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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O Come, O Come Emmanuel

Since learning about them from this post from The Homely Hours, I’ve been reading up on the O Antiphons. An Antiphon, in traditional Western Christian liturgy, is a short sentence sung or recited before or after a psalm or canticle (and a canticle is a hymn or chant, typically with a biblical text, forming a […]

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