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The Slaughter of the Innocents.

December 28, 2017 / Greg Valerio

Category: Blog, Society of St. Columba

Reflections on the Feast of the Holy Innocents. Today is the Feast of The Holy Innocents. It is the day when those that use the liturgical calendar, remember the innocent children who were slain by King Herod in his urge to kill the child Jesus, whose birth he had been made aware of by the visiting Magi. These Innocents have come to represent the voiceless, […]

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Laying Spiritual Foundations in 2017

December 9, 2017 / Greg Valerio

Category: Blog, Society of St. Columba

The annual overview of the activities of the Society of St. Columba for 2017. It has been a year of getting ready, as well as growing the community in more ways than one.

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St Columba Welcomes a Wild Bunch of Sheep.

October 23, 2017 / Greg Valerio

Category: Blog, Organic Farming

‘I think we should call them ‘the wild bunch’, announced Scott, as we disembarked 93 rare breed sheep from the stock trailer. The┬ápure Shetlands, Shetland/Manx, Shetland/Icelandic and Wiltshire Horn/Shetland crosses, cavorted out of the trailer, liberated from their five hour journey from Devon to West Sussex, clearly very relieved to have completed the sheep equivalent of a long haul flight. Bleating their happiness in the […]

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Reawakening our Origins Pilgrimage 2017.

August 30, 2017 / Greg Valerio

Category: Blog, Prayer, Society of St. Columba

The Society of St. Columba invites you to join with them and Larry & Deborah Littlebird on their Reawakening our Origins pilgrimage across England and Wales during October 2017. Join us in Brighton, Chichester, Langley, Leeds, London and Llanelli.

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Herdwick Sheep at Columba’s Barn.

March 27, 2017 / Greg Valerio

Category: Blog, Columba's Barn, Organic Farming

In this blog the Society of St. Columba invites you to join with them in establishing a flock of heritage Herdwick Sheep as part of their work in establishing a Monastic Church dedicated to re-awakening the British Celtic Spirituality for today’s world.

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The Call to (W)Holiness

January 9, 2017 / Greg Valerio

Category: Blog, Society of St. Columba, The Rule of St. Columba

In the final blog of the Reawakening our Origins series, Greg Valerio explores the relevance of St. Columba’s rhythm of prayer, work and reading for the Christian life. Given the chaos and corruptions of the world, the journey towards our true home in Christ requires us to start all over again.

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The Monastic Church.

January 8, 2017 / Greg Valerio

Category: Blog, Society of St. Columba, The Rule of St. Columba

In the second of three blogs entitled Reawakening our Origins, Greg Valerio examines the characteristics of the British & Irish Monastic Church. Characteristics that focus on Discipleship, Imitation of Christ and geographical location of our spiritual practice.

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