Spirituality

Practical Spirituality

“Practical Spirituality: spiritual practices that can energise and shape our living.”  1st May 2021 10am – 3pm 10-10.45 Welcomes followed by First Input: Prayer as Welcome: Receiving the welcome of God Use these links to access the resources for reflection and prayer:  Rowan Williams on Prayer God’s View of Me Beloved 10.45 – 11.30 Space for reflection […]

Manresa Link – 19th Annotation Accompaniment

This programme is to provide support for those looking to accompany others praying the Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life (often known as the 19th Annotation) Here are the resources for downloading and printing.  Downloadable Documents Here are the handouts Saturday 17 April: Accompanying the Spiritual Exercises Handout Booklist Presentation Slides Desire – Quote from Michael Ivens […]

WAP Resources

Resources for Weeks of Accompanied Prayer Using These Resources on a Week These resources are intended as a support for your praying through the week and beyond. They are offered, if they are needed or useful, and there is no expectation that you use them all this week. In fact some may not refer to […]

Listening Groups

Listening Groups Listen … to the fragile feelings, not to the clashing fury… to the quiet sounds, not to the loud clamour… to the steady heartbeat, not to the noisy confusion… to the hidden voices, not to the obvious chatter… to the deep harmonies, not to the surface discord… Jim Cotter The Aim of Listening […]

Easter Day

Resurrection seen through God’s eyes https://youtu.be/hJe828A0f5U Lord and Servant How is the loving lord looking upon the fallen servant? The lord looks upon the servant ‘with pity, not with blame’. The lord’s view: ‘All this time, his loving lord looks on him most tenderly, and now with a double aspect, one outward, very meekly and […]

Holy Saturday

Fallen and blind https://youtu.be/wYn3_-0jSME How do I resolve the contradictions?  Julian wrestles with the difficulty that human beings have to comprehend God’s. What on earth is God up to? The presence of sin and suffering and a church that requires confession sits very uncomfortably with the God of love she has come to know. Ellyn […]

Good Friday

Facing the Cross: Can all be Well? https://youtu.be/5g_Pv3zyYpw This meditation has two parts, with a space in between. Between the two parts is time for you to read quietly and slowly for yourself one of the gospel accounts of the crucifixion. Choose one of these: Matthew 27. 32-61, Mark  15.21-47, Luke 23.26-56, John 19.16-42 You […]

Thursday

Jesus in the Garden https://youtu.be/tAByhSsZdsE ‘My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me, yet not what I want, but what you want’.   Matthew 26.39 (NRSV) ‘Pray wholeheartedly, though you may feel nothing, though you may see nothing, yes,  though you think that you could not, for in dryness and barrenness, […]

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