Website of the Week: Life, Death and Neighbours

November 7, 2021

Former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, has given six inspiring talks on modern Christian meditation and the desert tradition, drawing on the spiritual teaching of Benedictine monk, Dom John Main.

In these talks he reflects on the wisdom of the Fathers and Mothers of the Egyptian Desert in the fourth century, from which the tradition of Christian meditation has emerged.

He reflects on questions that deeply touch our modern lives. How do we live in relationship with others? How do we discover the truth about ourselves? What are our priorities, our fears? What is the place of silence, of language? How do we live within our own limitations?

Rowan Williams encourages us to enter into the challenges and simplicity of the desert and find healing for our fragmented condition.

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