Weekly Bible Study

Weekly Bible Study   

The “ Fearless Bible Study” group, which meets at 10:30 a.m on Wednesday morning in the Library,  continues to be “fearless”, embarking on new areas to explore and share.  In the past weeks we have studied and practiced different kinds of prayer described in the Catechism.  We are now exploring Celtic spirituality and prayer guided by the book “Praying with the Celtic Saints” by Mary Earle and Sylvia Maddox.  Author Fr. Timothy Joyce, OSB writes of the book: “Earle and Maddox introduce us to the fascinating topic of Celtic Christianity through the embodiment of the particular lives of saintly men and women.  In addition, they offer any reader practical assistance for a really down to earth way to pray.”

Each of these Celtic saints is shown to be a companion for us on our journey in faith and service, a companion who is able to nourish our hearts, minds, souls and bodies.  In each of their stories we not only see the life of Jesus continuing to be made flesh, but we are able to look for the presence and action of Jesus in our own lives.

The Celtic tradition of prayer and spirituality is at the very heart of our unique Anglican Church heritage.  It understands creation itself as a revelation of Divine presence, goodness and blessing.  Having explored St. Patrick and St. Bridgit, in the coming weeks we will open our hearts and minds to St. David of Wales,  St. Columba of Iona and others.  All are invited to come share the journey and discover new companions on the way.

Fr. Paul Thompson