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Prayer – Communion with God.

December 26, 2015 / Greg Valerio

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

In this post we reflect on The Rule of Columba and how a fresh look at this ancient text can inform our prayer and the focus of our life. Prayer creates a communion with God that re-orientates the priorities of our life.

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Be Naked in your Imitation of Christ.

August 7, 2016 / Greg Valerio

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

In this series of reflections on the Rule of St. Columba we explore the goal of Columba’s spirituality. Being naked in the imitation of Christ.

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The Rule of St. Columba – IF YOUR CONSCIENCE IS NOT PREPARED TO BE IN COMMON WITH THE CROWD.

July 22, 2016 / Greg Valerio

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

In this blog Greg Valerio explores the roots of non-conformity in the British Monastic Church and the benefits of spiritual non-conformity as an act of conscience can have on our spiritual life and practice.

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NEAR A CHIEF CITY – Rule of Columba

November 28, 2015 / Greg Valerio

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

In this blog on The Rule of St.Columba we explore the idea of spiritual aloneness linked to being accessible and connected. It explores the Columban spiritual tension of being connected and alone in the same breath.

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Discovering The Rule of Columba

February 9, 2016 / Greg Valerio

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

In this series of reflections on the Rule of Columba our aim is to explore the wisdom of this ancient rule and  find a newer expression and vitality in the modern era. Rule 1. BE ALONE IN A SEPARATE PLACE NEAR A CHIEF CITY, IF YOUR CONSCIENCE IS NOT PREPARED TO BE IN COMMON WITH THE CROWD. There can be no doubt that the Celtic […]

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Prayer – The Paradise of Souls

December 16, 2015 / Greg Valerio

Category: Blog, Prayer, Society of St. Columba

In this Society of St. Columba series on the characteristics of prayer, Greg Valerio explores the nature of our spiritual journey to Paradise. Are we traveling the wide road or the narrow path. He reflects on St. Columba’s simple injunction to pray as the foundation for the spiritual journey to the Paradise of the Soul.

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Prayer – The Heart of St. Columba.

December 11, 2015 / Greg Valerio

Category: Blog, St. Columba

In this blog, Greg Valerio discusses the practice of prayer, foundation of Columban spirituality. St. Columba’s dedication to a life of prayer and the shaping of his life around this call can help followers of Christ to go deeper in their prayer life.

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