Crucifix in Bonnevax

Why being part of a community matters: A conversation with João

My experience of meditation started back in 2014 as a part of a personal development journey. At that time I didn’t follow any spiritual or religious paths, so I started to explore meditation following the Buddhist and Secular approach, which was what I could easily access in my hometown. After knowing a little bit more […]

Working together during the L'Arche retreat

L’Arche meets at Bonnevaux: Creating a new Charter of L’Arche

John Sargent, Charter Process Leader at L’Arche International, tells us about the plan of creating a new Charter of L’Arche, which was the theme of a recent meeting at Bonnevaux this January where members of the L’Arche community had the opportunity for listening and discernment. “The International Federation of L’Arche Communities is currently undergoing a […]

Elba together with Mary Katherine a resident at Bonnevaux

Elba Rodriguez: Bonnevaux is inspiring, challenging and worth the commitment

Elba is from Colombia and has been a meditator and a member of the WCCM community since 2016. Tell us a little bit about you, where you come from, what brought you to the world of meditation? I am Elba Rodríguez from Colombia. I was introduced to the world of contemplative prayer back in 2002. […]

A Conversation With Emma: I’ve valued the chance to just stop, breathe and be.

Emma, from Australia, was part of the Young Adults Retreat during the past summer. Tell us a little bit about you, where you come from, what brought you to the world of meditation? I’m Emma, born and raised in the land down under (Australia) and I love any chance to explore outside – especially by […]

A Conversation With Marcelo: Meditation is a Time Dedicated to Our True Self

Marcelo, from Brazil, was part of the Young Adults Retreat during the past summer. Tell us a little bit about you, where you come from, what brought you to the world of meditation? I’m Marcelo and I come from Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Since 2014 I regularly attend Jin Shin Jyutsu sessions (a Japanese ancient art […]

Fr.Laurence teaching to the Hong Kong pilgrim group

My Bonnevaux Pilgrimage Reflections 2.0

by Danielle Lee When I decided to join my parents for the pilgrimage to Bonnevaux, I was excited but wary. The majority of the trip participants were solidly middle-aged (some even elderly) Hong Kong ladies, and I was going to be the youngest person by decades. Now that the pilgrimage is over, I realize that […]

A Conversation With Silvia: Treasuring That Sense of Peace That Comes From Meditation

We meet meditator Silvia from Italy who has taken part to the Watercolour and Contemplation Workshop held in Bonnevaux this August. Tell us a little bit about you, where you come from, what brought you to the world of meditation? My name is Silvia and I live in Bergamo, in the north of Italy. My […]

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