UncategorizedHandmade by a Friend of the Community, from local salvaged wood here in Northumberland, this beautiful, unvarnished Holding Cross will bring comfort wherever you go. Lightweight and measuring approximately 4 cm in height, it will fit perfectly and discreetly in your palm, pocket or bag. Each cross comes with a card, sealed inside a cellophane bag.£3.50£3.50
This unique A4 calendar, in full colour print of portrait orientation, spiral bound with hanger, has space to write appointments/birthdays/anniversaries under each photo, each month.
The 13 photos included in the making of the calendar have all been graciously shared by members of the Community and have been taken during previous visits to Nether Springs.
We hope you love it as much as we do, and it proves to be a real blessing throughout the coming year.
Please note the Calendars are not sent with additional envelopes, if you would like to post it on, please re-use the envelope it is mailed in.
Scripture & Prayer, The Inner Journey, UncategorizedFor people drawn to a life of contemplation, the dawning of luminous awareness in a mind full of clutter is deeply liberating. In the third of his best-selling books on Christian contemplative life, Martin Laird turns his attention to those who are well settled in their contemplative practice. An Ocean of Light speaks both to those just entering the contemplative path and to those with a maturing practice of contemplation. Gradually, the practice of contemplation lifts the soul, freeing it from the blockages that introduce confusion into our identity and thus confusion about the mystery we call God. In the course of a lifetime of inner silencing, the flower of awareness emerges: a living realization that we have never been separate from God or from the rest of humanity while we each fully become what each of us is created to be. In contemplation we become so silent before God that the "before" drops away. Those whose lives have led them deeply into the silent land realize this, but not in the way that we realize that the square root of 144 is 12. Laird draws from a wide and diverse range of writers-from St. Augustine, Evagrius Ponticus, and St. Teresa of Avila to David Foster Wallace, Flannery O'Connor, Virginia Woolf, and Franz Wright-to ground his insight in an ancient practice and give it a voice in contemporary language. With his characteristic lyricism and gentleness, Laird guides readers through new challenges of contemplative life, such as making ourselves the focus of our own contemplative project; dealing with old pain; transforming the isolation of loneliness and depression into a liberating solidarity with all who suffer; and the danger of using a spiritual practice as a strategy to acquire and control.£12.99£12.99
UncategorizedSilence is essential for the health and well-being of humans and our environment, yet has almost vanished from our lives and world. This book exposes the processes by which silence can transfigure our lives - what Maggie Ross calls 'the work of silence'; it describes how lives steeped in silence can transfigure other lives unaware. It shows that re-learning the work of silence - once understood to be the foundation of the teaching of Jesus - gives us a way of being in the world that is more than we can ask for or imagine.£14.99£14.99
UncategorizedDrawing the on classic retreat model, 'The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius', this book offers a new and inviting way to find God in our often busy and complex lives. In a series of 32 "moments" the simple format of this text guides the reader with thought-provoking questions, practical suggestions and excerpts carefully chosen from Scripture and The Spiritual Exercises. It offers a way to reflect and sift though one's multiple life experiences and to discover in them the leading thread of God's longing and desire to make us a holy people who are given in service to others.£11.99£11.99