Shabbat candles, a kiddush cup, and (not showing) wine and bread -- all the elements for welcoming the Jewish Sabbath -- right here today at the Protestant monastery in Switzerland!
On Fridays the volunteers (all two of us, meanwhile) eat lunch with our volunteer coordinator sisters.
Today we made it into an early Kabbalat Shabbat with the main blessings which I recited in Hebrew.
After our nice meal together the room had to be vacated so Sr. R. took the lit candles to another of the beautiful Grandchamp buildings.
One of the two flames kept on burning despite a drizzle and a cold breeze! -- The spirit of the Community of Grandchamp, I'd say.