THE WEAVE OF MANQUEHUE PRAYER NEWSLETTER
#006 TUESDAY 4th MAY 2021
The Weave of Manquehue Prayer is a network of friends that seek to help one another to pray, to cultivate spiritual friendship and to share with many the Good News of the Risen Christ. The Weave draws from the charism of the Manquehue Movement to enrich initiatives of evangelisation and service.
Christ is risen. Alleluia!! Let us rejoice and be glad. Alleluia!! The Paschal Mystery is now shining on us with all its glory during this time of Easter. This is the most important event that we celebrate. An event which has dramatically changed the course not only of the human race but of the entire cosmos.
Let us remember that on the Easter Candle a very important engraving is the current year; in this case, 2021. That speaks of the reality that He is risen TODAY with all its circumstance that we all know enough about. The Light of that candle which is the Light and Power of the resurrection is affecting us today with all its radiance, to transform all our wounds into glorious ones. Awake then! Awake! “Rise up, work of my hands, you who were created in my image. Rise, let us leave this place, for you are in me and I am in you. together we form only one person and we cannot be separated.”
Weave Retreat 2021- 25th-27th June 2021- Ampleforth Abbey
As vaccinations are rolled out and lockdown restrictions continue to ease across the country, we are starting to make plans to come together in person for a retreat for the first time since January 2020! We are really looking forward to being able to come together again to share a weekend of prayer and friendship. After a long time of being apart and praying together online or in Spirit, we are really looking forward to the opportunity to see you again! Please sign up by filling in this form.
Weave Welcome and Working Fortnight- 12th- 25th July 2021- Downside Abbey
You are very welcome for a time to live, work and pray as a community with other people from the Weave. There will be spaces to stay with the St Scholastica Community at Downside throughout the two weeks from the 12th to the 25th July and you are welcome to stay for as short or as long as you would like. If you are interested, please fill in this form to let us know what dates you would like to be there.
Weave Easter Celebrations
Throughout Holy Week and the Easter Octave, the Weave shared times of prayer both online with a Palm Sunday General Vespers and Liturgy of the Hours throughout Holy Week on Discord, and an Easter Celebration of the Word on Zoom, and offline, by following a retreat booklet for the Triduum. Maria from Norwich, shares what being able to celebrate the Paschal Mystery in this way meant for her;
“Before beginning the Lectio, the retreat booklet recommended spending a few minutes in silence. In this silence, my understanding grew.
I began to consider how on Holy Saturday the Apostles were so close to the joy and glory of Easter Sunday. Yet all that they could see at that point was the suffering and death which had just passed.
In many ways, we all find ourselves in a Holy Saturday sort of existence at the moment. Often made unhappy by the fallout of Covid-19 but, crucially, moving closer to the renewal, joy and new hope of Easter Sunday. And, unlike the Apostles who had yet to witness Jesus’ resurrection, we are blessed with the knowledge of how miraculously God can heal any painful situation. I was reminded of this at the Easter Vigil when the church which we’d entered in darkness was finally lit up for Easter Sunday!”
Read more here.
New Manquehue Edition of the Rule of St Benedict
This pocket edition of the Rule of St Benedict is for readers who want to get to know St Benedict himself. Its compact portability makes it easy to keep it close to hand. Growing familiarity will enable its readers to attend to the message they hear from a loving Father in such a way that it pierces their heart (cf. RB P: 1). St Benedict will invite both them and the particular community to which they belong to tread the path of conversion that will lead them back to God.
Read more about this edition of the Rule here.
If you would like to buy copies of this edition of the Rule, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
It costs £7 per copy or £5 on orders over 30 copies, plus postage and packaging.
I Have Seen the Lord
"I have seen the Lord" is a publication by The Weave of Manquehue Prayer.
This book is a compilation of testimonies from people young and old, lay and monastic. These are stories about meaning, purpose, joy, conviction, consolation, truth, way and life, found not in some ideas but in someone.
It is now available from Amazon UK in both paperback and Kindle
MASS FOR THE WEAVE
A Mass is now being said for the Weave once a month by Fr John Tabor of Westminster Diocese. We are very grateful for this spiritual support.
Thank you very much also to all of you who have been praying for the Weave over these past months.
We are continuing with our programme of online activities as social distancing measures remain in place and we would love to see you there!
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