Author: consilience

In the cell there may be monsters

The work of the cell is important for the monastic life. In this week’s reflection, Catherine Askew encourages us to step into our cell to recognise and confront the monsters that might just be popping up more visibly in us during this time of ‘lockdown’…

Becoming a Deepened One

Catherine Askew explores the idea of becoming ‘deepened’ and how it might enable us to make more meaningful connections with one another.

Keeping a Monastic Rhythm – for such a time as this

In these disorientating, difficult times and on the day that we have had to close our Mother House – Nether Springs – Catherine Askew outlines how keeping a monastic rhythm can help bring hope and meaning to our relationship with God and each other: alone, together.

St. Aidan’s Day

It’s Aidan’s Day and whilst Shirley and I will be away at a family wedding in Altrincham, my thoughts will focus at times throughout the day on one of my favourite Celtic saints. It was back in 1975 that I encountered God so powerfully on the beach at Bamburgh on the Northumbrian coast, an experience […]