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Reawakening Our Origins Pt.2.

In this slightly longer than normal video, (part two of the three part series entitled Reawakening our Origins), Greg Valerio explores the idea of The Monastic Church as a stripped back reality rooted in simply prayer and work. Early Celtic Monastic Christians saw discipleship as the practice of Imitating Christ and walking in a Spirit of Holiness.

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6 Comments

  • Gill
    February 18, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    Wow! – Thank you Greg! That was really informative – there is sooooo much to discover in this pathway – do you have written notes of this talk that we could read ? There’s loads of things/ writers you mentioned we’d like to study.
    Do you have any recommended reading ? – ha that’ll be a long list no doubt! – we have much to learn

    Gill &Co – exploring the way into holiness with Him ????
    Shepherds Stream

  • Scott Jenkins
    February 18, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    Appreciate your thoughts very much. Thank you.

  • Greg Valerio
    February 18, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    HI Gil,

    Thanks for the encouraging words as always. Politics of Jesus by John Howard Yoder, Spaces for the Sacred by Philip Sheldrake are where I would begin. If you want to read search my blog of a few years ago entitled The Monastic Church, as this video blog was an update on that historical post. The Shepherds Stone is looking good and will be making its journey to the farmstead shortly… Blessings.

  • Greg Valerio
    February 18, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    Hi Scott, just checked out your site, sounds and looks great. You may be interested to know I will be in ABQ in April with Larry Littlebird. I know its a distance for you but if you able be great to see you/meet you.https://www.listeningground.org/walking-backward.html

  • Geoffrey Young
    February 18, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    I need to listen to this over and over. You are articulating what I have felt( and many others) for a long time. So many points here for thought and prayer. Thank you and God bless from the land of saints, Cornwall.

  • Marc SMALLEY
    February 19, 2019 at 2:20 am

    Bonjour Greg,
    Having listened through your 2nd presentation, I am keen to know what the Society of St. Columba community looks like in terms of people living that community today on the ground. How many are you and what does the core community look like??

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