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Welcome to the cloister a podcast of conversations on monasticism and spiritual formation.  

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Welcome to the cloister a podcast of conversations on monasticism and spiritual formation.  

    Teach us to Pray - Inherited Instinct

    Teach us to Pray - Inherited Instinct

    Send us a Text Message.Father Fintan talks in this podcast about our 'inherited instinct' for prayer, recognising how all creation is capable of praising God. www.monasticretreats.co.uk/thecloister/ www.facebook.com/MonasticRetreats/ www.instagram.com/monasticretreats

    • 5 min
    Teach us to Pray - How to Pray

    Teach us to Pray - How to Pray

    Send us a Text Message.Today we are continuing our new series entitled ‘teach us to pray’. Father John from Glenstal Abbey shares some thoughts on different styles and ways of praying. www.monasticretreats.co.uk/thecloister/ www.facebook.com/MonasticRetreats/ www.instagram.com/monasticretreats

    • 8 min
    Teach us to Pray - What is Prayer?

    Teach us to Pray - What is Prayer?

    Send us a Text Message.Today we are starting a new series here on our podcast entitled ‘teach us to pray’. With current world events and a growing sense of helplessness in the midst of global turmoil, this series again from our friends at Glenstal Abbey is both timely and important. Today Father Christopher starts this series by considering how the act of prayer itself is a raising of the mind and heart to God. www.monasticretreats.co.uk/thecloister/ www.facebook.com/Mo...

    • 7 min
    The Jesus Prayer - A Guided Practice

    The Jesus Prayer - A Guided Practice

    Send us a Text Message.The Jesus Prayer is a simple prayer “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.” The tradition of the Jesus Prayer goes back to the “prayer of the mind,” recommended by the ancient monks of the Egyptian desert. It was continued as the “prayer of the heart” in Byzantine Hesychasm, a monastic system that seeks to achieve divine quietness.There are many ways to approach this ancient and simple form of prayer. Here Canon Robin Morrison shares a little a...

    • 18 min
    The Rule of Saint Benedict - Stewardship

    The Rule of Saint Benedict - Stewardship

    Send us a Text Message.This is the final part in our series on ‘The Rule of Saint Benedict’ led by the monks of Glenstal Abbey. In today’s episode Br Oscar gives an interesting take on sustainability and the stewardship of goods in the monastery according to Benedict's Rule. I would like to say a huge thank you to the community at Gelnstal Abbey for their wonderful reflections over the last few months. If you would like to find out more about Glenstal Abbey you can visi...

    • 11 min
    Seasonal Episode - Pentecost with Fr Oswald

    Seasonal Episode - Pentecost with Fr Oswald

    Send us a Text Message.This liturgical year we are being joined by Fr Oswald from Ampleforth Abbey. In this seasonal extra episode of ‘The Cloister’ he shares some reflections on the season of Pentecost. www.monasticretreats.co.uk/thecloister/ www.facebook.com/MonasticRetreats/ www.instagram.com/monasticretreats

    • 11 min

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