The Abbey School 2017 faced the present predicament of individualism, and the ways in which it has made itself comfortable in the church. By following the lives of two men who started off as hermits - and then went on to found Eastern and Western monasticism - we watched their personal and theological transformation from isolation to community.
Communion at St. Anthony's
Matt and Julie serve the bread and wine
as they have often done,
as they will do again nearer sea level.
themselves, they offer us a holy sign
of how in Christ we’re one
with him. So throw your mobile at the devil,
this is God’s domain,
and God is real, not virtual love; he knows
our joy and pain, his name is friend, not fate,
think poetry, not prose;
for in his Son he occupied our state,
he wore our dusty, ordinary clothes
to make us somehow great.
- Jock Stein, July 2017