Archives for 2011
|Peter, from Franco Zeffirelli’s Jesus of Nazareth
I see you
Writing God-whispers as you hear them. The exciting holy ground where a prophetic ministry (if that’s not being
Wind high and cold, the sun low, short its course
The sea running high.
Deep red the bracken; its shape is lost;
The wild goose has raised its accustomed cry,
cold has seized the birds’ wings;
season of ice, this is my news.
Scribbled by a monk on the margin of his manuscript in ninth century, Ireland.
There is no internet or iPhone or iPad coverage in the retreat centre, so I will be taking a blog break until the 20th December.
Have a blessed Advent, everyone.
The second is an awareness of the stillness of God’s presence. This has often been called “a thin place” where the veil between heaven and earth has been pulled back. It is easy to pray, to be still, to listen, to worship. It is also a place of joy, of creativity and of learning, a place of encounter.
Visitors coming on retreat at Ffald-y-Brenin tend to find it restful, challenging or life changing, depending on their purpose in coming and God’s agenda for them while they are here.
At its heart, Ffald-y-Brenin is a House of Prayer. Everything that happens is soaked in prayer. Guests are welcome to join with us and gaze into the face of Jesus during our daily rhythm of morning, midday and evening prayer if they choose. Some have deep encounters with God at those times. “