Month: October 2014

  This series of Morning Bell become as saints marks the festival of All Saints. In this season we honour those widely recognised as great saints of the Jesus tradition. Equally importantly we remember all those who have sought to follow the Christ in the past and all who continue to do so now – […]

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  REFLECTION: ‘Bold shapes, sweeping lines, strong colours. I love the art of my sometime-collaborator Alison Berrett. Her work energizes me, the story she paints is full of hope and makes me feel that I can do pretty much anything, however tough, improbable or even impossible the future task might seem. One of the core practices for […]

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  REFLECTION: ‘We seem to be in thrall to the destructive twin powers of shame and blame. Whatever the mistake, crisis or disaster, our desire to find someone to scapegoat seems to be very strong at this time. I sense that this is often a search for someone or something onto whom we can transfer […]

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  REFLECTION: ‘The opening, the taking, the tapping, the bringing up, the lighting, the drawing in, the breathing out, the watching, and the letting go. There’s a contemplative in everyone. And for this young and unknowing contemplative, the reassuring clunk and smell of the zippo further heightened the experience. I’m not advocating that we should […]

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  This new series of Morning Bell is a journey into prayer and the spiritual life with St Teresa of Avila (1515-1582), founder of the Discalced Carmelites, whose life we celebrate each October 15. The sayings in the series are taken from her own account of her story: the Life of Teresa of Jesus. We are […]

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  REFLECTION: ‘Words can change worlds. In just a few printed shapes, in a few uttered sounds, and in the pregnant spaces between them, new possibilities emerge. Lectio Divina is a way of receiving the text so that it is not so much about information but formation. It’s not so much about shaping our ideas and […]

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