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Guest Comments about their stay at San Damiano, Metheringham

October 2015: What a wonderful place and people. I feel relaxed and revived. I’ve had lovely company and delicious food.  It is more than I could have asked for and will be returning to this special ‘little gem’ of a place. Thank you for opening your home and your lives. VC

2015: Calm, Peace,Sharing. Sincere thanks for your generous hospitality. JL

2015: Thanks once again for this place of calm, peace and sanctuary.  I feel blessed to have this chance to pause, reflect and pray and just be me in this space. Thanks for all your friendship, kindness, hospitality and prayers. SR

2015: …The kindness, gentleness and patience of the sisters has allowed me to slow down and refocus on God in all the beauty of his creation. JH

2014: Thank you for your wonderful hospitality and space to be with God. This has been a wonderful time of refreshment of spirit, mind and body: much needed. Thank you for the safe holding place and gentle guidance for my explorations with God.

2014: This is a meeting place with love in its many forms in much evidence. I met warmth, clarity, listening, compassion and willingness to allow what is real to be revealed. CB

2014: Refreshed by a much needed retreat. This is such a wonderful place to listen to God. RH

2014: The structure of the day and the comforts of the guest room have given me invaluable space and quiet. CM

2014: Thank you for the chance to swith off for a while; walk, paint and meet delightful people.  I needed a different space for a while and this lovely room gave me just that. Thank you for good food, good company and the routine of daily prayer. C

2014: Thank you for all the ways you have welcomed and looked after me. So many treats, warmth, good food, prayer and worship, silence, company, indiviudal guidance, the first aconites and snowdrops in the garden as the first signs of spring. SS

2013: Thank you for the memorable 24 hour stay in your lovely decorated and very comfortable guest room. I am rested and revivied in body, mind and spirit for the Advent and Christmas activities ahead. TP

2013: Thank you for sharing your space with me. I have come towards the end of my sabbatical and give thanks for your gentle guidance, for the gifts I have received from God to take back into my life and ministry. CK

2013: Thank you for your warm and generous hospitality. This has truly been a safe haven and I leave refreshed and renewed for the journey ahead. May God give you his continued blessing on your life and ministry. LC

2013: Ahh! Space and quiet and friendly faces – just what I needed. Thank you for the delicious warming food. I take away photos of a rainbow over the railway station and of glorious sunsets through the trees, memories of frosted fields and hedgerows and the excited twitter of sparrows. AA

2012: Thank you for your warm hospitality – I have really appreciated both the quiet solitary times in this comfortable room and shared mealtimes. Being part of your rhythms of prayer times even for such a short time, has been a great blessing. AB

2012: Peaceful surroundings and warm hospitality – thank you sisters for welcoming me here. Had time to reflect and anchor for a while. SW

2011: Thank you for your warm hospitality and friendly, undemanding companionship. I have loved the quiet and the peace and joining you for prayer and the Eucharist. HM

2011: Thank you for your warm welcome and hospitality and holding during the last few days. The quiet and stillness of your home is much appreciated. I return physically and spiritually refreshed – thank you for making this possible. MS

2011: This is a wonderful sanctuary, a place for all God-honouring occupation, from the ‘activity’ of study and reflection and relaxing in Him. Thank you for making this possible, for your hospitality and friendship. AB