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Society of St. Columba

Lightning Strike in Dark Mountains

The Call to (W)Holiness

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.

Prayer candles at Sunset on rising tide

Reawakening our Origins

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.

The Pathway to Chanctonbury Ring

Prayer – The Paradise of Souls

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.