This was originally scheduled to take place in March but for a variety of reasons this was not possible.Having to re-arrange the date of this event meant that there were less people who were able to go. However, the dozen people who were able to attend had a delightful day – helped by some lovely Spring weather.

photo of Wood Hall carmelite monasteryThe Wood Hall Carmel sisters are so welcoming and have much wisdom to offer – and they do it with such humility and a sense of fun that you can’t help but enjoy yourself. The contributions from the sisters led to much discussion and it was good that, on the first really nice day for a while, there was also space to walk around the beautiful grounds surrounding the monastery to mull things over. The day started with mass and finished with an adapted Vespers that focussed on issues of Justice & Peace – so there was opportunity for communal prayer as well. These Days of Reflection are now becoming a regular part of the schedule of events organised by the Commission. Hopefully, they might invite us back before too long!
Subject to funding, we are aiming to organise another Day of Reflection in the Autumn