Tuesday, August 30, 2005

August Taize at St Philip's

Thankyou all so much for Taize Sunday evening.

I was feeling pretty weary and as we worshipped it was as though the Lord
just lifted me into his presence and allowed me to rest there; no agendas,
no work to do, nothing to think about, just being with him. For me this was
a huge [and somewhat unexpected gift] for which I thank you and Him.

I really appreciated the simple music from the back
I found it haunting and it helped me connect with the simplicity of the

To you all once again Thanks.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Taize Funeral

Last night the community was pleased to assist at the ecumenical memorial service for Br. Roger. It was a time of great beauty and peace, St Georges Cathederal almost full.
The title of this entry will take you to the Taize page of photos and text from the funeral.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Brother Roger

Brother Roger of Taize

While we met last night, more importantly we awoke to the news that last night Brother Roger, founder of the Taize community, was slain by a mentally deranged woman during Vespers.
We share the shock of the entire world, especially our monastic brothers and sisters , including our good friend from Taize, Brother Gishlan.
The community will offer prayers for the Taize Community through the week.
For more information link here
If you wish to leave a comment about Taize, please do so and I will forward it to them for their book of rememberence.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Saturday, August 13, 2005


Shrine, 2004, (installation view)

Art by community member, Peter.

Thursday, August 11, 2005


Although we have been meeting together for the last 7 years - can you believe it? - last night we celebrated our First anniversary as the Transfiguration Community. To mark this occasion, we made promises, not vows, to support our community life. Here is what we promised:

We will honor:

The light of our Benedictine Heritage.
May we always value silence, stillness and prayer

The light of Hospitality.
May we always nourish one another.

The light of Relationship.
May we always remember to value one another, married or Single.

The light of compassion.
May we always be generous in our care for one another.

The light of work.
May we always value each others occupations and activities.

The light of our children.
May we always see them as gifts from God.

The light of faithfulness
May we continue to be faithful to our community life.

The light of honesty
May we continue to share with humor and truthfulness.

The light of Openness.
May we always be open to the work of the Spirit within us.

The light of newness
May our minds not be closed to the adventure of faith.

And our thanks to you who read this webpage and support us with prayer.
May God continue to bless you.