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’…
Catherine Askew explores the idea of becoming ‘deepened’ and how it might enable us to make more meaningful connections with one another.
Catherine Askew reflects on the experience of learning to be filled in a time of absence, as part of a new weekly series from the Leaders of Community, during this time of pandemic.
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.
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 […]
Sunday 17th January I am deeply touched by the care, support and prayers that we have received following my Dad’s sudden death. Coming to terms with the sudden loss of someone who has always been there for you is fairly devastating. I am walking slowly with grief and feel very consoled and comforted by great […]
… but events can take us by surprise. 7th January Dear Friends, My dad died suddenly this morning. He called me at breakfast time and said he had felt poorly through the night and had arranged for his doctor to come and see him after morning surgery. Ever the practical and thoughtful one, my Dad […]