January 29


07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Event Category:

Ecumenical encounter, Film, Spirituality


Chapel for Europe


Chapel for Europe

Rue Van maerlant,22-24

Brussels, Belgium, 1040

In the framework of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, we would like to invite you to the screening of this film a project of the Ecumenical Forum of European Christian Women


From the 8 – 21 August 2015, fifty women between 19 and 73 years moved into the vast monastery building in Mariensee, Germany, to create the first ever European ecumenical ‘Pop Up Monastery‘ and to share the life with the women who live there in community. The participants were from 17 European countries, and from various Christian denominations: Orthodox and Quakers, Methodists, Protestants, Catholics and spiritual seekers. A rhythm of prayer, silence, tasks and workshops structured the day, but there was also room for celebration and exchange. Women were given the opportunity to seek time out of their busy lives and to meet women from all generations, denominations and cultural backgrounds.

This project was five years in the making, and the film ‘Gardens of Eve’ follows the women leading the project, as well as participants, as they uncover what it means to have faith, to live in community, to be searching, and to support one another on our journeys.

After the film, reflexion and discussion led by:

Sister Julian, a member of Holy Trinity Church of England in Brussels, an advocate for peace who works in education and is interested in inter-religious dialogue.


Watch the trailer: