Taking Time, Slowing Down, Being More – Young Adult Retreat (led by Laurence Freeman and Giovanni Felicioni)

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In English with French translation

These days of retreat, followed by walking the Camino, lead into a deeper and renewing rhythm of living through friendship, touching the earth and the spirit, awakening the body and clearing the mind.

Start and stop times

Registration 16:30, Wednesday, 29 July;
Retreat ends after lunch on Wednesday, 5 August

We will have to keep 20% if the cancellation happens until one month before the beginning of the retreat and after this we will keep 50% for the administration charge.
The cancellation must be made by the person submitting the booking form and is communicated to us in writing or via email. Cancellation will take effect from the day that the written request is received by us. We strongly recommend that you have your own travel insurance to cover any loss or injury, and including cancellations.

Laurence Freeman

Fr Laurence is a Benedictine monk of the Monastery of S. Maria del Pilastrello, Lendinara, Italy, in the Benedictine Congregation of Monte Oliveto. He is Director of Bonnevaux and of The World Community for Christian Meditation.

Giovanni Felicioni

Giovanni (Bonnevaux Associate Director) is part of the WCCM since the beginning, being involved in its official foundation in 1991. He is an Oblate, a certified Advanced Rolfer™, a Rolf Movement™ practitioner and a Yoga Teacher.

Other members of the Bonnevaux Community

Walking the Camino *

* The Camino is an option ONLY for participants of the Young Adult Retreat

A retreat is an inner pilgrimage. In all traditions walking to a sacred place is a symbol of this though in modern times we have largely lost the sense of physical pilgrimage and replaced it with tourism. Bonnevaux is right on the ancient Paris /Tours portion of one the most ancient Christian pilgrim walks – the Camino to Compostela. So, after the retreat we will spend 3
to 4 days walking this Way. We plan to walk about 20km each day, some of it walking in silence and some getting to know each other as we walk the talk together.

At the registration form, you can let us know if you want join the Camino


Jul 29 2020 - Aug 05 2020


€560 (single room & meals included), €455 (per person, twin shared room & meals included), €280 (Off-site accommodation, independent booking and payment - meals included)
Laurence Freeman


Laurence Freeman

Other Leaders

Giovanni Felicioni
Giovanni Felicioni