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Lindisfarne Community Rule

In the Lindisfarne Community we seek to follow the way of the new monasticism as expressed in our Rule. 

Our Rule may be summarized as: “To love, to serve, to forgive.” 

Our community prayer is: “That I may be as Christ to those I meet; that I may find Christ within them.” 

We are committed to:

1. A balanced life of Prayer, Study, Work and Rest.

2. The Understandings of the Lindisfarne Community — to make them our own and to live according to them.

3. The Practices of the New Monasticism: 

• Eucharist. 
Eucharist as frequently as possible and usually not less than once each week.
• Daily Office. 
Daily prayer and Bible reading. (the Lindisfarne Community has its own edition of the Daily Office, based on the Anglican and Celtic traditions.)
• Meditation. 
Daily periods of personal meditation and stillness; resting in the presence of God. 
• Mindfulness. 
The practice of finding God in all things and being thankful; becoming aware of the creation as we live in the light of God over all and in all. 
• Study. 
Joining the head and the heart, seeing no conflict between a deep spirituality and academic pursuits. 
• Service. 
Service in the church or the world as a regular commitment. 

4. Soul Friendship. 

The Celtic idea of the anamchara. A Christian friend, lay or ordained, of maturity and wisdom, from within or without the Lindisfarne Community, to help guide spiritual life.

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