Category Archives: Contemplation

Reconnecting: microphones and liturgy

Is there a special prayer to prepare to use microphones, when speaking in church?  Malcolm Guite, in his column “Poet’s Corner” in “The Church Times” considers this very point.  He comes up with some playful verses: For putting the rechargeable … Continue reading

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Who is this?

Reminder of the Mystery.  Truth-speaker.  Great bridge-builder.  The space of love between everything. Inherent victory.  The welcoming within.   These are just a few of the descriptions which Father Richard Rohr has used to describe the Holy Spirit.  He wrote … Continue reading

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Beginning again

I have been reading an Advent book “Waiting on the Word – a poem a day for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany” by Malcolm Guite.  Somehow, in response I found a poem of my own forming… RESTART   we are always … Continue reading

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I am making all things new

Art in pain.  This is the story of Anthony LaMarca.  As he faced bone marrow transplant, his family made him a painting, which he made into a song. Story and song here http://www.sparkandecho.org/all-things-new_anthony-lamarca/  

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Art, faith and Refugees

  This installation “flight” hangs from the roof of St James’ church, with 3 forlorn lifebelts inside it. Installed over the Christmas period, the three lifejackets evoke the flight of the Holy Family to Egypt and ask the viewer to … Continue reading

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Meditating on Art – Sieger Koder

Sieger Koder experienced active service as a soldier in WW2, then imprisonment as a Prisoner of War.  Returning from this, he trained in art and worked as a teacher for some years, before training and serving as a priest in … Continue reading

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Another view of Christmas

serendipity (noun) – the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way. “a fortunate stroke of serendipity” I don’t regularly listen to Radio 2, but flicking through the channels while driving home last Thursday morning I came … Continue reading

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