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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¬†pure 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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Reawakening our Origins

January 6, 2017 / Greg Valerio

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

The first of this three series blog entitled Reawakening our Origins, Greg Valerio begins to explore why a fresh look at monastic ecclesiology is needed in the new modern landscape of western orthodoxy. Social breakdown, climate crisis and the neo-liberal economic settlement has led to a hollowing out of spiritual integrity. The Celtic Christian way has much to say by way of filling this existential void.

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The Lamentations of Hope

August 2, 2016 / Greg Valerio

Category: Blog, Society of St. Columba

The Second Coming. Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst¬† Are full of passionate intensity. Surely some revelation is at hand; Surely the Second […]

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