Monthly Archives: February 2011

Desert time… not pudding.

Not really a ‘dark night of the soul’ but… When I was younger and appeared to be getting rather full of myself, my (much) older brother used to sometimes grab my hand in his fist, and hold onto it like … Continue reading

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The Prayer of Work

A follow up to ‘The Work of Prayer’ By nature, I’m one of life’s ‘do-gooders’, pathologically helpful, the one in the crowd who doesn’t seem to have psychological immunity to other people’s problems, not a busy-body quite… but a ubiquitously … Continue reading

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Liturgical Accoutrements

Cassock and scapular, alb and black shoes, Chasuble, thurible, acolyte twos, Crucifer, thurifer, server and Pres. Gospeller, liturgist (do what he says), Boatman and batman, precentor and choir, Incense and stoles and some charcoal for fire, Bell, Book and Candle, … Continue reading

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Niggles

I’m waiting to find out whether my tutors have any objections to my spending the Summer walking across Britain, between cathedrals. And to be honest, I’m kind of hoping they will come back and say that after prayerful consideration they … Continue reading

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Waiting

There is something about formation for ordained ministry, which is like preparing for a race… as mentioned in a previous post, ‘The Work of Prayer’. Day after day one must return to training, whether one feels like it or not… … Continue reading

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Frustration

Studying to become a priest in today’s society is a frustrating business. Whilst one is reading theology with the eyes of faith -one is being assessed on theological understanding by the secular eyes of accredited academia -and paying a great … Continue reading

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The Work of Prayer

‘Many Christians today do not pray, and this is something that is true both of laity and clergy. The cause is a mystery.’[1] Somehow, so many of us have lost sight of living in anything other than a selfish, anthropocentric … Continue reading

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