Written by Seb Slater on 3rd February 2016. Posted in: House
We still have a couple of spaces left for a day of led reflection with Malcolm Guite on 13th February.
Lent is a time to re-orient ourselves, clarify our minds, slow down, recover from distraction and focus on the values of God’s kingdom. Poetry with its power, as Coleridge put it, ‘to awaken the mind’s attention, directing it to the loveliness and the wonders of the world before us’ is an ideal companion for this time.
Acclaimed poet and priest Malcolm Guite will read and guide you through a sequence of poems that will take you from the Temptations of the Wilderness to the intensity and transformation of Holy Week. He will look at how poems are fruitful companions on our pilgrim’s path and journey through the desert landscape in Lent and provide refreshment and nourishment for the soul along the way. Malcolm will look at how poetry can deepen prayer, and how we can walk with Christ through Holy Week.
Malcolm Guite is Chaplain of Girton College, Cambridge and his published poetry collections include Waiting on the Word, Sounding the Seasons and The Singing Bowl. For this poetic journey into Lent, Malcolm will select and reflect on poems from The Word in the Wilderness, a poem a day for Lent and Easter.
Cost £30 ( including refreshments )