Preparing to lean on the heartbeat of God

Catherine Askew reflects on a key teaching: ‘Those who lean on Jesus’ breast hear the heartbeat of God.’ We are invited to pause, as we prepare our hearts for breaking bread together.

Following this reflection, you might also like to join in with ‘A Celtic Communion’, filmed with Catherine and Pete Askew in the Lean-to Chapel at our Mother House – Nether Springs, near Felton, Northumberland.

We have people from many streams in the Northumbria Community; please be free to respond to the bread and wine bit from home in the way that has the most meaning and integrity for you.

You may find it helpful to follow along with the liturgy found in Celtic Daily Prayer Book Two: Farther Up and Farther starting on page 973.

A booklet containing all of our Communion Liturgies can be found here:…

2 Replies to “Preparing to lean on the heartbeat of God”

  1. I am quiet and enormously enriched by this whole offering, especially as I had earlier watch acting out of who we are. Your message had power, authenticity more so coming from a real sense of vulnerability.

    Thank you so much, I can’t quite put into words how much this has touched and refreshed me today, but its true.

  2. Thank you soo much catherine…am just catching up with the wonders n mysteries of technology…much appreciated and much to reflect on ….god bless and keep you close to his breast….xxx annie

    On Sat, 27 Jun 2020, 10:30 School for Monastic Living @ The Northumbria Community, wrote:

    > monasticliving posted: ” In this leadership reflection, Catherine Askew > considers how the Northumbria Community’s Rule of Life can help us to ‘act > out of who we are’, with integrity, during these dCatherine Askew reflects > on a key teaching: ‘Those who lean on Jesus’ breast hear ” >

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