La Ferme

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Pray with us

Deepen your faith

Share your spiritual journey

Our missionOur sessions


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. 16 oct. 2022 - ven. 21 oct. 2022

Did Not Our Hearts Burn Within Us?

English Online Retreat with Hazel Bradley and Tony Gibbings

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?”

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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The story of a caramel square

The story of a caramel square

July 2022 – A great friend of La Ferme, member of our board of directors, Curt Armstrong is american. Curt recalls an encounter that changed him, one that took place more than 40 years ago. There’s also a caramel square involved.

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A Christmas Conversation

A Christmas Conversation

June 2022 – A computer scientist and a filmmaker, Fabio Bertagnin is also a consecrated layman and a member of the Focolare Movement.
Fabio remembers here about a conversation he once had, on a Christmas evening, with a Muslim friend.

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