Br Torsten and Br Tiago spent the last week on retreat. Many who come to Aylesford comment on its peace and beauty but living here is a different reality. For us to experience that peace and beauty it is good to go to a place that is unfamiliar. Torsten and Tiago went with Fr Damian for a directed retreat with a different format to the rhythm of life here at Aylesford. Each friar, whilst they were away lived in a Poustinia.
|Inside the Poustinia|
So we each entered into a different and more solitary rhythm of life for five days. The day was punctuated with prayer together and the celebration of the Eucharist but apart from that each was left with their own thoughts. It was a good week, living deliberately in the presence of God and his creation.