This week Catherine Askew explores how God’s love can be both limitless and intimate through the push and pull of zooming both outwards and inwards.
A special blessing from the leadership of the Northumbria Community for such a time as this.
When you no longer know how to be,
may the Father take you on your deeper journey.
When you no longer know what to do,
may the Spirit reveal to you your fitting task.
When all feels lost or foreign
may you know your home in Christ.
On the path that is before you,
may you have companions for the journey,
may you find Christ in the stranger
and may you know the love and blessing of God.
Filmed and recorded on location, in ‘lockdown’, in Evesham, Alnwick and Beaurepaire Priory, Durham in May 2020.
You can find a copy of the music here.
The work of the cell is important for the monastic life. In this week’s reflection, Catherine Askew encourages us to step into our cell to recognise and confront the monsters that might just be popping up more visibly in us during this time of ‘lockdown’…
To download a transcript of this talk, please click below.
Written by Trevor Miller
So, how do we go to the cell?
Here are some practical pointers which have emerged over the years as we have continued to explore the heart of monastic spirituality.
Continue reading “Gather Round a Treasure: ‘Go to your cell and your cell will teach you everything’ – Part Two”
Listen to Catherine Askew reading this teaching aloud HERE
Catherine Askew explores the idea of becoming ‘deepened’ and how it might enable us to make more meaningful connections with one another. This is part of a series of weekly reflections offered by the Leadership of the Northumbria Community.