Anglican Religious Life 2018 19

Author: Peta Dunstan
Publisher: Canterbury Press Norwich
ISBN: 9781848259621
Format: PDF
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Anglican Religious Life is an international directory of religious communities throughout the Anglican Communion. Now in its 11th edition, it offers a complete directory of Anglican communities worldwide, plus information on new monastic movements and the many groups of companions and associates attached to traditional religious communities.

A Life Giving Way

Author: Esther De Waal
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826490902
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Is it surprising that a sixth-century monastic text, the Rule of St Benedict, should be a guide for lay Christians living in today's world? In fact the questions which St Benedict had to face are still questions which face us today: How do I live with others? With the world? With myself? With God? How do I bring balance into my life? St Benedict speaks to the heart, and this commentary approaches the Rule in a prayerful and reflective way. It will help many people who today are seeking a contemplative centre in a busy life. St Benedict's writing is steeped in scripture. In the Middle Ages his rule was seen as a digest of the Bible. It therefore crosses the divides of the church and speaks to Christians of all denominations.

Companions of Christ

Author: Margaret Silf
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802829429
Format: PDF
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Are you bogged down in your spiritual journey? Does church seem to hinder more than it helps? Here is a welcoming and realistic guide for all who may be feeling spiritually jaded. Whatever your circumstances, Companions of Christ will show you how to embark on a journey of the heart, starting wherever you happen to be and no matter how unfit for the journey you may feel. In Companions of Christ popular British writer Margaret Silf unearths the gold mine of spiritual wisdom to be found in the legacy of Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuits. Ignatian spirituality sets out an engagingly down-to-earth vision of connecting with God in everyday life. Neither a recipe for a privatized spiritual life nor an agenda imposed by someone else, the Ignatian vision is centered on companionship, which means literally to "share bread" with another. It latches onto God's presence in stories, in other people, in the created universe, and even in God's apparent absence. Perfect for those whose faith in God or patience with the church is flagging, Companions of Christ contains very practical teaching on great Ignatian themes -- imaginative scriptural meditation, spiritual discernment, and honest prayer. Incorporating helpful spiritual exercises throughout, Silf shows both tentative and seasoned believers how to keep faith despite the odds.

Living With Contradiction

Author: Esther de Waal
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0819224987
Format: PDF, Mobi
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These simple and inviting reflections on the Rule of St. Benedict take as their starting point our search for wholeness in a world that is fragmented and increasingly polarized. Many people today struggle to balance the demands of professional and personal lives, and find little satisfaction or peacefulness in either. Yet the ancient wisdom of St. Benedict offers a clear and helpful pathway that leads directly to healing, transformation and new life. Written in de Waal's inimitable style, this book is for old friends of the Rule of St. Benedict and novices alike. Holding up segments of the Rule, de Waal's meditations on Benedict's words illuminate the wisdom of the Rule not only for those of Benedict's time, but for all of us today as well.

Oneness

Author: Stephen Platten
Publisher: SCM Press
ISBN: 0334055326
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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“Oneness” considers the role small-group monastic life plays within the life of the contemporary church. Using a focus on the life, practice and history of the Shepherds Law community as a starting point, the book broadens the discussion to consider the how such communities negotiate the boundary between the solitary life and life within their community. Contributions include: Sarah Foot on Northumbria’s long tradition Peta Dunstan on Monasticism in the 19th century Andrew Louth on the Skete George Guiver on the monastic sacrament in life, liturgy, saints and buildings Dom Xavier Perrin on Gregorian chant and monastic life Christopher Irvine and Ralph Pattison on the buildings of Shepherds Law in their context With an afterword by Rowan Williams

Running Over Rocks

Author: Ian Adams
Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
ISBN: 1848251688
Format: PDF
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Arising out of many years of giving workshops and retreats on the theme, Ian Adams explores simple spiritual practices that will enable us to live with imagination, adventure and generosity and to keep our balance in life, even when things threaten to overwhelm us. Running Over Rocks offers a series of 25 down-to-earth spiritual strategies for everyday living that can help us not just to cope, but to see the difficulties that might otherwise derail us as fresh opportunities to let the God of the unexpected come in and transform us. Ian Adams draws on the life-changing possibilities of the Parables of Jesus and the Beatitudes which upend our usual theories of success and well being. The wisdom and work of monastics and contemplatives, activists and artists, and all who are trying to reshape the world for good today are generously shared here.

30 Day Man Cleanse

Author: Traci Steele
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781986278102
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Men can drive you absolutely crazy. They can bring out parts of you that you didn't know you had! They can also interfere with your connection with God if you let them. Women can get so focused on a man or a relationship that they become completely oblivious to the signs that God sends to let you know if that man is right for you. Men can make you feel like you are losing your everlasting mind, and they can disrupt the peace in your life without even knowing it. What better reason than to take a season to pray and pledge to let no one affect your spiritual growth over the course of 30 days! Hence the reason I developed the 30-Day Man Cleanse. It's 30 days of scriptures and prayers to get you back on track spiritually with no disruption from MEN!

Where Prayer Flourishes

Author: THOMAS. MERTON
Publisher: Canterbury Press Norwich
ISBN: 9781786220615
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Thomas Merton is one of the most influential spiritual figures of the twentieth century. A Trappist monk, he was also a bestselling writer whose works are regarded as spiritual classics. Originally published under the title The Climate of Monastic Prayer, Where Prayer Flourishes is his final work. It is full of accessible and practical teaching for anyone that wants to explore prayer to its full dimensions. Merton argues that prayer flourishes best in the desert. Here, he shows how to find the desert in the midst of the busy world.Where Prayer Flourishes will open a treasury of teaching about prayer to a wider audience.

To Live is to Pray

Author: Elizabeth Ruth Obbard
Publisher: Canterbury Press Norwich
ISBN: 9781853111846
Format: PDF, Docs
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This warm and engaging book introduces six very different Carmelite figures and their individual ways of prayer: Simon of England, Teresa of Avila, St John of the Cross, Brother Lawrence, Terese of Lisieux and Elizabeth of Hungary."