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Ray's Blog: February 2010

God Of Surprises

It is delightful that Fr Gerry Hughes - the Jesuit and author of such classics as 'God of Surprises' - is on Holy Island awhile. We had what I hope will be the first of many chats.

He told me that Ignatius Loyola's best friend thought that ...

Posted at 02:20am on 26th February 2010

Saint Columba's House, Woking

The Nursing Sisterhood of St. Peter, in the leafy outskirts of Woking, Surrey was dying, but it owned valuable land. The trustees sold part of it for 2 and million, and used this money to build a modern conference and retreat centre with internet, TV and telephone...

Posted at 01:47am on 16th February 2010

What Is A Guardian?

The last blog brought this response from Maureen - maybe she thinks I'm trying to be God

What is a guardian? One who cares Of others issues As well as theirs Who cares for flocks but lets them be their exclusive individuality No two people are the same Each has a self A gift a name So arms...

Posted at 12:41pm on 11th February 2010

How To Fill A Vacancy

We are preparing a process of leadership transition. I wrote a paper on the role of a Guardian which had twenty five sections. This reminded Paul Martin, our Acting USA Guardian, of the church that interviewed candidates for a post: 'We want someone with a Ph.D in theology and...

Posted at 12:25pm on 4th February 2010

Eco Tipping Point

Thirty six people squeezed into out Retreat House and were fed with delicious food cooked by a great team - it was the annual Houseparty for Voyagers. The subject of the Teaching Day was 'The Eco Tipping Point and our Way of Life.' I kicked it off with two...

Posted at 04:26am on 1st February 2010
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