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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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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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