Spiritual Friendship: Finding God In Our Human Relationships

Aelred of Rievaulx came from a long line of married priests. He was the fourth generation of priests in his family, and his great grandfather had been shrine bearer for Cuthbert in Durham. Aelred is a perfect example of Celtic Christianity having thin boundaries with the traditions around it. He was an Anglo-Saxon, an Englishman, … Continue reading Spiritual Friendship: Finding God In Our Human Relationships

Unknowledge Base: Explore Christian Mysticism Online

Today I would like to share a guest post with you from my friend Carl McColman. Carl is a full-time contemplative writer, blogger, podcaster and speaker. He is the author of numerous books, including The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, Unteachable Lessons, and the forthcoming Eternal Heart. Find Carl online at www.anamchara.com. His newest project is a really cool … Continue reading Unknowledge Base: Explore Christian Mysticism Online

Recollection: Purity of Heart and the Kingdom of Heaven

The term recollection comes originally from Greek philosophy. For Plato recollection was associated with the forms. It was a kind of remembering in which sensible objects remind us of their eternal forms. In this sense recollection is something like the religious devotion inspired by icons. The painted image triggers our deeper knowing to help us … Continue reading Recollection: Purity of Heart and the Kingdom of Heaven