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Ray's Blog: August 2016

Pioneer Pilgrims From Denmark

Elizabeth Lidell, a Pilgrim Pastor, led ten Danish professionals on a pilgrimage along Cuthbert’s Way culminating in a five day retreat at The Open Gate. It was Saint Aidan’s Week. They wanted to explore two things: Celtic spirituality and a way of helping Christians who are tired of monochrome church...
Posted at 17:05pm on 31st August 2016

My House Move And The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry

This week I moved from my Whitehouse property to the Annexe of High Rigg, at the other end of the village. This involved some fifteen car loads, lugging stuff to set up the office, sleeping and kitchen arrangements. Then the big stuff was packed and taken into storage ready...
Posted at 18:39pm on 23rd August 2016

Norwegian Voyagers. Dutch Prophecies. Indigenous Aussies

Håkon Borgenvik, the new leader of Anamcara (our Community in Norway) and Torbjørn Kloster, one of the new leadership team, arrived on Holy Island after walking St. Cuthbert's Way with members of Hakon's previous parish of Holem and present parish Flekkerøya, outside Kristiansand. They renewed their vows,...
Posted at 20:52pm on 17th August 2016

Edinburgh Fringe: Celtic Ways Of Seeing And The Peoples’ Parish

Five events in just one day at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! A Bach Midday Concert, afternoon Acrobatic Dancing, a Leonard Cohen Evening – preceded by two sessions at the Scottish Storytelling Centre.

The first session was themed Celtic Ways of Seeing. These ways of seeing were not mystical or up-in-the-clouds....

Posted at 15:24pm on 10th August 2016

The Golden Thread, The Silver Crucible And The Shining Place

'You must have leaned against something, you've got things all over your clothes' said a friend. I brushed these away and discovered a golden thread. 'Saint Gregory of Nyssa wrote about the Golden Thread' he said. I looked this up. I learned that everything in one's life might be falling...
Posted at 14:29pm on 3rd August 2016
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