Join our residential new monastic community in Leicester for a year of personal formation.
Our year of formation has three core elements: Study, Community Life, and the Spiritual Journey.
Our curriculum aims to equip members to…
… grow through personal development tools (Myers Briggs & Enneagram)
… dialogue with new and old monastic practitioners
… apply Scripture & theology to their everyday, ordinary life
Myers-Briggs has helped me understand why I react to situations in certain ways – Novice, Isaac
I have learned from our monastic friends that it’s important to remind myself why I’ve said ‘yes’ to God – Sophie
Living together in community provides a fertile space to…
…practice the art of listening and become a reconciler
…learn to discern God’s presence in the everyday
…to discover and develop personal gifting
I have learned that purposeful, active listening is the best way to build community – Novice, Allison
Prayer walking has heightened my awareness of God’s presence in the people and places around me – Novice, Isaac
We give significant space and time to…
…explore and deepen contemplative prayer practices
…allow vulnerability to be transformative
…discern God’s desire for our lives
I have been encouraged to try different forms of prayer. It’s great to be in a place where you’re reminded and encouraged to pray, and where you are inspired by how others do it – Novice, Sophie
The opportunity to be around others called to serve God has helped me to further discern my own calling – Novice, Allison
You may choose to integrate your formation year with an academic course of study, with a church internship or with part time work. Get in touch to find out what options could work for you.
Join us from 1st September 2020 to end of June 2021.
To find out more read our ‘is it for me?’ document (below)