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A women's prison meditation group contributes and feels part of Bonnevaux

Judi Taylor (from Sydney) has been meditating for many years with a group of inmates at Silverwater Women’s Correctional Centre. When she went for the first meditation of 2017, she received $100 from the chaplain, Margaret, with this note:

"When Fr Laurence asked each group worldwide to contribute to a scholarship fund for the new WCCM home in France, the group that meets here wanted to express our gratitude and be part of this initiative. Christian meditation has been a group prayer in Silverwater Women’s Correctional Centre each week on a Thursday for 20 years. Over the past two years, we have meditated on Sunday as well. Many women have come and gone but each tells their own story how this prayer has helped them to let go and let God particularly under difficult circumstances. Many doctors and nurses have commented on the difference these group meetings have made to a particular person. When an inmate leaves I give them a bookmark with how to meditate to help them continue on their own.
We are grateful for the support we have from Judi, Fr Laurence and Pauline Peters."

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RICHARD ROHR OFM (Founder of Center for Action and Contemplation)

I fully congratulate the World Community for embarking on the project of this new center for its whole community and for all who are seeking depth and peace. It is a truly beautiful place and I am sure it will communicate the beauty of the peace of contemplation. Having an ancient monastic origin adds another dimension to the spirit of the place. Talking with you I know that all contemplatives will feel welcome here and I hope all friends of WCCM can fully support this great venture.
... of our goal for Phase 1 was reached on 15 January 2017
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