Joy floods my being when I am able to share the beauty and love of God embodied in the Chartres Cathedral with others! Spending a week accompanying 21 retreatants as they used silence, prayer, Scripture study, the cathedral context, and the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises was a great privilege. This was Faith, Hope and Love Global Ministries‘ third collaboration with the Communauté de Chemin Neuf, a Catholic order that emphasizes the importance of serving God, following Jesus, being sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s leading, and working ecumenically. If you speak French, join us next year from April 27-May 4, 2014 in Chartres. Days are full of time alone in Scripture study, praying in the cathedral using the images, sculptures and architecture that relate to the biblical theme of the day, teaching on Ignatian spirituality, communal worship, spiritual accompaniment, and special experiences designed to support spiritual development.