By Jennifer Kerr Graves,Kathi Bentall
"In the midst of our busy, challenging, and pragmatic global, a brand new wind is blowing. This wind of the Spirit is hauntingly invitational. It invitations us to return away, to be nonetheless, to be contemplative, to be inwardly revitalized. Jennifer Graves winsomely tells the tale of 2 such areas on Bowen Island--Rivendell and the Hermitages. during this tale might you listen the invitation of the Spirit."
--Charles Ringma, Theologian; Franciscan Tertiary; writer, Of Martyrs, priests and Mystics
"Rivendell is a tranquil, non secular, attractive retreat middle made certain through the volunteer group who makes it available to someone looking a spot of transcendence and intimacy with the Divine. This booklet not just tells the tale, yet explains how the volunteer neighborhood capabilities so effectively in establishing house to retreat attendees, hence inviting others to stick with the trail they've got created over the past fifteen years."
--Irene Alexander, religious Director; Formator, Brisbane, Australia
"Rivendell conjures up a eager for leisure, peace, and therapeutic. during this own mirrored image, Graves tells the tale of 1 such Rivendell in our global. This Rivendell grew from a transparent imaginative and prescient of spirituality rooted within the gospel of Jesus Christ. and since its roots are deep within the gospel, the belief of this imaginative and prescient bargains an area and a spaciousness within which leisure, peace, and therapeutic occur."
--Jonathan R. Wilson, writer
"Rooted within the contemplative culture, [Graves] brings to those pages the religious integrity and perform that's the lifeblood of Rivendell, and the reassurance that its nurturing presence can be the following for plenty of generations to return. What a blessing!"
--Tim Scorer, Board Member, Rivendell Retreat
Jennifer Kerr Graves is cofounder of the Rivendell Hermitage on Bowen Island, BC, and present Chair of the Rivendell Society Board.
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