Come and draw from the well

Spiritual center operated by the religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

1 day

Are you spending a short time in France and hoping for a day in Joigny?
The Centre offers one-day breaks to recharge your spiritual batteries; you can stand back from your situation, and pray in an atmosphere of silence.

A Spiritual Break

If you choose a self-directed spiritual break, you have plenty of time to enjoy the house and its surroundings in whatever way you like. If you wish, you may ask to meet a sister of the community for companioning, or simply to talk.
If you prefer a guided spiritual break, several themes are offered according to the liturgical season. But at any time of year, you may come for contemplation based on the spirituality of the Sacred Heart, the vineyards and John’s Gospel…If you wish, you can be given guidelines for your personal prayer, and may be offered spiritual companioning.
In both cases, you will be able to share morning prayer with the community.

A Pilgrimage “in Sophie’s footsteps”

Welcome to the house where she was born!
For one day, your programme will vary according to the season and to your expectations.
The sisters of the community will be delighted to show you round the house. Seeing these places, and spending time in them, gives you greater familiarity with Sophie.
According to the time at your disposal, you may also pray in her room, or contemplate her beautiful embroidery, which already suggests the spirituality of the Sacred Heart. You may discover, too, the vineyards where she helped with the grape-harvest, or you could pay a visit to the town.