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LESSONS FROM THE DESERT by Dr ROWAN WILLIAMS, EX-ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - February 19, 2015 ... imagine a way of life more incongruous to those of us living in 21st century Australia. Well, back in 2001, when he was the Archbishop of Wales, Rowan Williams was visiting Australia, and he gave a series of talks on the traditions of the Desert Fathers and their relevance to contemporary life. And this morning we're going to hear an edited version of one of those talks. It's a lecture whose title seems particularly appropriate to a time when globalisation is bringing individuals and ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2015/02/lessons-from-desert-by-dr-rowan.html
Another Step on the Way to Unity MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - December 3, 2014 11/29/2014 Phanar: The turning point for ecumenism my source: Vatican Insider A banner for Francis' meeting with Bartholomew(©Reuters) (©REUTERS) A BANNER FOR FRANCIS' MEETING WITH BARTHOLOMEW The Catholic Church "does not intend to make any demands" to restore full communion with Orthodox Christians. Pope Francis. Prospects for the new millennium. The "Ratzinger Proposal" is still echoed today GIANNI VALENTE ISTANBUL In the ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2014/12/another-step-on-way-to-unity.html