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  • The Wisdom of the Desert
    The Wisdom of the Desert
    £11.00

    The Wisdom of the Desert

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    The Wisdom of the Desert was one of Thomas Merton's favourites among his own books - surely because he had hoped to spend his last years as a hermit. The personal tone of the translations, the blend of reverence and humour so characteristic of him, show how deeply Merton identified with the legendary authors of these sayings and parables, the fourth century Christian Fathers who sought solitude and contempation in the deserts of the Near East. The hermits of Scete who turned their backs on a corrupt society remarkably like our own had much in common with the Zen Masters of China and Japan, and Father Merton made his selection from them with an eye to the kind of impact produced by the Zen mondo.
    £11.00
    £11.00
  • Rule cards
    Rule cards
    £6.00

    Rule cards

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    There are 52 (business card size) cards in this set - one a week of the year to use how you please to help the Rule of the Northumbria Community sink deep. Each card contains a quotation from, or about, the Rule. The idea is that you can take one out of the box at a time and keep it in your pocket or handbag, or prop it on your desk or beside your bed - wherever it works for you to be regularly reminded through the week of the thought displayed. It can be an aid to meditation or a spur to action. Alternatively, you might choose to use them as bookmarks - or in all sorts of other ways that might work for you. The words are set against 3 designs: A candle for AVAILABILITY, A beach lifebuoy for VULNERABILITY, A 'coracle' for words from or about the Rule which apply to both categories. The set of 52 cards is supplied in a plain clear plastic box.
    £6.00
    £6.00
  • £10.99

    The Return of the Prodigal Son

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    The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen A chance encounter with a reproduction of Rembrandt’s The Return of the Prodigal Son catapulted Henri Nouwen on a long spiritual adventure. Here he shares the deeply personal and resonant meditation that led him to discover the place within which God has chosen to dwell. In seizing the inspiration that came to him through Rembrandt’s depiction of the powerful Gospel story, Henri Nouwen probes the several movements of the parable: the younger son’s return, the father’s restoration of sonship, the elder son’s vengefulness, and the father’s compassion. In his reflection on Rembrandt in light of his own life journey, the author evokes the powerful drama of the parable in a rich, captivating way that is sure to reverberate in the hearts of readers. The themes of homecoming, affirmation, and reconciliation will be newly discovered by all who have known loneliness, dejection, jealousy, or anger. The challenge to love as the father and be loved as the son will be seen as the ultimate revelation of the parable known to Christians through time, and here represented with a vigour and power fresh for our times.
    £10.99
    £10.99
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    Soulfriendship

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    This subject has emerged as key subject demanding the attention of the Northumbria Community. This booklet provides historical background to soulfriendship, sets out some basic principles and shows how they can be applied today.
    £4.00
    £4.00
  • May the peace (yellow)
    May the peace (yellow)
    £1.50

    May the peace (yellow) A5 poster

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    This is the blessing from Morning Prayer in Celtic Daily Prayer. This calligraphic design by Pam French is also available as an A4 poster, an A6 Greetings card and an A6 postcard.
    £1.50
    £1.50
  • May God shield and
    May God shield and
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    May God shield A5 poster

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    This prayer is part of the Patrick Compline (for Saturday each week) in Celtic Daily Prayer. This calligraphic design by Pam French is also available as an A4 poster, an A6 Greetings card and an A6 postcard.
    £1.50
    £1.50
  • Let nothing disturb thee
    Let nothing disturb thee
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    Let nothing disturb thee A5 poster

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    This prayer, known as 'Teresa's Bookmark', was found in St Teresa of Avila's Bible when she died. It is used in Midday Prayer in Celtic Daily Prayer. This calligraphic design by Pam French is also available as an A4 poster, an A6 Greetings card and an A6 postcard.
    £1.50
    £1.50
  • Even though the day
    Even though the day
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    Even though the day A5 poster

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    These words by Alistair Maclean from Hebridean Altars are repeated as part of the Day 20 meditation every month in Celtic Daily Prayer. This calligraphic design by Pam French is also available as an A6 Greetings card and an A6 postcard.
    £1.50
    £1.50
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    Seven Sacred Spaces

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    George Lings spent an extended time with us at the Northumbria Community in 2009 and during this and other visits and studies brought together some key thinking about healthy communities. During his stay he facilitated a teaching and discussion weekend around this and other topics and it was during this weekend that George admits he added the seventh sacred space - the chapter house. What makes a healthy Christian community? George Lings, director of Church Army's Research Unit, believes we have much to learn from monastic communities.
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    £4.00
  • Christ as a light
    Christ as a light
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    Christ as a light A5 poster

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    These are the words of the 'canticle' from Morning Prayer in Celtic Daily Prayer. This calligraphic design by Pam French is also available as an A4 poster, an A6 Greetings card and an A6 postcard.
    £1.50
    £1.50
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    Matching Monastery and Mission

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    George Lings 'accompanied' the Community during 2005 (as part of 'Building Bridges of Hope') and has written this very helpful exploration of where the Northumbria Community fits into the 'fresh expressions of church' scene today. He examines particularly the Community's balance between the interior life ('monastery') and its outward expression (mission'). George Lings concludes: If the need today is for deep people then here is the portal to inner attentiveness in following Jesus and the painful but liberation process of being transformed by Him.' This booklet is part of the Encounters on the Edge series. A downloadable PDF version of the booklet is also available.
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    £1.00
  • Calm me O Lord
    Design PFCM
    £1.50

    Calm me O Lord A5 poster

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    These words by David Adam form part of the Felgild Compline (for Wednesday each week) in Celtic Daily Prayer. This calligraphic design by Pam French is also available as an A4 poster, an A6 Greetings card and an A6 postcard.
    £1.50
    £1.50
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