We have been blessed
from the beginning. The photographs
in 'Seasons' went up when this was a
private 'page' for the housebound. The
Knights of Saint Francis were kind enough
to grant us the permission to use their
photos of the Holy Land - as a truly
I thought of asking
for donations for the work of sanctuary
'for outreach and apostolate'. (such
big words for a little work)
But the Lord said 'No'. 'This
is not how my servant Francis did it.
Rather, if you do my work, then I will
inspire whom I will inspire to give
what they can to you'.
Thanks to a friend
I now have an alms dish to lay before
those who come by. We were looking for
a wooden one, but it seems they're not
so popular these days. I shall put them
near the entries and exits of Our Sanctuary,
as is traditional, and we shall see
what we shall see.
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This is a list for all who are now living or are interested in living
the solitary life, either in an uban setting or otherwise. All
Christians welcome, but no doctrinal arguments will be tolerated. This
list is for sharing the fruits of our prayer and meditation, the way we
practice our vocation, and encouragement of one another in our
commitment to silence and solitude as a specific path to union with God.
For the first time our splash page now
shows the real sanctuary at our mother
house. Here we hold weekly services on Friday
Nights, healing services on every fourth
Sunday. So much has changed over the months
and years since I last had time and energy
for my own websites. We are now part of
a world wide, interdenominational, non residential
community of solitaries, hermits and groups.
The Order of the Holy Theotokos, The Community
of Saint Ita and Saint Fillan, and now,
our own local community, Aisling. The Order
has been around a long time, and encompasses
both Eastern and Western traditions. The
CSIF has been in existence for several years.
It is strongly influenced by the burgeoning
world view of the Celts, and by a focus
on Spirituality. The Aisling Community is
only a baby.
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Our Love of the Lord, and our journey into
finding Him in every person, every leaf
and every tree, and every circumstance of
our lives. Our everyday lives and our everyday
disciplines and our everyday communities
now include more than the world in which
our physical lives take shape, not even
'only' our spiritual lives, but in the astonishing
and challenging world of the Internet. How
then do we begin to live lives of true solitude,
true community and the one thing necessary,
all at the same time.
On such considerations do we begin this
journey, new and ancient, now and in time
to come. What will be, for each of us, I
hope and pray, will be our finding of our
own Place of Resurrection, so we
too will follow the footsteps of the ancient
saints, and walk a new path in Him who is
our way, our truth, and our life. . .
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