Rule of Life: Being Set Apart

In July I introduced The Rule of Life Series and began exploring month-by-month what it means to live out each Rule of Life from the Community of St Anselm (COSA), now I’m an alumni. November 2019: Being Set Apart The Rule Living it out in Community The entire experience was putting distance between ourselves and our […]

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Double Book Launch at Ridley College

Here’s a piece I wrote for EFAC Vic/Tas. Last month, two history books were launched, along with a discussion about raising future leaders of the Victorian church.   The first book to be launched was Edward’s the Mentor by Rhys Bezzant, published by Oxford University Press. Rhys Bezzant is a Church History lecturer at Ridley College but […]

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Rule of Life: Desire and Choice

Earlier in July I introduced The Rule of Life Series. I’ll be exploring month-by-month what it means to live out each Rule of Life from the Community of St Anselm (COSA), now I’m an alumni. September 2019: Desire and Choice The Rule Living it out in Community When we joined the Community, we had no idea […]

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Rule of Life: Learning from Jesus

Earlier in July I introduced The Rule of Life Series. I’ll be exploring month-by-month what it means to live out each Rule of Life from the Community of St Anselm (COSA), now I’m an alumni. August 2019: Learning from Jesus The Rule Living it out in Community This was the broadest of all the rules and […]

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The Rule of Life Series: Introduction

A few days ago, the fourth year resident members of the Community of St Anselm departed Lambeth Palace, London. I remember July 4th, 2016 when it was time for my husband and I to leave. It had been an incredible year of formation but there was much excitement in the air as we departed Heathrow […]

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A Christian View of Tidying Up?

For one year, my husband and I lived out of our suitcases in a new-monastic community. We had a small room with an ensuite and were given 50 pounds a month spending money. That’s the closest to minimalism I have gotten. Traditionally, monks and nuns take a vow of poverty, share all possessions and really […]

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Interview with Kara Martin

The fifth and final retreat for my year with the Community of St Anselm was titled ‘Me, God, and My Job: One Life?’ and we were encouraged to come up with a working life purpose (see my very first blog post here). I love Kara Martin’s writing about work and faith – and I love […]

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Mini Book Review: The Year of Small Things

The Year of Small Things “radical faith for the rest of us” by Sarah Arthur & Erin F. Wasinger “… if you get nothing else out of this book, we want you to get this: radical faith is not about being übercommitted. It’s not about being überspiritual. It’s about discernment.” I identify with Sarah and […]

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Tom Wright at Lambeth Palace

During my year with the Community of St Anselm, I often jokingly asked our Prior when Tom Wright was coming. “But seriously, when is he coming? Can’t you just pull the Archbishop Justin card?” Apparently, that’s not really downward mobility. I even had another community member to swap with me if I was put on […]

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