Self-isolation – lessons from Carlo Carretto

Self-isolation – lessons from Carlo Carretto

Hilary Pearson writes: Carlo Carretto (1910-1988) was born in Italy.  In his early twenties he started a very active life as a teacher and leader of…

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Self-isolation – lessons from Etty Hillesum

Self-isolation – lessons from Etty Hillesum

Hilary Pearson writes: Etty Hillesum (1914-1943) was a Dutch Jew. Her father was a teacher, her mother was a Russian Jewish refugee.  Etty studied in Amsterdam, first…

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Self-isolation – lessons from Thomas Merton

Self-isolation – lessons from Thomas Merton

Hilary Pearson writes: Thomas Merton (1915-1968) is one of the best-known modern monks, famous for his many writings which include autobiographies and books on biblical…

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Self-isolation – lessons from the Desert Fathers and Mothers

Self-isolation – lessons from the Desert Fathers and Mothers

Hilary Pearson writes: Medieval hermits and anchorites (like Annora) took the inspiration for their chosen solitary vocation from people in the early days of Christianity,…

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Self-isolation – lessons from Annora

Self-isolation – lessons from Annora

Hilary Pearson writes: As we enter a period of uncertain length in which most of us are self-isolating or at least spending a lot of…

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MAGAZINE: Andrew's Letter

MAGAZINE: Andrew’s Letter

Our application to the Heritage Lottery Fund — Our application to the Heritage Fund has not been successful. Demand for funds was such that not…

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