The spiritual centre
La Ferme is a spiritual centre located in the village of Trosly-Breuil, near Compiègne, in the region of L’Oise (Find La Ferme on a map). Well renovated, this old Picardy farmhouse offers a setting conducive to meditation and prayer: you will find a large chapel in the heart of a cloister, an oratory offering daily adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, a meditation room as well as a library with an interesting collection of books, particularly on theology, philosophy and spirituality.
La Ferme is a place of welcome and rest with 26 rooms (38 beds) in several buildings, as well as a shared kitchen, a few dining rooms of different sizes, a conference room taking up to 35 people, and several meeting rooms. The setting makes for a calm and rejuvenating ambiance: the large garden, the presence of the three hens – Bianca, Ivona and Bécassine – as well as the closeness of the forest of Compiègne means that the natural world is woven into our life, in harmony with our ecological commitment.
La Ferme is a place with a friendly atmosphere, which offers people an authentic experience of encounter. The retreats and sessions are always great opportunities for sharing and discovering others. People coming for individual retreats can share meals with the community and, in this way, experience the community life that is part and parcel of L’Arche’s spirituality.