The Abbey Facebook Discussion Group

Join us for an asynchronous book group! We will be using the book The Soul's Slow Ripening by Christine Valters Paintner: 12 Celtic Practices for Seeking the Sacred. Each week we will read, engage the practices at home, and share our experiences with the rest of the group. Any and…

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The Celtic Way of Prayer Conversation Page

Chapter 2: Image and Song We explored this chapter about everyday ritual and prayer in the home. The de Waal book focuses on praying throughout the day and for every-day events, while the Painter book (which I'm using as a resource) focuses on blessing - the practice of blessing each…

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Practicing Meditation Like A Mystic

Practicing Meditation HandoutDownload By Rebecca Hall The Abbey’s reading group studied The Cloud of Unknowing and the Book of Privy Counsel, mining these ancient texts for helpful instruction and encouragement for our own contemplative practice.  We found this book simultaneously deeply insightful and challenging.   At times the author, referred to…

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Praying through a Crisis

Many things took a beating the week of the storm – our pipes, our plants, our power grid.  Something else the storm stressed was our prayer lives.  On February 21st, our Sunday morning class that reads spiritual classics together was feeling too traumatized to discuss the readings for that week,…

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Love > Math

Melting snow for water by Phillip Owen Love so radical that it shows up in the most unlikely places. Love so strong that its strength is measured in how it treats the most vulnerable among us. Love so urgent that it is needed in the most desperate of times. I…

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Keeping the Sabbath

Welcome to this section of The Abbey, entitled “Keeping the Sabbath”. The resources provided here will help you gain renewed appreciation for Sabbath time – and especially what it can mean for us in our current cultural context. You will find ideas for how to create a Sabbath time that…

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