The Way

 I have been unwell - hence there was no blog last week. 

Yesterday I accompanied 16 clergy from Kristiansand, Norway and we celebrated a Eucharist at St. Aidan's Church, Bamburgh, where Aidan died. Haken Borgenvik, the leader of our (Anamcara) community in Norway led the group.  Today they walked the Holy Island pilgrim posts and had coffee at The Open Gate.

On Friday I travel to London and will preach the Pentecost sermon at London's St. Paul's Cathedral.

Today The Wild Goose, the digital magazine of the community in USA, arrived. The new guardian, Fr. Ray Ball, writes:

'One of the hallmarks of monasticism
through the ages has been training, and Celtic monasticism is no
different. I have looked into ways that we could improve our
training/formation program since becoming Guardian last year. Low
and behold, our Community has produced a wonderful 52-week
program that I think fits our needs completely. So, as of the April
meeting of the Caim, we now will require that persons in the
Explorer stage complete the training program called "The Way"
before petitioning to become Pilgrims. You can find the on-line
program at <>. The ideal way
to use this is to read the material (which is sent daily), do the
exercises, and talk your program over with your Anamchara. Your
Anamchara will be asked to submit a statement that the candidate
has completed the study when the candidate requests Pilgrim vows.'

Places are filling up for the Celtic Summer School in Durham August 7-14. On Wednesday 7 August  I speak at 7.30 pm at St. Godric's Catholic Church on Celtic Christianity - Twelve Criticisms: Twelve Keys. On Thursday 8 at 10.30 am I speak on A Way of Life as Life-long Discipleship at St. Oswald's Church.  I would love to see you there. You can book through

Posted at 15:51pm on 5th June 2019
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