anglican focus

The news site of the Anglican Church Southern Queensland: nourishing and connecting our faith community

Community of St Anselm

Reflections Reflections

A Protestant and her mother, Mary

“But in this moment, as I sat down to pray, I was neither a Protestant nor Roman Catholic, but a daughter coming before her Father with burdens too heavy to bear, desiring the comforting embrace of her mom, who was over 5,000 miles, a seven-hour time difference, and 26 more days of silence away,” reflects a former Community of St Anselm member on her unexpected encounter with Mary during a recent silent retreat

Reflections Reflections

The joy of years

A member of the Community of St Anselm, the new monastic movement based at Lambeth Palace in London, Steven Semanda, on lessons learned from spending time in spiritual retreat with religious communities