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Arriving at Home – St. Columba’s Next Step

April 10, 2018 / Greg Valerio

Category: Blog, Columba's Barn, Society of St. Columba

The Society of St. Columba is about to take its next step towards establishing it’s new Monastic Foundation at Great Barn Farmstead. In this blog you can find out what that exciting step is, and how you can be a part of God’s call to Start All Over Again.

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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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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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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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