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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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Celebrating a Celtic Easter.

April 7, 2016 / Greg Valerio

Category: Society of St. Columba

In this short blog, The Society of St. Columba explains some of the background as to why they celebrate Easter on the original Celtic Church calendar.

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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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Listening to the Light – Creation speaks.

November 22, 2015 / Greg Valerio

Category: Blog, Society of St. Columba

In this final blog posting, we reflect on the impact that encountering creation had on those who took part in The Listening to the Light pilgrimage in September 2015 and how God is intimately involved in the whole of creation.

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Listening to the Light – Encircling Conversations

November 3, 2015 / Greg Valerio

Category: Blog, Society of St. Columba

Part two of a three part blog series entitled Listening to the Light – in this blog post I reflect on the nature of the human conversations that were had on the Society of St. Columba’s pilgrimage around England and Wales in September 2015. It was always a hunch that in inviting an indigenous native elder to Britain, might unlock something for us concerning our […]

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Listening to the Light – The Pilgrimage

October 22, 2015 / Greg Valerio

Category: Blog, Society of St. Columba

In this blog I aim to distill down our wonderful time together on this pilgrimage. It is always difficult to express in words the impact that the Holy Spirit has on the human person, as these encounters are always beyond personal, they become life forming and so often this formation does not take shape for many years after the encounter took place. This I would suggest is going to be true of our Listening to the Light peregrination.

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The Rule of St. Columba

August 10, 2015 / Greg Valerio

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

The Rule of St. Columba is a 7th century monastic rule that is typical of early British and Irish Monastic practice. Attributed to St. Columba of Iona.

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