Walking the Labyrinth – watering hole for the Spirit
“THERE ARE no days in life so memorable.” Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “as those which vibrated to some stroke of the imagination.” For me,...
Leading a Quiet Day or Retreat – a Personal View
I GAVE this title a subtitle - A Personal View - because I have considerable diffidence about prescribing anything for anyone, knowing that my own...
Seamus Heaney: Finding Faith in Poetry
EAMON Duffy in an interesting essay entitled “Seamus Heaney and Catholicism” attempts to delineate the pervasive presence of the world of Catholicism in Heaney’s poetry...
Striving for the Still Centre – reflections on prayer
I WELL remember the earnestness with which Bishop Arthur Butler delivered his exhortation on prayer to me and the three other deacons in the Diocese...
The legacy of charismatic renewal
40 YEARS or so since the Charismatic Renewal Movement took o in Ireland in the mid-1970s, how has the charismatic style of spirituality developed...
Space to Explore: Cathedrals and Contemporary Mission
CONTEMPORARY Christianity faces challenges on multiple fronts. Not only is there a decline in religious belief generally, but even amongst adherents of the Christian faith,...
Trust, Pyjamas and the ‘Why’
DO YOU remember this childhood rhyme? Your fingers contorted to facilitate the hand origami:
This is the church; this is the steeple;
Orthodox Spirituality as experienced by an Anglican visitor to Greece
THERE IS a story in the Orthodox Church that when Vladimir, Prince of Kiev, was still a pagan at the end of the tenth century,...
Music as Watching for Christ
OVER 150 years ago, John Henry Newman wrote:
Now I consider this word watching, first used by our Lord, then by the favoured...