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Ray's Blog: September 2014

Liminal, Healing And Energised Visitors

Three cameos from last month’s pilgrims:

1. A lady from a London group told me how her father, who had dementia, died a beautiful death. She sat with him for five hours while he smiled, at peace. She wanted to celebrate this liminal time by visiting...

Posted at 03:25am on 24th September 2014

Pilgrims And Midwives At Blackburn

I went to Blackburn: to give a retreat at Whalley Abbey, the William Temple Lecture at the cathedral, and a church leaders training day at Preston. The lecture was titled 'Pilgrimage, Place and Hospitality'. You can download it as William Temple lecture.... In the lecture I used pilgrimage as...
Posted at 01:58am on 17th September 2014

Scotland Decides

The Scottish referendum on Independence draws near. Never before have I witnessed an entire people so deeply animated by serious issues. I have close friends who take opposite sides. The community of Aidan and Hilda does not take sides. I personally, who live on the Borders, feel...
Posted at 01:08am on 8th September 2014

Power Struggles

Dutch, Deutsche, Norsk and English voices say the Our Father together in our temporary chapel which has standing room only. Jan leads a retreat for Norway pilgrims mostly new to Holy Island. I talk about Celtic models of church. Individuals from this and other groups want to...
Posted at 05:35am on 3rd September 2014
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