Category Archives: Monasticsm

New Monastics Share Community, Offer Hope

Here’s a great article that was recently in USA Today New monastics share community, offer hope By Caty Hirst, The Tennessean They aren’t a commune, but they live in community. They are motivated by faith, but they attend different churches. … Continue reading

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What’s an Urban Monastic? – Jim Tice

It’s great to see some really good prayer being stirred up in Guelph, Ontario.  Jim Tice is working on a 24-7 prayer effort in that south-western city, an hour and a half west of Toronto.  Here’s something from his most recent blog … Continue reading

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Intercessory Prayer – Evelyn Underhill (in Common Prayer)

I got my own hardcopy of “Common Prayer” this week.  It’s the new resource for urban monastics from Shane Claiborne, Enuma Okoro, and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove. Here’s an excerpt from today’s entry. Evelyn Underhill wrote, “Adoration, as it more deeply possesses … Continue reading

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Kathleen Norris on Prayer

When I come across an writer that is really good, I start collecting everything they have written.  Kathleen Norris who is best known as the author of “The Cloister Walk” is one of those writers that I keep reading.  I recently finished “Dakota” … Continue reading

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The Second Gaze – Richard Rohr

Why do we need to pray without ceasing?  Perhaps because that is the only way to be in the right “heart space” to properly respond to each of the day’s challenges.  That’s what I got out of this great insight … Continue reading

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A New Old Way to Pray – Shane Claiborne

From one of the leaders of the new monastic movement here is an overview of why they are using liturgy in their prayers. It has been said we should live with the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in … Continue reading

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Divine Synergy: Genetic Engineering – Jill Weber

Check out Jill Weber’s “Off the Wall” blog today.  She describes the great way that her House of Prayer is blending two different styles of night and day prayer. Divine Synergy: The Art of Collaboration ~ Genetic Engineering I can remember … Continue reading

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