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Sunday, 10 January 2016

Silence and Honey Cakes: The Wisdom of the Desert

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Each Wednesday in Lent from 17 February until 23 March we invite you to join us at St Martin-in-the-Fields for our Bread of the World, an informal Eucharist 6.30pm.

We will be taking the wisdom of the 4th-5th century desert fathers and mothers as the theme for reflection. This will be followed by a simple Lenten supper before we divide into groups to share thoughts and our response to this desert wisdom. We will be using former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams’ book: Silence and Honeycakes: The Wisdom of the Desert as our guide. In it he explores the extraordinary wisdom that comes from this desert spirituality much of which resonates so strongly with aspects of our won modern spiritual search:
  • How can we discover the truth about ourselves?
  • How can we live in relationship with others?
  • What does the desert say about recognising our priorities?
  • How do we learn to pray?
  • How can we create a fearless community?
The desert fathers and mothers offer a message of both profound simplicity and depth. Join us as together we journey into the desert to rediscover some of the most vital truth about our lives and faith. All are welcome

The cost of Lent Study is £15 which includes a copy of the book Silence and Honeycakes (plus a recommended to donation of £2 towards the supper each week). For those who already have a copy of the book the cost of the Lent Study is £8.


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