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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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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 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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