In February and March 2021, we will be piloting a new kind of offering through the School for Monastic Living. Once a week for eight weeks, we will be inviting people to gather around the theme of ‘Exile and Empire’ – a topic that is sure to resonate with many people in these disconcerting days.Continue reading “‘Exile and Empire’ – an upcoming learning opportunity in February 2021”
- If you have not already said the Liturgy of the Christ Child at midnight, and have chosen to set your alarm before dawn instead, you could say it now.
- Light a candle and walk around your home, taking light into every corner of your dwelling
In this Leadership Reflection, from the sitting room at Nether Springs, Catherine Askew adds the ‘Crown and Cross’ to the Jesse Tree and reflects on how this applies to Jesus… and us.
A Solitary Christmas Eve
Today we anticipate the coming of Christ, made vulnerable in the world. We are invited to listen carefully, through the stillness; to watch and pray; to await His cry…
We would encourage you to continue to follow the daily prayer rhythms – Morning Prayer, Midday, Evening Prayer and Compline (which can be found in our ‘Other Resources’ section on page 2), as well as including the seasonall liturgies below and the other activities that you have planned for your structured, intentional time alone.Continue reading “A Solitary Christmas Retreat – Christmas Eve”
O Immanuel – an antiphon reading for 23rd December
Today we come to the final antiphon of advent – a call to adoration of God through a name of God, which is Immanuel, God with us. As we participate from our alone, from our cell, we hold the gift of Community and embrace our ALONENESS together.
There is a suggested pattern for today included in the ‘Other Resources’ section on Page 2.
O Immanuel, You are our King and judge, the One whom the peoples await, and their Saviour. O come and save us, Lord, our God.Continue reading “A Solitary Christmas Retreat – Day 7”