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July 2018

Blueprint’s Reconciled

Blueprint Church is a pioneer mission unit of the Wellington Diocese, founded in 2013 as part of the new way forward envisaged by Bishop Justin Duckworth who took up leadership of the Wellington Diocese half way through 2012. Now, Blueprint has produced “an album of contemporary arrangements for corporate worship drawing on the Eucharist liturgies,

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Saint James the Great

Today is the Feast Day of Saint James the Great. Here is the reading of his martyrdom (Acts 11:27-12:3): At that time prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. One of them named Agabus stood up and predicted by the Spirit that there would be a severe famine over all the world; and this took

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Pray As You Can

There are many ways to pray. Prayer is a relationship, and, like any relationship, it is enriched, is maintained, and grows in and through a variety of ways: doing things together, speaking, listening, being still together, physical/sacramental gestures – holding hands, kissing,… St Ignatius Loyola provides a lot of different ways of praying. In preparation

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Undesigned Coincidences

Hidden in Plain View: Undesigned Coincidences in the Gospels and Acts Paperback – by Lydia McGrew I spotted this (newish) book in the public library and was intrigued by its concept. As its subtitle indicates, the book is looking for “undesigned coincidences” between the Gospels, and also between the Acts of the Apostles and Paul’s

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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.

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