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Spem In Alium Nunquam Habui

There was unexpected time today for a visit to Tate, and I felt I received sustenance, artistic, spiritual, emotional, from seeing both familiar favourites and new discoveries. The familiar always includes a visit to the Rothko room – and it … Continue reading

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How To Be A Poet (to remind myself)

i Make a place to sit down.  Sit down. Be quiet.  You must depend upon  affection, reading, knowledge,  skill—more of each  than you have—inspiration,  work, growing older, patience,  for patience joins time  to eternity. Any readers  who like your poems,  … Continue reading

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Never Failed Me Yet

It is tradition in my Community to pray together around the cross on Good Friday. I have been doing this most years for quite some time now, but I feel today moved me more than any other year before. It was … Continue reading

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Drawn

  Prayer, the expression of our desire for God and our relationship with God, is not something we control, it is what we are drawn to. Ann Lewin

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Reaching Limits, Finding Space

If you miss open space  in the city, like I do, the one thing you can always do is: look up. Here is a wide expanse, here is room for you, here is a glimpse of freedom… I think Lent is … Continue reading

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O Salutaris Hostia

Not all that long ago, I discovered the music of Ēriks Ešenvalds – I had never heard his name before. He writes quite a lot of sacred music, and I find that a lot of it gives me a sense of consolation. … Continue reading

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Centering Prayer

I’m reading up on centering prayer at the moment, listening to Fr Thomas Keating and discovering his books. I rather like him, and the way of praying he suggests.  Lent, for me, will be about praying. Consciously taking more time … Continue reading

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Mary, Mother

. With your warm hands heal me in your body know me to your darkness draw me at your breast hold me. For I was homesick, and you brought me home; I was alone, and now I am in touch; … Continue reading

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This Night and Always

I remembered just now that there are religious orders in which there is always someone praying, 24/7. I take consolation from this. I rest, knowing that I am being held up to God by the love and prayers of another human … Continue reading

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How Can I Keep From Singing? Prayer and Praise as Political Resistance

We need to claim “golden crowns” for every person of color, every woman, every immigrant, every Muslim, every differently-abled person, every human being caught under the heel of America’s delusions of grandeur. An excellent post by the Revd Marcus Halley, via … Continue reading

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