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Author Archives: Bosco Peters

New Camaldoli Hermitage

New Camaldoli Hermitage

I am privileged to have made a retreat at New Camaldoli Hermitage – I went specially to the area to do so as part of a longer trip. And I am an Associate of New Zealand’s Cistercian monastery – Cistercian Associates try to live in a manner similar to Camaldolese oblates mentioned in this video.… Continue Reading

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Transubstantiation

Transubstantiation

This post continues from last week’s Christ’s Presence in the Eucharist. I suggest you read that post first. This post is part of a dialogue with other sites proposing “virtualism” as a new way forward, a “middle way” between real presence and receptionism. I contend that the Presence of Christ in the Eucharistic elements of… Continue Reading

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Jesus “the son of Mary” Mark 6:3

Jesus “the son of Mary” Mark 6:3

Last Sunday’s Gospel reading (Mark 6:1-13) had many fascinating moments that caused us to think again. I want to pause with Mark 6:3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary Firstly, Mark never mentions Jesus’ father. Secondly, Luke 4:22 and Matthew 13:55 read “the son of Joseph” and “the son of the carpenter”.… Continue Reading

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Christ’s Presence in the Eucharist

Christ’s Presence in the Eucharist

The exact mechanism of Christ’s Presence (or not!) in the Eucharistic elements of consecrated bread and wine appears to me to be approached in a way that nothing else is. How is Christ present where you are now? How is Christ present when two or more are gathered in His Name? Exact mechanism please –… Continue Reading

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Lessons from the Thai Cave Rescue

Lessons from the Thai Cave Rescue

It felt like the whole world, whatever our differences, has been united around our shared hope that the children and their coach be rescued. I call the source of the shared unity, that shared energy, “God”. You use whatever term you feel more comfortable with. 17 days. Mission impossible. I was certainly conscious of them… Continue Reading

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Resources for Ordinary Week 15

Resources for Ordinary Week 15

Let us pray (in silence) [that we may follow the Good Shepherd] pause O God, you shine the light of your truth so that any who stray into error may be able to return to the right path, grant that all who profess the Christian faith may reject whatever is contrary to the name of… Continue Reading

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Anglicans and Roman Catholics

Anglicans and Roman Catholics

The main point of this post is to point out that the following document is now available: Walking Together on the Way Learning to Be the Church—Local, Regional, Universal. An Agreed Statement of the Third Anglican–Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC III) Erfurt 2017. It is a 77 page document, and so will take some digesting.… Continue Reading

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