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A Journey in the Darkest of Times from Chaos to Beauty: A study weekend on the life and writings of Etty Hillesum

This weekend will explore the story of this young Dutch Jew who kept a diary in the darkest days of the war, and whose journey of faith took her from a chaotic childhood to being someone who was an inspiration to others in the transit camp where all the Dutch Jews were sent on their way to Auschwitz. Though she died seventy years ago, she is, in many ways, a strangely contemporary figure – a woman for our own troubled times.

Led by: Revd Patrick Woodhouse

Please arrive by 6pm on Friday. Course ends with lunch on Sunday.

This weekend will explore the story of this young Dutch Jew who kept a diary in the darkest days of the war, and whose journey of faith took her from a chaotic childhood to being someone who was an inspiration to others in the transit camp where all the Dutch Jews were sent on their way to Auschwitz. Though she died seventy years ago, she is, in many ways, a strangely contemporary figure – a woman for our own troubled times.

As we reflect on her remarkable story, the weekend will offer the time and opportunity to reflect on our own stories and journeys of faith, in the context of our very different time.

Revd Patrick Woodhouse was, until his retirement in October 2012, a Canon of Wells Cathedral. He is the author of ‘Beyond Words’, an introduction and guide for a contemplative way of Prayer; ‘With You is the Well of Life’, a collection of prayers for public and private use; and ‘Etty Hillesum, a Life Transformed’ (Continuum 2009). 

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Special offers:

Multi-purchase: If you book three or more residential courses all at once, Ammerdown will give you 5% discount on the total fees (N.B. this 5% discount does not apply when a bursary has already been agreed)

Extend your stay: Subject to availability, you are welcome to extend your stay before or after your course. If you choose to do so, Ammerdown will give you a 5% discount on our standard ‘Private Stays’ rates: please contact the centre to arrange this.