Save the Date 2024 Events Programme

John Main Seminar 2024

John Main Seminar 2024​

Thirty years after the WCCM was formed at the John Main Seminar led by Bede Griffiths, Jason Gordon comes to New Harmony to lead a contemporary reflection on where we as a community and as a human family have come. He will raise the question of how we can act hopefully in a collapsing civilisation with such hostile forces of de-humanisation. How can we understand contemplation in this social and spiritual crisis? But in facing these hard questions, he will invite us to consider the twin path of contemplation and synodality: a faith-filled, hopeful way to a better world and a fuller humanity.

In a world collapsing in on itself in a failure to listen and to open to others, the resounding wisdom of Isiah’s call to ‘widen your tent’ is like a beam of light. It summons us to open our hearts, our ears and our minds in all directions in an ever-widening spirit of universal welcome and solidarity.

As always meditation will shape the days of the week’s Seminar and there will be sessions too where the listening and mindful sharing of Synodality will be practised (and take the place of the usual silent retreat.)

Featured image: Roofless Church photo:  Carol M. Highsmith’s America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

Young Adults Retreat 2024

Young Adults Retreat 2024

Spiritual intelligence is a higher dimension of intelligence beyond the ego that has access to the mature qualities and advanced capabilities of the true self, in the form of wisdom, compassion, integrity, joy, love, creativity, and peace. Spiritual intelligence uncovers a deeper sense of meaning and purpose, and improves a wide range of important life skills and work skills.

Spiritual intelligence helps us answer questions such as: Who am I? What is the meaning of life? In this retreat, we will deepen our knowledge of spirituality through the practice of Christian meditation.

The Vision of Beauty: Healing the Soul of the World

WCCM Pilgrimage, 26 Sept - 4 Oct 2024, Italy

led by Laurence Freeman

This year’s Pilgrimage expresses the WCCM theme, the essential goodness and beauty of the world: ‘And God saw that it was very good’.

Monte Oliveto Retreat 2024: It Is What It Is: We Are Who We Are

6 - 13 October 2024, Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore, Tuscany (Italy)

led by Laurence Freeman

monte Oliveto maggiore, italy

This year’s Monte Oliveto retreat will be a fuller and deeper invitation into silence. “There is nothing so much like God as silence”. 

This mystical truth is proven when we discover that silence allows us to be who we are and God to be who God is.

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World Youth Day 2023 Lisbon

Photo of Monte Oliveto Maggiore, by Andy Hay from Flickr and Andrea D’Angiolo from Flickr

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