La Ferme

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is a spiritual centre
which is part of L’Arche,
and open to everyone.

is a place of meeting,
for prayer and renewal.

Upcoming sessions and retreats

English Online Retreat
dim. 04 déc. 2022 - sam. 10 déc. 2022

Called to Walk on Water - Advent Edition

English Online Retreat for Advent Time, with George Durner

The community

The community of La Ferme is made up of a dozen lay people, single and married, with and without a disability, who share a life of prayer and a common daily life

What we do

At La Ferme, we welcome formations for assistants and members of L’Arche, sessions open to everyone, whether individuals or groups. We also run sessions on-line. Some of our session are in English.

The Spiritual Centre

Located in the village of Trosly-Breuil, in the region of Oise, at the heart of the forest of Compiègne, our spiritual centre is situated in renovated traditional farm buildings.

Staying at La Ferme

You are welcome to come to La Ferme for a vist adapted to your individual needs. During your stay, depending on your wishes and needs, you can participat in the life of the community.

Inner Life

is a letter from La Ferme. It is a monthly meditation. Each month, we ask a different contributor to respond to one of the following questions:
• “What nourishes your inner life?”
• “Can you tell us about an encounter that transformed you?”

Triumph at the back of the pack

Triumph at the back of the pack

November 2022 – When he had to run a 23 km trail, Christian Petiteau, community leader of L’Arche Le Sénévé in France, made a poor performance on a sport’s level, but an amazing travel “in the landscapes of our humanity”

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Like swallows on the wing

Like swallows on the wing

October 2022 – Deputy Leader for the region of Hauts-de-France / Normandie within L’Arche in France, Elisabeth Laurent remembers an encounter that transformed her : the one she made when she met Claudine Didou, in the 90s, at L’Arche Les Sapins.

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On the track of the Snow Panther

On the track of the Snow Panther

September 2022 – A great friend of La Ferme, an Irishman, a catholic priest, Phil Kearney contributes here with a reflexion he wrote after seeing a beautiful documentary called ‘The Snow Panther’. It is the story of an encounter, a special one indeed.

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