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Seeking the way of hospitality

Ian Adams on the community of the refectory

IN TIME, the monastic settlements of the remote desert paved the way for new religious communities located nearer to where most people lived. This was a rediscovery of an ancient Jewish way of life, given renewed emphasis by Jesus of Nazareth: love of God and love of neighbour.

I was on retreat at a priory of Carmelite friars. There was only one other guest — a man with what appeared to be his life possessions crammed into a battered old car. He told me that this was how he would be ...

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