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On the shoulders of giants

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While I was back in the UK over Christmas visiting my family in Essex I had the opportunity to visit St Peter-on-the-wall at Bradwell-on-Sea. As you can see from the photo it was actually a gorgeously sunny day (in an otherwise month of fairly solid rain which has continued ever since, poor Brits!). St Peter-on-the-wall [...]

Contemplating the Mystery of Easter

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"Behold a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief!" John Stainer’s 1887 oratorio, "Crucifixion", has a bass line, "Oh t’was love, deep, divine compassion". How do we respond to such images? "God cannot be thought, He can only be loved" is the way the unknown author of 'The Cloud of Unknowing' begins his profound mystical [...]

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Now in its fourteenth year of operation, the Dayspring Centre for Christian Spirituality and Counselling Inc. has established itself in the Perth environment and nationally for its promotion of spiritual direction, contemplative practice and the exploration of contemporary issues on the edges of these domains. Guided by its dedicated Committee of vibrant members, Dayspring now [...]

InterPlay – 16 May 2014

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A unique opportunity is being offered to anyone interested in grounding their spirituality in a real 'whole body' experience.  The Interplay movement was initiated to bridge the gap between how we think about our spirituality and how we experience it. Jane Vennard notes: “Praying with body and soul leads us away from a ‘stripped-down’ spirituality [...]

Camino Salvado: A pilgrimage to New Norcia

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The email said, "The walk to New Norcia is a tough, long walk and if by now you cannot walk 20ks on two consecutive days we suggest you pull out and register again next year." This made me think hard, had I done enough training? I had built up my strength and had walked 12 [...]

What does a moment of grace feel like?

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Sarah Bachelard tells a story that addresses this question. In her words: The openness of non-attachment makes possible the flowing through us of larger life, the energy of grace. I recently came across an example of such openness to grace from a surprising source. In a State of Origin rugby league match against NSW last [...]

Contemplation in a World of Action

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We have just finished a wonderful time with Sarah Bachelard, from Canberra, exploring the topic 'Experiencing God in times of crisis'. On Thursday Sarah gave a public lecture and we have the text of  this lecture for those who are interested.  Your comments are welcome. View Lecture (PDF)

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