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A place to practice hope and faith

On the rocky road, a few passengers step by along with a goat, a few cats, and a few dogs. A child is walking a goat as you might usually see a kid walking a dog. The horse wagon is a useful way of transport for whatever needs transporting. The village of Darda is full…

By Janneke August 2, 2019 1

A snapshot of our life

We might have moved to the Netherlands, but I just would love to give you a little snapshot about our life. Many things will change, but Jelle will continue in the coming year to teach and visit Osijek every two months. I take you along. What did you actually do in Osijek? The main focus…

By Janneke July 27, 2019 0

Stay With Me

Here are a few reflections on the latest small silent retreat in Hungary, as some of you asked so kindly how it went: The rain poured down, two days in a row. It was cold outside, but cosy inside. A little heater can make a difference!   Why would it be me, I wondered, to…

By Janneke May 17, 2019 0

Four things we’ve learned from our dog Vanda

If there is only one thing what we have learned in living in Croatia, than it is the force to accept the vulnerability and brokenness and embrace it. Brokenness in buildings, in people’s lives, in relations, and in many other aspects. One example of that brokenness was also visible in our dear dog: Vanda. We…

By Janneke May 2, 2019 2

Choosing peace

While preparing for this weekend’s silent retreat in Hungary, I came across this piece of art with the title: Choosing peace. It is not only the harmonious art that I love, it is also the freedom that we have to choose. Sister Wendy Beckett writes: “An acceptance of the vulnerability on which peace is based,…

By Janneke April 23, 2019 1

Ash Wednesday Explained

Dear all, Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. But what does that actually mean? And why should we mark this day? I found this article very insightful and am happy to share it.   What is Lent? The word ‘Lent’ comes from the old Saxon name for the month of ‘March’ and came…

By Janneke March 6, 2019 0

Welcome to the plains of Hungary!

Silence in Hungary: 26–29 April 2019 Stay with Me A quiet time between Easter and Pentecost. You are warmly invited for a weekend women’s retreat where silence, chapel moments, local food, and fellowship are all coming together on the plains of Hungary. These days, we will focus on the time between Easter and Pentecost and…

By Janneke February 13, 2019 0