Tag Archives: life

The Door

There is a thing stronger than death… more powerful and compelling. Unlike death it is not inevitable. Love‘s the thing. I am a coward… a fearful coward, because I fear my own ability to choose to ‘not love’. It is … Continue reading

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And the life was the light of all women

It is not easy to imagine, in these days of scientific knowledge, quite how revolutionary some ideas were to the early Christians… A few hundred years ago, it was still believed that women were a sort of diminished, weakened version … Continue reading

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War and Peace

On Armistice Day, and the college gathered together in the quad to remember those who have died in wars and conflicts. Tutors and students gathered, admin staff and kitchen staff, monks, visitors and builders working on the church all gathered. … Continue reading

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From the monastery garden

Late Winter’s afternoon light gleams, it does not shine or glow but scatters faint through bare, nubile branches, eager with buds. Across the vale, signs of life are clothed in the mist of distance. Dancing vapours from the farmer’s hose, … Continue reading

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