Terugblik wandelretraite ‘Hiking with Christ in the midst of Creation’

    
Francais en bas

Van zondag 30 juni tot 7 juli vond in de Franse Alpen de internationale GCL wandelretraite plaats: Hiking with Christ in the midst of Creation.» Hier volgen wat getuigenissen:

  • “In de hitte was het wandelen moeilijk, maar ik werd gedragen door de groep. Ik heb een buitengewone ontdekking gedaan: dat Jezus naast me loopt. Ik voelde het en ik voel zijn aanwezigheid aan mijn zijde. Ik hoor ook de zin: “Ik heb jou gekozen xxx (voornaam)” en “Vrede zij met je”.

  • “Ik ben erg dankbaar voor deze week. Ik wil een persoon worden die anderen kan helpen om God te ontdekken. God geeft me het brood van elke dag. Ik was erg geraakt door de buitengewone schoonheid van de landschappen. We hebben vanaf de eerste dag met Deuteronomium gebeden: “Ik zal je naar een vruchtbaar land leiden” en dat is de hele week al zo voor mij geweest. De groep is voor mij een kleine gemeenschap geweest, iedereen brengt iets mee.”
  • “Wat ik meeneem van mijn verblijf hier…: “Het lijden ligt achter me, een nieuwe tijd is aangebroken.” Er is iets nieuws in mijn leven. Lijden is een kans, het verandert het hart, het stelt ons in staat om het te openen. Ik blijf dicht bij mezelf: “Ik heb je gekozen opdat je vrucht mee zult brengen…”
  • “Ik heb de vreugde op mijn lippen! Ik herhaalde elke dag de zin: “Waarlijk, God is op deze plaats”. (Gen. 28) Ik wil beter luisteren naar het woord van God. Ik heb een geweldige week gehad vanaf de eerste dag.”
  • “Deze week heeft eenheid in mijzelf gebracht.”
  • “Ik heb de wandelingen, de schoonheid, de stilte, de kwaliteit van de stilte enorm gewaardeerd.”
  • “De stilte heeft me sterk getroffen. Heel gewone handelingen zoals schoenen aantrekken krijgen een aureool van heiligheid.”
  • ….

Du dimanche 30 juin au 7 juillet la retraite “Prier et marcher international & sportif ! Se tourner vers le Christ au milieu de la Création” avait lieu dans les Alpes, animée par une équipe CVX. Voici quelques retour lors de l’evaluation de samedi soir:

  • “Avec la chaleur les marches etaient difficiles, mais j’etais portée par le groupe. J’ai fait une découverte extra-ordinaire: que Jésus chemine a côté de moi. Je l’ai ressenti et je ressens sa présence a mon coté. J’entends aussi la phrase: “Je t’ai choissi xxx (prénom)”  et “La paix soit avec toi”.
  • “Je suis très reconnaissante pour cette semaine. Je veux devenir une personne qui peut aider les autres a decouvrir Dieu. Dieu me donne le pain de tous les jours. J’ai ete tres touchée par la béauté extra-ordinaire des paysages. Nous avons prié dès le premier jour sur Deutéronome “je te conduit vers un pays fertile” et ca a ete cela pour moi toute la semaine. Le groupe a ete une petite communauté pour moi, chaque personne apporte quelque chose.”
  • “Ce que j’apporte de mon sejour ici : “la souffrance est derrière moi, une nouvelle epoque est arrivée.” Il y a quelque chose de nouveau dans ma vie. La souffrance est une opportunité, elle change le coeur , elle permet de l’ouvrir. Je garde avec moi: “Je t’ai choisi parce que tu vas apporter du fruit.”

  • “J’ai la joie sur les levres! Je me suis redit tous les jours la phrase: “En verite, Dieu est dans ce lieu.”  (Gen 28) Je veux mieux ecouter la parole de Dieu. J’ai passé une superbe semaine depuis le premier jour.”
  • “Cette semaine a fait unité en moi.”
  • “J’ai beaucoup apprécié les marches, la béauté, le silence, la qualité du silence”
  • “Le silence m’a beaucoup marqué. Des actes banales comme mettre les chaussures deviennent habités par la Saintêté”.
  • ….

Marielle Matthee en Allard Kouwenhoven

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International, Sportive Hiking Retreat! « Hiking with Christ in the midst of Creation.»

From Sunday Juny 30th 2019 (5pm) until Sunday July 7th 2019 (9am)

Animation & guidance: a CLC team (CLC = Christian Life Community)

Summary :
A week of hiking, fraternal life and prayer in an international context.
o Bilingual retreat in English and French (English only if required for certain participants)
o Appr. 5 to 6 hours hike a day with a difference of altitude of 800 to 1000 meters per day ; one day in the middle of the week with a shorter hike.
o Participants must be able to share in French or in English and to say a minimum in the other language
o Requires mountain experience and a very good physical shape
o Simple accommodation at the Spiritual Centre of Saint Hugues (near Grenoble, France) in single rooms.
o This session is open to all CLC members or people who are interested to discover CLC.
o A short interview with one of the organizers is foreseen before your inscription shall be finalized.

Contact for questions :
allard_kouwenhoven@yahoo.com

« Jesus went up a mountainside and called to him those he wanted “ Mk 13,»

More info: flyer in English

More info: flyer in French

Internationale wandelretraite: «Growing into Community in the midst of the Creation.»

St Hugues 2018

« Jesus went up a mountainside and called to him those he wanted “ Mk 13,»

Animation & guidance
Philippe Marbaix, sj. Belgium
Marielle Matthee, CLC Netherlands
Allard Kouwenhoven, CLC France

From July 1st 2018 (5pm) until July 8th 2018 (9am)

Summary :
A week of hiking, fraternal life and prayer in an international context.
o Bilingual retreat in English and French
o 4 to 5 hours hike a day with a difference of altitude of 600 to 900 meters
o Participants must be able to share in French or in English and to say a minimum in the other language.
o Simple accommodation at the Spiritual Centre of Saint Hugues in single rooms.
o This session is open to all CLC members or people who are interested to discover CLC.
o A short interview with one of the organizers is foreseen before your inscription shall be finalized.

Six days Ignatian retreat. Praying and hiking in middle of the beautiful mountain chains of Belledonne and Chartreuse (Alpine mountain regions close to Grenoble):
· To experience being part of a community in a fraternal and international setting
· To recognize the traces of God in the Creation, in the human story, and in our own life.
· To explore the links between physical exercises and the Spiritual Exercises by means of
silence, contemplation, the Word, prayer and sharing.
· Times of silence (in the Centre and in the mountains) and times of exchange (during meals and the afternoons) shall be alternated.
· To live together times of sharing (in French and in English).

Each day
􀂃 Presentation of the theme and spiritual exercises of the day.
􀂃 Transportation to the starting point of the daily hike (in the mornings this will be in
silence) ? on average approximately this will take 45 min
􀂃 A hike of about 5 hours with a height difference of 600 to 900 meters in different
mountain regions around Grenoble (Chartreuse, Belledonne)
􀂃 Personal prayer
􀂃 Picnic in the mountains
􀂃 A possibility to receive individual spiritual guidance, and during the descents the option to talk and exchange.
􀂃 Celebrations.
􀂃 Meals (not in silence).
􀂃 Sharing times in French-speaking or Englishspeaking groups.
The texts with which we work will be available in both French and English.

Things to bring along:
For the hikes in the mountains:
High mountain boots (with ankle support) and walking sticks.
Warm clothes (at altitude it can be cold and the weather can change quickly). At least one set of waterproof coat and trousers and a rain poncho.
Sunglasses and sun lotion.
A small backpack for the day (30 liters).
A watch.
For the picnics: a lunchbox in the style of Tupperware’, an unbreakable cup, a bottle of 1.5 liters, a small thermos, your camping cutlery.

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Typical organization of the day
7.30am Group prayer & introduction morning theme
8 am Breakfast & preparation of the pick nick
8.45 Departure by car
9.30 Start of the hiking
Pause et prayer
Hiking
12.45 Lunch
1.30pm Introduction of the theme of the afternoon
Hiking
Pause & prayer or celebration
Return by car
5.45 Arrival at the Centre
Free time or Celebration
7pm Dinner
Service
8.30pm Sharing in groups
9.15 End of the common day program

For in the Centre:
Please bring your towels and alarm clock.
You can bring your own bed linen, sheets.
Optional rental of bed linen/sheets: 5 euro

Please note…
o Costs of fuel for the transportation in the mountains will be shared amongst the participants.
o If you play any instrument, please bring along, or let us know and we will try to have a loan

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The spiritual Centre of St Hugues de Biviers

We will be staying at the Centre St Hugues de Biviers, at 10 miles from Grenoble. This
Centre is managed by the Christian Life Community – CLC – and offers retreats based
upon de Ignatian spirituality, in majority in silence. For this reason it will be required to
respect the silence within the Centre.
o The equipment of the Centre is basic. The rooms are single (possibility to have a double
room) , with shared showers and toilets by floor.
o Direction to go to St Hugues can be found at the site of the Centre.
There is a bus going to Montbonnot from the SNCF Railway station in Grenoble. You will
be picked up at the bus stop in Montbonnot
o Optional night possible to arrive on Saturday June 30th and have some rest before the
start of the retreat.

Cost of this session is 466,50 €
20,00 € administrative fee
Note that if you come from far, we can participate in your costs and offer a reduction on the price (please mention this in your discussion with one of the organizers if this is important for you).

Contacts :
allard_kouwenhoven@yahoo.com
marielle.matthee@orange.fr
philippemarbaix@laviale.be