Solace podcast 005: 1 Peter 3 and R.S. Thomas

This week’s Solace includes an Examen prayer and a time of Lectio Divina – if you would like the resource sheet for the suggested steps for both of these, it is available here.

The Bible reading is taken from 1 Peter 3: 3-4, and the poem featured is ‘The Bright Field’ by R.S. Thomas – which first appeared in the 1975 collection “Laboratories of the Spirit” published by Macmillan.

The music used is the track ‘Affirmation’ from the album ’10 Minute Meditations’ by Lee Rosevere – go explore his stuff! https://leerosevere.bandcamp.com

Solace podcast 004: Luke 23 and Roger Robinson

This week’s Solace includes an Examen prayer and a time of listening (there are no written instructions for the listening prayer – everything you need to know is in the audio) – but if you haven’t got access to the resource sheet and would like it for the Examen, it is available here.

The Bible reading is Luke 23: 39-43, and the poem featured is ‘A Portable Paradise’ by Roger Robinson – from his 2019 collection ‘A Portable Paradise’ published by Peepal Tree Press.

The music used is the track ‘Mountain with Many Rivers’ from the album ‘Time-Lapse Volume 3 – ASMR’ by Lee Rosevere – go explore his stuff  – https://leerosevere.bandcamp.com

Solace podcast 003: Psalm 121 and Carol Ann Duffy

This week’s Solace includes an Examen prayer and a time of Lectio Divina – if you would like the resource sheet for the suggested steps for both of these, it is available here.

The Bible reading is Psalm 121: 1-3, and the poem featured is ‘Prayer’ by Carol Ann Duffy – from her 2013 collection ‘Mean Time’ published by Picador.

The music used is the track ‘Birds’ from the album ‘5 Minute Meditations vol.4 by Lee Rosevere – go explore his stuff – https://leerosevere.bandcamp.com

Solace podcast 002: Galatians 5 and U.A. Fanthorpe

This week’s Solace includes an Examen prayer and a time of listening (there are no written instructions for the listening prayer – everything you need to know is in the audio) – but if you haven’t got access to the resource sheet and would like it for the Examen, it is available here.

The Bible reading is Galatians 5: 22-23, and the meditation features the wonderful poem ‘Atlas’ by UA Fanthorpe – which first appeared in her 1995 collection ‘Safe As Houses’ published by Peterloo Poets.

The music featured is the track ‘Taking the Time’ from the album ’10 Minute Meditations by Lee Rosevere – go explore his stuff  – https://leerosevere.bandcamp.com

Solace podcast 001: Mark 4 and Wendy Cope

Audio Solace

This was the first test of the Solace format, so do forgive some rough edges here and there.

The Bible reading is Mark 4: 30-32 (the Parable of the Mustard Seed), and the meditation features the wonderful poem ‘Orb’ by Wendy Cope – which appears in her 2018 collection “Anecdotal Evidence”.  Do go and buy it from an independent retailer – or the Poetry Book Society: https://www.poetrybooks.co.uk/products/anecdotal-evidence-by-wendy-cope

If you haven’t got access to the resource sheet, it is available here

The music is ‘Dream 1 (before the wind blows it all away)’ by Max Richter.