Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Blessings from Lindisfarne!

Today I received a friendly reply on my email message to the ‘The Open Gate’ community on Lindisfarne! I am happy to share this message from Graham Booth with you:

“The Open Gate retreat house and resource centre is a full time ministry in the business of re-digging the wells here. This is the ‘mother house’ of the internationally dispersed Community of Aidan & Hilda and we are planning to develop a larger Centre of Living Spirituality on this site. The island has a Heritage Centre and the Priory Museum that very fully describe and explain the heritage through the ages but our passion is to show people that the God of Aidan, Cuthbert and the other Celtic Saints is still alive and well. To develop a place where God the Father, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit are seen to be the ‘Three of Limitless Love’, now in the C21st, and can still be experienced through the glory of creation, in a personal relationship of love and trust and in the context of a living community. The Holy Island of Lindisfarne is a wonderful place, a ‘thin place’ where the gap between heaven and earth is indeed thin in the experience of many who come here. To find us why not visit our developing website?”
Graham Booth, Warden ‘The Open Gate’
Holy Island, Berwick upon Tweed

Thank you very much for taking the time to write to me, Graham. May the Lord bless you, your wife Ruth and the Community of Aidan & Hilda. And of course I do hope to visit you one day!


Mike said...

A 'thin place' is the best way to discribe the island.