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The Ceremonial Cross of the Society of Columba

Letter to Tom and Josie

In this open letter to Tom and Josie, Pete Cross one of the Society St. Columba’s members expresses his hopes for greater social justice and equity in the land through the practice of new monasticism at Great Barn Farm. This letter is unedited and published in its entirety.

Celtic Cross in Rainbow

Reawakening Our Origins Pt.2.

In this slightly longer than normal Vid, (part two of the three part series entitled Reawakening our Origins), Greg Valerio explores the idea of The Monastic Church as a stripped back reality rooted in simply prayer and work. Early Celtic Monastic Christians saw discipleship as the practice of Imitating Christ and walking in a Spirit of Holiness.

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.