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Reflection on Narrow Beginnings

Do not be daunted immediately by fear and run from the road that leads to salvation.  It is bound to be narrow at the outset (

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Contemplative Prayer

Reflection on Kainos

So then, if anyone is in Christ, that person is part of the new creation.  The old things have gone away, and look, new things have arrived! 

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Contemplative Prayer

Reflection on Stillness and Waiting

My soul truly is still, and ‘waits for’ God: from ‘whom comes’ my deliverance. (Psalm 62:1, The New Zealand Prayer Book, p.256).

In our contemporary world of high speed internet, automatic teller machines and microwave ovens: the notion of remaining still and waiting seems like ancient history.

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Reflection on Taste and See

Taste and see how gracious the Lord is: happy are those who find refuge in the Most High (Psalm 34:8. The New Zealand Prayer Book, p.234)

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Contemplative Prayer

What is the Benedictine Rule?

In the early centuries of Christianity, those who wanted to concentrate on the spiritual life tended to go to remote places such as deserts, wild coasts or mountains, to live as hermits. 840 more words

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Monks and friars and how to tell them apart

I used to work in an area of London called Blackfriars. It took its name from the monks of the priory built there in 1276. The Black Friars were Dominicans and wore black habits. 804 more words

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What is the Rule of St. Benedict, and Why Would it Interest Me?

Written By Jon M. Sweeney

 

Perhaps you’ve heard of it, or him.

Meet St. Benedict of Nursia. A simple Italian monk of the sixth century. More than 1500 years ago he composed his now famous Rule for monastic life. 1,259 more words

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