Lunesdale Community Blog

Holy Week in Taize 0

Holy Week in Taize

Happy Easter, Christ is risen! First of all a little update on community members: We are five again with the Walker family and James. However, in addition to us all, our little group of...

Banned Music Night 0

Banned Music Night

We were excited to start the “banned” series with the young people with an evening exploring controversial music and controversy itself a little bit. It turned out to be really interesting. We started with...

Hospitality IV 0

Hospitality IV

This is the final post in the Hospitality series. I can hardly wait to tell you the news: three new members are living with us. The next post will introduce them. Living generously Being...

Hospitality III 0

Hospitality III

Breaking bread When Jesus visited Martha and Mary, Martha was aware that the body isn’t nourished by the Spirit alone and that ‘someone here has got to do the cooking’ for the hungry travellers....

Hospitality II 0

Hospitality II

Beautiful memories from Morbacka Retreat Home came back while I looked through old photos for this post. All the pictures were taken in January 2007. I hope one day we will hold annual young...

Hospitality 0

Hospitality

The next few blog posts are a translation of an article which was originally written by myself in Finnish for a publication of Hiljaisuuden Ystävät (Friends of Silence) in February 2017. It feels appropriate...

Christ is risen! 0

Christ is risen!

I tried to dedicate Lent to pondering the question ‘why did Jesus have to die’. Or, maybe more accurately, questioning the question. My Lenten reading was the Stature of Waiting (W.H. Vanstone, 1982) alongside...

Light in the darkness 0

Light in the darkness

Early winter’s morning a single flame shines a little light. It brings the whole room to life shadows of angel chimes in the ceiling. The contrast makes darkness visible. Your light in every living...

Breathing in the Divine 0

Breathing in the Divine

Did you know that your very first and your last breath in this life are prayer? I came across this thought in a video where Richard Rohr spoke about the Yahweh prayer. Apparently the...

One thing I ask 0

One thing I ask

In the summer while travelling and staying with people it seemed very difficult to maintain a pattern of personal prayer. I more or less manged to do a bit of reading and reflection in...