Finding Silence – Worth Abbey 13th-16th May 2019

Worth Abbey Report 13th – 16th May 2019

Excellent weather accompanied the 12 of us at Worth Abbey this year. Everyone who came was either a parishioner, had heard about it from a parishioner or had visited our parish and found it in the bulletin or had been before and let their friends or relatives know.

Apart from keeping silence for the specified time, it was made clear that nothing was compulsory. We were invited to join the monks in their daily prayer schedule starting at 6.20am every morning and Fr Gabriel, the youngest of the monks, gave us 6 sessions and made himself available to anyone who wanted to chat.

We made use of the beautiful and well-kept grounds, the Quiet Garden and the church which was open 24/7.

It was an opportunity to waste time with God and was both peaceful and blessed.