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Common Era: Monks, Orders and Rules (Episode 04)

Jul 26 2021, 02:46 PM

The last few years have seen a surge of interest in monasticism, rules, liturgies, and all kind of orthodox practices, in many unexpected circles. At the same time, the daily life of Catholic Orders are little known to outsiders. What are monastic Orders, and what’s behind the renewed appeal? Post-evangelical poet David Benjamin Blower and Passionist priest Nicholas Postlethwaite talk about the history behind orders, the rise of ‘new monasticism’, and the tensions between hierarchy and autonomy that lie behind the whole concept.

Common Era: Spirituality in an Age of Change is a new short-run podcast series from Passionists. Find out more at commonerapodcast.com.

You can also listen to the audio-only version on Anchor or Spotify.

Passionists UK Common Era: Funeral Rites (Episode 07)

Common Era: Funeral Rites (Episode 07)

Episode 7 of our podcast series. What is coming to an end at this time? How can we hold healthy funerals, and become good stewards of change?

Aug 23 2021

Passionists UK Common Era: Pressures of Past and Future (Episode 06)

Common Era: Pressures of Past and Future (Episode 06)

Episode 6 of our podcast series. What does it feel like to be on the threshold of change - to be living at significant moments in time?

Aug 09 2021

Passionists UK Common Era: Changed by the Margins (Episode 05)

Common Era: Changed by the Margins (Episode 05)

Episode 5 of our podcast series. How do we step outside our known world, and see it anew through the eyes of those on the margins of society?

Aug 02 2021