Abbot Martin of Ealing Abbey giving the first talk on the podcast (that's me on the right!).
Saturday 12th September kicked off the first of many events on monastic spirituality. The forum, called the Community of Nazareth met in a hall near to the abbey after mass to listen to a talk (which is now a podcast on the website here) given by the abbot of the Benedictine community in Ealing. He talked about 'running in the light of the Rule of St. Benedict'. After this talk was a period of Lectio Divina followed by a blessing of the icon on the table... and, of course, tea; coffee and biscuits.
The Community of Nazareth: Monastic Spirituality Forum will meet roughly once a month and anyone is welcome to join them at the meetings (which I thoroughly suggest!). There will be so much to learn from the talks and from other people at the forum about implementing monastic spirituality in everyday life. I have included the events of the year with the forum below (you can also get a copy from their website).
So, if you're interested in engaging with monastic spirituality, why not give them a visit? Details for the year are all on the sheets above, but if you would like more information and to catch up on their podcasts, take a look on their website: www.communityofnazareth.com !