Edith Stein, Etty Hillesum and Simone Weil: A Spirituality for Living through a Time of Crisis (Stefan Reynolds)

This event will be in-person

This retreat will learn from three mystics, saints and writers who lived during the Second World War. They were contemporaries, all Jewish and came to similar practice of meditation and mindfulness as a response to a time of crisis. We will look at their lives and the advice they give for challenging situations. All of them – in more dramatic ways than today – found that their opportunities were increasingly limited, and yet found meaning in the constraints they had to live under. It is a retreat for those looking for a wisdom and joy that can sustain us through times of change and uncertainty. Led by Dr. Stefan Reynolds.

Schedule (French time)

Announced soon

To reap the full benefits the retreat offers, we recommend that you meditate 2-3 times per day.

How to Create Your Own Retreat

This online retreat is designed to be flexible around your daily life and time zone. Please visit herewhere we provide support on creating a rhythm and structure to your retreat: how much silence you would like, meditation times, reading of sacred texts, practicing yoga and more, plus other suggestions to help you embody the retreat and stay off-line as much as possible. 

Registration for this event opens soon

Dr Stefan Gillow Reynolds is author of ‘Living with the Mind of Christ: Mindfulness in Christian Spirituality’ (DLT, 2016) and ‘The Wisdom of Love in the Song of Songs’ (Hikari, 2018) and ‘Letting Go and Coming Home: A Year of Poetry and Photos’ (Hikari, 2021). He has a PhD in Christian Spirituality from London University and runs retreats for The World Community for Christian Meditation and for the Cistercian Abbey of Mount Melleray where he works. He lives with his wife in Lismore, Co. Waterford.


Jun 22 - 25 2021


Stefan Reynolds