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in the field of the world and the human heart

celebrating Clare of Assisi this year the garden (and shed) were vibrant with colour the heavens together with all creatures cannot contain the Creator – only the human soul and what incomparable treasure is hidden in that field Advertisements

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the best season of your life

now is the time to know that all you do is sacred now is the time for the world to know that every thought and action is sacred this is the time for you to compute the impossibility that there … Continue reading

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the risk of making

the image of the potter and the clay involves a relation of hands to the work which is the complete opposite of everything abstract, detached and controlled the relation of the artist to the creation is a relation of loving involvement … Continue reading

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the breeze at dawn

in the days before easter dawned we prepared plaited challah, hot cross buns (over 50!) and a good deal of homey bread…   we boiled and painted eggs… we gathered blossoms and spring flowers; and by saturday evening the monastery was decked yellow and … Continue reading

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strictly sevillana

sevillana* looks so colourful that the novice may fear complex practice and trainingrich lyrics explore country life, innocence, pilgrimage, everything about lovechoreography is passed on from generation to generation and knowing it is very useful sevillana can be enjoyed by all ages … Continue reading

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lawn as white as driven snow

Deep round the convent rooves the snows are sparkling to the sun and moon

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you may say that by and large it is Toby who’s in charge

He establishes control by a regular patrol, and he’d know at once if anything occurred. He will watch you without winking and he sees what you are thinking, and it’s certain that he doesn’t approve of hilarity and riot, so the … Continue reading

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glow light and grass blade

homey hall-decking this festive season kindled many a small light for meditation…thanks to lots of fun and frolicks gathering the holly and the ivy, especially on Christmas Eve (we did not miss out on the essential glitzy lights so crucial for … Continue reading

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happily hen pecked new year

the adolescent newcomers, their red combs barely formed, have been heralding the new year with the first fruits of their labour…literally because when the coops have been cleaned, the water topped up, the perches set in place and the corn feed scattered, … Continue reading

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make the dry tree flourish

Between the pine woods and orchard a pile of tree trunks felled years ago had quietly kept well the log that found us this Advent.

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