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Spiritual Direction Training

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Dayspring spiritual direction training – “kindly led, gently challenged, firmly supported and encouraged” Bede Griffiths spoke of contemplation as: “Awakening to the presence of God in the human heart and in the universe which is around us... knowledge by love.” It is often difficult to define what is being done during training as a spiritual [...]

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We were delighted that Margaret Silf graciously agreed to officially launch the Dayspring Daily Prayer book which has been written and edited mostly by Brian Holliday.  The book launch took place after Margaret's Sacred in the City day retreat in September 2015 . We invited friends to come to the launch, share the celebration with us and enjoy refreshments.  [...]

Iona Blessing

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God bless this food, Locally grown, produced in season. God bless this food, Fairly traded, Giving new chances. Bringing new life. Forgive our demands For cheap food that costs the earth, for cash crops from subsistence land, For strawberries in December (July for Oz) Forgive our ignorance Leading to hidden slaves, Dangerous conditions, child labour. [...]

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We are delighted to invite you to join a SD Professional Development opportunity to share a day with John Stuart. Beth Roberton had a conversation with John at the recent Australian Network of Spiritual Directors Conference in Sydney and he graciously agreed to share some of his expertise with Perth colleagues. John was National President of ANSD [...]

Iona – A Journey Into Acceptance

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I'm three days into my journey on Iona, and yes, it is a very special place. Not so much going back in time, as away from time. You can Google it to see its spectacular beauty, but you have to be here to experience the special peace and solace which it exudes. But Iona is [...]

Voices from the Cloister

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Strange as it may sound, we all came to this busy place seeking silence. We had come from the ends of the known world, hungry for the "great silence’ that we had heard about. We had fled the jarring voices and materialism of our own societies. The silence we sought was not the absence of [...]

There For The Taking

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A letter from the 16th Century Pontassieve, Christmas Eve Anno Domini 1513 To the most illustrious The Contessina Allagia dela Aldobrandeschi On the Via de’ Martelli, Firenze Most Noble Contessina, I salute you. Believe me your most devoted servant. The rascal, who carries this letter, if he devours them not on the way, will crave [...]

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