing-affirmations. Participants will also gain a greater understanding of Acceptance Therapy and learn how to integrate these learnings with their daily Christian Mediation practice to further enhance the healing process.
Arrival and Departure
ARRIVAL: 05 Sept, check-in : 14:00 – 17:00
DEPARTURE: 10 Sept, 14:00
Contribution for the Retreat
CONTRIBUTION FOR THE RETREAT WITH FULL ROOM AND BOARD – 775€
5 days with room, board and instruction
Registration Opens Soon
The prices reflect the need to achieve self sufficiency. Therefore if you’re able to give a little more we would be very grateful. If you need a concession please let us know. We do not turn anybody away for lack of resource.
MEMBERSHIP FEE ** – 10€
Membership fee is paid once per year, valid strictly 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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