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Lent with Thomas Merton - 1

Thomas Merton was a hermit at the Trappist Monastery of Gethesamani in Kentucky. His autobiography The Seven Story  Mountain is one of the best tales of God getting hold of a man and that man’s true conversion. 289 more words


The Hermits of Camaldoli

The hermits of Camaldoli were founded by St Romuald–a Benedictine monk– in the mountains of central Italy in 1012.

It is the home base of the Camaldolese Monastic order. 78 more words


The Door: The Hermit

Part One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten

The mountains were not too steep to climb, even in fuzzy slippers. 394 more words


Holy wells and healing springs of North Wales - St. Beuno's Well, Tremeirchion

This year the monthly theme is wells of North Wales. This is a region rich in holy and healing springs – so much that it would take many years to discover or rather re-discover them all – as has done my fellow holy well researcher over at Wellhopper.com – please visit and follow his blog its excellent! 1,676 more words

Holy Well Blog

Is there a Sir John’s Well at Upchurch, Kent?

In 2015 I finally got around to publishing my Holy Wells and Healing Springs of Kent which includes over 200 sites (an overview blog post will appear soon). 684 more words

Holy Well Blog

The Old Capital 

A master potter sent his son to the old capital, both as a reward for his growing skill with ceramics and his good behaviour and also to test his true character. 743 more words

Wandering in the Desert

Since my last post, I’ve finished up reading the section on early Celtic Spirituality. The reflection questions sort of wrapped up the history and theology, but the section also contained the text of two… 812 more words