Tuesday, 19 June 2018

This week we welcome Bishop Karen Gorham.

She will be helping us to "Step Back" and will offer those with busy lives the chance to nourish the soul, and be resourced and refreshed spiritually.  It will include time for personal space as well as input and group discussions facilitated by Bishop Karen Gorham (Diocese of Salisbury).


Sunday, 13 May 2018

Looking foward to 2018 & Welcoming Angela Ashwin

It feels like it's been a long Winter and not very much Spring! Like the rest of Northern Europe we have had quite an unusual last 6 months in terms of weather. Thankfully the rain came - and in abundance. This means that the reservoir at the bottom of the mountain is nearly full, and the water resources here in Spain are replenished. It also means that the countryside is looking very green, and the flowers in the mountains are spectacular this year.

We have been busy in the last couple of weeks preparing the house, and trying to get gardens under control, as it warms up everything seems to be growing, almost as you look at it.

We are especially looking forward to this year, as we host our last season of retreats here at the house, welcoming new guests, and also many that have joined us before.

If you are coming this year, we are really looking forward to seeing you soon.

greetings from the mountains

Guy and Dani

This week we are looking forward to welcoming Angela Ashwin for her retreat on:-

Risk, Discovery and Freedom: Insights from the Desert Fathers and Mothers.

Drawing on teachings and anecdotes from some of the colourful characters who went into the deserts of Egypt, Palestine and Syria from the 4th century, this retreat will be a chance to reflect on our own 'desert' or 'wilderness' experiences. While the Desert Fathers and Mothers practised extreme austerity and could come across as eccentric or abrupt, they were also good hosts and wise guides, and we will explore ways in which their freedom of spirit and self-abandonment to God can encourage us now in our discipleship and daily lives.

Friday, 2 February 2018

Los Olivos featured in the Church Times - 26/1/18

We were pleased to see Los Olivos featured in the Church Times as part of the "Travel and Retreats" supplement for 2018.