To discover and make known the love of the Heart of Christ is the gift we have been entrusted with as rscj. Over the years we have done this in a variety of ways through the work of education.
As an educator this means for me personally, to help to draw out the full human and Christian potential of each person. For some years I enjoyed doing this through teaching in our boarding schools. I then moved on to work with adults as a Counsellor and Therapist and found that the reflective process of listening to the stories of those who came to me often enabled each person to grow in freedom.
As each person grew in self-knowledge and understanding they were often able to let go of their pain and some of their less free ways of relating and become more fully the person they were created to be. Three years ago I took a sideways step and let God into the relationship more overtly. There were now 3 of us in the room! I began accompanying people on their Spiritual journeys at our small Retreat Centre in Brecon. This marked a shift in my own personal journey as I began to walk with God and those others and share their experience of the presence and absence of God in their lives in a more overt way than I had done before.
The privilege of accompanying others is a very enriching gift, I feel I invariably gain more than I give. The silence and the nature here at Llannerchwen offers the potential for personal growth and development as do the very varied jobs involved in running a small Retreat Centre. In using my body, mind and spirit in the work I do here, I find I am a more balanced and whole person.
Steph Romaine rscj