Ancient Drovers Way at Pennant St Melangell

Reawakening Our Origins

Greg Valerio one of the founders of The Society St Columba reflects on faith, new monasticism, Celtic Christianity and how reawakening our origins in God is important to starting again with a life of hope in the Jesus of peace, justice and hope.

Empire Windrush Ocean LIner carrying West Indian migrants to Britain in the 1950's.

Jesus – The Ikon of Justice One

Welcome to the Society St Columba’s Blog/Podcast. SSC is a new monastic community in the South Downs of England dedicated to encountering Jesus Christ in community and creation. In this first of this two part mini series entitled Jesus the Ikon of Justice – Greg Valerio explores how the Imitation of Christ and an understanding of the nature of the Trinity shapes our understanding of justice and righteousness in the Christian faith.

The liminal walk to Bury Holmes, west Wales.

New Monasticism Three

In the third part of this series of three blogs on new monasticism, Greg Valerio explores the idea of the importance of place in new monastic practice, and that liminal geography is foundational to the encounter with God in Celtic Christian spirituality.