"While I recognise the value for the development of New Monasticism within the Anglican orbit, like Simon Cross, I am not very happy with an emphasis on this, becuase I believe that there is a tremendous overlap in denominational terms and focussing…"
"I know it is not quite the same thing as the course offered by Monos, but for those who might like to get their teeth into relevant studies, free of charge, those provided for Cistercians, called Exordium might be of interest. They represent a…"
"Perhaps rather than try to go through all of the questions at once, members might want to answer each one in separate messages. If we begin our messages with the particular question we are responding to, this will enable a clear recognition of…"
"Thanks, Alan. This looks like a really interesting network to be part of, so I look forward to hearing more about what people are doing in community living, working with a Rule of Life etc. Best wishes, Andrew"
"Welcome Paul to the NM site. I hope you find it helpful in connecting with others seeking the Lord. I note that you live fairly close to London and you would be most welcome to join the New Monasticism in London group and perhaps also the Lay…"
"People of all ages are welcome to visit the Lay Community of St Benedict website, (as linked from the LCSB group) for information on retreats and similar activities that we look after here in England and Wales. See…"
"A warm welcome to this site. I thought your name sounded familar and of course it is, because we are both LCSB members, so it is especially good to see you here.
You may notice that I have set up an (unofficial) LCSB group here and you are…"
Moot is a new monastic community in central London, UK, as part of the Anglican Church. As such it has a rhythm of life and a pattern of worship, mission and community. We are currently seeking to develop an arts cafe lounge as a new homeSee More
Are you involved in some form of emerging or fresh expression of church?
As an archbishop (Catholic/Orthodox) I seek to serve without the kind of pomp and remoteness often manifested with many bishops. I would love to have a local (perhaps home) church in my area, but this will depend on people feeling led towards this as well.
Second,what a profound and Spirit filled interaction you describe with the man who commented about not believing in God. Thank you for taking the time to ask him the question that allowed him to go deeper. I think that the Holy Spirit was given an opportunity to shine.
I too believe that the Holy Spirit is at work "to bridge the gap" and this is one of our roles as new monastics. I think we can begin to seal this divide if we live a life of heartfelt discipleship. Br Peter presented a series of homilies this last summer that explored discipleship. They included five steps: 1. Listen. 2. Pray. 3. Surrender 4. Do something and 5. Enjoy. I believe that these are truly all very important aspects of the new monasticism. If we, as monastics, live with our hearts open to these steps I think we become "the bridge" God is seeking and people will remember God and believe in the "church" again.
Thank you for allowing me to share in the conversation.
Thanks, Alan. This looks like a really interesting network to be part of, so I look forward to hearing more about what people are doing in community living, working with a Rule of Life etc. Best wishes, Andrew
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OUR NEXT MINDFUL PRACTICE DAYOur next Day-of-Mindful-Practice session is scheduled for Saturday June 29, 2013.What: New Seeds Priory Mindful Practice Day…a lovely, contemplative day of meditation, prayer, worship and learning. When: June 29, 2013 from 7:30am till 4:30pm. You can come for a full day of practice, or join us for a portion. You can join or exit quietly during any of the scheduled breaks. (see the full day schedule below...) Orientation (for newcomers & first-timers) is at…See More