The day began with Brigid creating a beautiful prayer on the theme of the traveller. This prayer was particularly suited to the ceremony of the renewal of annual vows for the Brothers from Sierra Leone: Alysious, Emmo, Konkoro and Scott.
After the prayer, the Brothers were invited to draw an image that would reflect their journey through the OP. They shared these images and then spent some time reflecting on the theme of ‘Passing Over’.
Each one was invited to share what their hopes were for their future once the Advanced Skills Training programme was completed. This honest sharing led to a reflection on the time of transition where there is an element of loss and letting go, followed by the neutral zone where things are not that clear, until finally people arrive at a new beginning.