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Monthly Archive for November, 2013

I’ve been ill the last few days, and starting to find my rhythm again. The Daily Office, or Praying the Hours is my anchor in this.  These times set apart to God are the stalwart stones around which the rest of my life flows. The nature of how I spend these times has altered over […]

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So, you want to be a Monk? It is with great pleasure that, by the grace of God,  I introduce a new online monastic community, the Monks of Viriditas. Check the links above and drop-down menu in the tabs at the top of this page to find out all about it!

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It’s no secret that the Celtic Christian worldview is a joy to me.  I have by no means fully integrated it as my own, but I get a little nearer every day.  I believe it could be a blessing to many others as well.  This worldview is inclusive and can be embraced by Christians from […]

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  More basic contemplation resources are Centering Prayer and some tools from Ignatian Spirituality.  A brief description of each is below, but clicking the links above will get you more infomation.

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Having been over two years on a contemplative path, there are certain resources I would strongly recommend to others who want to learn to seek our Creator in silence. Above all, remember that the purpose of spending time in contemplation or meditation is not about perfecting any given technique, but is to set time aside […]

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Meditation and contemplation are extremely counter-culture (often even counter-church culture) activities requiring persistence over time to become adept, but yield great rewards. One monk described it as ‘wasting time with God’. Protestant evangelicals can have a particularly difficult time giving themselves permission to be still before the Lord. But what can be more important than […]

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