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Lovers are always meeting for the first time – Advent Retreat (Laurence Freeman and Giovanni Felicioni)

This event is online only and in English


This preparation for the celebration of Christmas – where God becomes human and humanity recognises its divinity – will follow the rhythm of the Bonnevaux community, time for silence and sharing, for work and rest, solitude and community, through reflection on the great scriptural and physical symbols of incarnation, and guided reading.


Daily Schedule Live Online (French Time)

Mon

  • 10:30 -11:30     —  Welcome, introduction, opening talk
  • 12:15            — Midday prayer & meditation
  • 13:40 -15:00        — Small group discussion followed by Q&A
  • 18:00          — Contemplative Eucharist & meditation

Tues – Thurs

  • 6:30 – 7:00 — Meditation (not online) – optional
  • 7:20 – 8:00      — Morning prayer & meditation
  • 9:00 -10:00      —  Yoga
  • 10:30 -11:30     —  Talk
  • 12:15            — Midday prayer & meditation
  • 13:40 -15:00        — Small group discussion followed by Q&A
  • 18:00          — Contemplative Eucharist & meditation

Talks and Yoga will be recorded and available online to view at your convenience for a month after the retreat ends.

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 here where 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. 

This retreat requires Registration – please click the button below. 


Fr Laurence’s invitation to the retreat

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) has been part of the WCCM since its inception in 1991. He is an Oblate, a certified Advanced Rolfer™, a Rolf Movement™ practitioner and a Yoga Teacher.

Date

Nov 30 2020 - Dec 03 2020
Expired!

Contribution

The registration contribution requested for this (4-day) online retreat is between €130 and €290
Laurence Freeman

Leader

Laurence Freeman

Other Leaders

Giovanni Felicioni
Giovanni Felicioni