Northumbria Community in France
Northumbria Community in France

Exploring New Monasticism

-- Interior of chapel --

 

 

Rhythm of the Day

 

08:30     Breakfast

09:30     Morning Office

10:00     Work

13:00     Lunch and

              Midday Office

14:00     Reflection and Prayer

15:00     Work/Recreation

18:00     Evening Office

19:15     Supper

20:00     Recreation/reading

             /chat/games

21:30     Compline

22:30     House quiet

 



Le Rythme du Jour 

 

08:30    Petit Déjeuner

09:30    Offices du Matin

10:00    Travail

13:00    Offices de Midi et                         Déjeuner

14:00    Réflexion et prière

15:00    Travail/Loisirs

18:00    Offices du Soir

19:15    Diner

20:00    Jeux/Lecture/loisirs/un

             temps de partage et de

             convivialité

21:30    Compline

22:30    Maison calme

 

 

 

 





L' Abri à Suvigny

Programme for the Current Year

 

 

 

 

Proposed Programme for 2017

Easter Retreat – 14th to 16th April – our usual annual retreat reflecting on the

Passion and Resurrection of Christ with a varied programme of discussion,

film, walks, visits, Communion, meditation time, and creative activities.

Suggested donation for those staying over - €30 per person per night.

 

Dutch Retreat week – 9th to 16th July – Come and join Victor and some

Dutch friends for a week of retreat and engagement with life in the country –

offering time for reflection, discussion, relaxation, and a chance to do light

work on the property, if you wish to, within the monastic rhythm to the day.

Suggested donation €30 per person per night.

 

Family Holiday – 9th to 16th August – do bring your children and stay for as

many days as you like over this period to enjoy the local area and

surroundings at Suvigny, within the monastic rhythm of the day. For guidance

on local attractions, please contact us. Suggested donation - €20 per person

per night – children 12 and under €10 per night.

 

Monastic Retreat Sundays – Anyone in the area is welcome to join us

January 22nd – New Year Covenant liturgy and shared meal

February 5th – Sermon on the Mount reflections

March 5th – Lent thoughts

May 7th – Falling Upwards – Richard Rohr

June 4th – Falling Upwards – Richard Rohr

July 2nd – Falling Upwards – Richard Rohr

August 6th – BBQ for the group, friends and family

September 3rd - Falling Upwards - Richard Rohr

September 17th - afternoon tea and Evening Office with Communion

October 1st - Falling Upwards - Richard Rohr

October 15th - afternoon tea and Evening Office with Communion

November 5th - Falling Upwards -Richard Rohr

November 26h - afternoon tea and Evening Office with Communion

December 3rd - Advent theme

December 17th - afternoon tea and carol singing

December 25th - Christmas service 10h30 and mulled wine and nibbles

 

Please also see these dates and other information on our facebook page at

https://www.facebook.com/groups/www.northumbriacommunityinfrance.net/

 

Private retreats (led or unled) or group bookings for a retreat led by us, or with the group's own programme, can be arranged at a mutually convenient time.

 

Proposed Programme for 2016

 

 

Monastic Sundays - Anyone in the area is

welcome to join us - please make contact

via the website

 

 

 

 

 

January 10th - Covenant Liturgy and 'We make the road by walking' - Brian McLaren

January 30th - 'We make the road by walking' - Brian McLaren

March 6th - 'We make the road by walking' - Brian McLaren - Lent theme

April 24th - 'We make the road by walking' - Brian McLaren

May 8th - 'We make the road by walking' - Brian McLaren

May 22nd - The heart alone with God - Trevor Miller

June 5th - Video and discussion

June 26th - day outing to Mont St Michel - mass with the Brothers and Sisters of Jerusalem

July 17th - 'We make the road by walking' - Brian McLaren

July 24th - 'We make the road by walking' - Brian McLaren

7th August - Community group bring and share BBQ - friends and family welcome

28th August - Monastic day retreat - 'The Heart Alone with God' - Trevor Miller CD

11th September - Harvest celebration and Communion

 

Other Retreats

March 25th to 27th - Easter Retreat - a programme of activities, meditations, walks, a film in order to remember the life, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Please ask for a detailed programme) People are welcome to come for the whole weekend or just for a day, or part of a day. Suggested donation for those staying overnight - £30 or euros per person per night.

 

France Mission Day - At Cosham Baptist Church - Portsmouth - April 16th - if you interested in attending, please make contact via the website

 

Trustees Meeting - May 14th - 16h00 - 18h00 - trustees welcome to stay over a few days

 

Mission Eurasia Day - London - May 28th - house closed

 

Family Holiday Retreat week - 8th to 14th August - enjoy the surrounding area or the pleasant countryside at the house and in the garden within the monastic rhythm to the day. Suggested donation £20 or euros per adult per night 1/2 for children 5-12, and under 5s, no donation necessary.

 

De Spil retreat - 14th - 21st August - our Dutch friends will be joining us for a working/recreational retreat within the monastic rhythm to the day.

 

Community Work week - 22nd - 27th August - anyone willing to come and help with the renovations or maintenance of the house and grounds, within the monastic rhythm to the day, is welcome to join us for time in community - suggested donation £15 or euros per person per night.

 

Quiet Retreat - Time to be silent and reflect and pray, as well as to share a visit to Mont St Michel on the Tuesday. Fellowship and space within the rhythm to the day - some meditation guidance will be given - suggested donation £25 per person per night plus travel costs to the Mont.

 

Individual or other guided or unguided retreats are available -

please make contact via the website -

suggested donation for guided retreats - £30 or euros per person per night

suggested donation for unguided retreats - £25 or euros per person per night

Suggested donation for holiday retreats - £20 or euros per person per night

volunteers and full-time students - £15 or euros per person per day

Anyone is welcome to book a day retreat or a holiday break at a time mututally convenient.

 

Proposed Programme for 2015

for more information or to register for any of the following, please contact us via the website

 

 

 

Private retreats (led or unled) or group bookings for a retreat led by us, or with the group's own programme, can be arranged at a mutually convenient time.

 

 

April 2nd – 5th – Easter Retreat – a chance to reflect on the passion of Jesus and renew monastic/baptismal vows on Easter Day. Suggested donation 25 euros or pounds per person per day. Children under 12 half price and children under 5 no charge.

 

April 6th – 11th – Community work week – an opportunity for those from the Community or beyond, to come and share in the life and work at L’Abri à Suvigny. Suggested donation 15 euros or pounds per person per day. Children under 12 half price and children under 5 no charge.

 

May 23rd – 24th – Gathering in the Dordogne – Andrew and Jane will be visiting the Dordogne and sharing the vision of Suvigny

 

June 21st – 28th – Celtic Saints retreat – Roehampton University retreat following in the footsteps of the Celtic Saints. Suggested donation 30 euros or pounds per person per day plus travelling costs.

 

July 20th – 25th – Community work week – an opportunity for those from the Community or beyond, to come and share in the life and work at L’Abri à Suvigny. Suggested donation 15 euros or pounds per person per day. Children under 12 half price and children under 5 no charge.

 

August 16th – 22nd – Family holiday week – a chance to explore the beaches and local places of interest or relax within the rhythm of the day at L’Abri. Suggested donation 20 euros or pounds per person per day. Children under 12 half price and children under 5 no charge.

 

August 24th – 28th – Harvest time – a chance to help with the harvest and processing of produce from the fruit and vegetable garden within the monastic rhythm. Suggested donation 15 euros or pounds per person per day. Children under 12 half price and children under 5 no charge.

 

2015 Monastic Retreat Days……

 

15th February – Covenant liturgy

22nd February – Lent 1

15th March – Lent 2

22nd March – Lent 3

2nd April – 5th April – Easter retreat

3rd May - 'In God's Hands' book

17th May - 'In God's Hands' book

31st May - Communion

14th June - Hild Liturgy programme

28th June - BBQ - Evening Office at 6pm

5th July - Hild Liturgy programme

2nd August - outing to Savigny le Vieux

16th August - Hild liturgy programme

30th August - Hild liturgy programme

13th September - harvest celebration

4th October – Hild liturgy programme

25th October – Hild liturgy programme

8th November – House blessing and Brigid liturgy

29th November – Advent week 1

13th December – Advent week 3

20th December – Christmas Carols by candlelight 16h30

25th December – Celtic Christmas Celebration 10h30

 

 

 

Suggested donations - These include full board, bedlinen and towels. £15/€15 per person per day for working retreats, £20/€20 per person per day for holiday or undirected retreats, £25/€25 per person per day for directed retreats. Children 5 to 12 years old – half the adult amount, and day visitors are welcome to donate in cash or kind as they feel appropriate.

 

 

 

Proposed Retreats for 2014

 

April 16th Trustees meeting

April 17th to 20th Easter Retreat – an opportunity to share in activities and reflections based on the Passion of Christ, as well as renewing of vows on Easter Day.

April 21st to 26th Community Work Week – anyone from the Community or beyond is welcome to come and share in the work and renovation at L’Abri within the monastic rhythm of the day.

June 14th to 22nd Following in the Footsteps of the Celtic Saints (Roehampton University) – introducing St Aaron,
Malo, Columbanus, Samson and Brendan

August 4th to 9th Family Holiday Week – anyone wanting a summer break to enjoy the surroundings at L’Abri or the many attractions in the area, is welcome to join in the rhythm of the day with freedom to explore when you choose.

August 10th to 17th Community Work Week – anyone from the Community or beyond is welcome to come and share in the work and renovation at L’Abri within the monastic rhythm of the day.

September 21st to 28th Harvest Retreat – anyone wishing to learn or improve their woodland management skills or harvesting and processing produce, is welcome to join us at the special time of the year. Seasonal reflections will be introduced as well as working within the rhythm of the monastic day.

November 15th  – Other Houses Gathering

November 22nd Trustees meeting

 

Suggested donations - £15/€15 per person per day for working retreats, £20/€20 per person per day for holiday or undirected retreats, £25/€25 per person per day for directed retreats. Children 5 to 12 years old – half the adult amount, and day visitors are welcome to donate in cash or kind as they feel appropriate.

 

 

Individual Retreats These can now be arranged at any time convenient to the retreatant and Jane’s availability.

 

Mentoring and prayer friendship can also be offered, either in person or via skype.

 

 

Regular Monastic Retreat Days

 

January – 12th
26th – Following the St Brendan liturgy

February – 16th

March – 2nd
16th 30th – Lent theme  

April – 13th
(Palm Sunday)

May – 4th
18th – Following the St Brendan liturgy

June – 1st
29th

July – 13th

August – 3rd
17th 31st

September – 14th
28th

October – 12th
26th

November – 9th
30th – Advent theme

December – 14th
21st (carols) 25th service

 

 

Programme of retreats proposed for 2013

at L’Abri à Suvigny

 

Easter Weekend – 28thto 31st March 2013 –

 A time to reflect on the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus, and an opportunity to renew vows at the shrine of St Columbanus. Suggested donation – 25 euro or pounds per person per day. Email: ncinfrance@gmail.com

 

 

Work Week - 1st to 5th April 2013 -

 A time to come and share in the renovation or gardening at L' Abri à Suvigny through the rhythm of the day. Suggested donation - 20 euros per person per day. Email: ncinfrance@gmail.com

 

Trustees Weekend and Welcome into Companionship - 26th May. A day following the monastic rhythm with a special service of welcome into Companionship of the Northumbria community on the Sunday afternoon. All welcome.

 



Dutch Work Week –28thJuly to 4th August 2013 –

An opportunity for anyone from Holland to come for a few days of monastic rhythm and helping at Suvigny. Suggested donation – 20 euro or pounds per person per day. Email: ncinfrance@gmail.com

 

 

Family Holiday Week - 5th to 10th August 2013 -

An opportunity for families to come for a break in Normandy visiting local sites and beaches while staying at L'Abri à Suvigny. Suggested donation - 20 euros per adult and 10 euros per child from 5 to 12. Under 5 free. Email: ncinfrance@gmail.com

 

Work Week - 19th to 23rd August 2013-

An opportunity for anyone to come for a few days of monastic rhythm and helping at Suvigny. Suggested donation – 20 euro or pounds per person per day. Email: ncinfrance@gmail.com

 

 

Mother House Retreat at Suvigny - led by Roy Searle - 5th to 10th October 2013

A retreat designed to follow in the steps of Columbanus and visit other sacred sites in the area.

Email: office@northumbriacommunity.org

 

Individual Retreats These can now be arranged at any time convenient to the retreatant and Jane’s availability.

 

Mentoring and prayer friendship can also be offered, either in person or via skype.

 

Fortnightly Monastic Retreat Days – The next dates arranged are:

 

24th February, 10th and 23rd March 2013.

We are looking at Henri Nouwen’s ‘life of the Beloved and practising Lectio Divina, and other related activities to inform our spiritual disciplines.



 

We are currently following the journey of St Brendan as found in the liturgy in Celtic Daily Prayer from the Northumbria Community.

 

We meet on the 14th and 21st April, 26th May, 9th, 16th and 30th June, 14th and 28th July, 11th and 25th August 2013.

Our next meetings for 2013 are:- 8th and 29th September, 20th October, 3rd and 24th November. We will start meeting in 2014 on the 12th January.





 

Day visitors and children
– we suggest any contribution in cash or kind that you feel appropriate. Please do not stay away for financial reasons.

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