Wednesday, October 11, 2006

A right thing to do with a redundant church and vicarage
One successful idea: turn them into a monastery! The many little traditionalist orders could be today’s slum priests. From Ship of Fools.

Another example described there:
The Anglican Parish Church of St James in Bristol is an ancient city-centre Norman priory church that was no longer needed by the C of E and about 10 years ago was transferred to the Little Brothers of Nazareth, a Roman Catholic group which ministers to drug addicts, alcoholics and doubtless other lost souls. The LBoN have built very attractive residential buildings next to the church and the church has a real feeling of the sacred again.

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