Category Archives: Urban Monasticism

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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Community Dinners by Cherie White

If anyone can talk about “Incarnational” living it is Aaron & Cherie White who are part of the 614 Community in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.  They also lead a 24-7 Prayer “Boiler Room”.  Every weekday they have a community … Continue reading

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The Loving Presence of a People of Prayer – Jill Weber

DTES – The Downtown East Side in the city of Vancouver, B.C. is probably the most challenging neighbourhood in all of Canada.  A good place for a House of Prayer.  Read this article about Jill Weber’s recent visit to the … Continue reading

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“Yes” – Jill Weber

I look forward to the writing that Jill Weber from the Greater Ontario House of Prayer (GOHOP) does on her blog “Off the Wall”.  Today she invites us into her story of saying “Yes” to God. Summer. 2010. I am … 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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“Come On” – new YouTube from 24-7 Prayer

I am always inspired by the short videos produced by the folks over at 24-7 Prayer.com Here’s the latest … Don’t forget that you can participate in “This Prayer Hour has 22 Minutes” tonight at 11:11 PM EST.  Check it … 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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