by Guillaume de Laage, Heart’s Home Seminarian
It has now been more than two months since our group of volunteers and consecrated members of Heart’s Home has joined the ICCC community to take part in the progress of the construction work as well as in the community’s spirit and gaze. Week after week, carpentry, plumbing, sinks, drains, walls, roof, windows and electricity became an integral part of our daily schedule as much as methaphysics, reality, being, causes, Mariology and consciousness!
This winter has been witness to the birth of a new building: a Game Room, whose purpose is to welcome groups of people for a day of meeting, retreat, etc. and also to offer to all those who would visit the ICCC a place for relaxation and entertainment. Great has been the joy of these “constructors” to see each day the building take shape and eventually become the place where their metaphysical morning studies became concrete; indeed, nothing is better than contemplating the “resistance of the material” in a plank siding which is crooked!
Also, this year, a young volunteer from Czech Republic has put his earthwork skills into cleaning up a part of the property. Indeed the work carried out during the past few years channeled water, causing a part of the forest to be flooded. Now, the problem has been fixed as evacuation of water is allowed by a piping system and stream.
One more building is complete at the ICCC! And together with it, there came laughter, joy and beauty, studies and fatigue, all of which allowed us to experience a new kind of humanity!