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Letters to AO

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Letters from 27 November to 3 December 2006

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I just wanted to compliment you on having such a wonderful and comprehensive site. It is truly a labor of love and that love is reflected in the great job that you do.

Though we are a small and new communion, we do consider ourselves part of the greater Anglican family. And as such we have put your small banner on the home page of the Union Life Communion website. May the Lord be with you and continue to bless you greatly.

Bishop Robert Conley
Union Life Communion
Parkersburg, West Virginia, USA
27 November 2006

Back to the Rule itself

Thank you thank you thank you for your AO cover essay this week on St. Benedict. I have been trying to follow the ideals in his little Rule ever since I read Esther de Waal's "Seeking God" a number of years ago. I've helped start a small Benedictine cell at my church - we read de Waal's book and the Toolbox book mentioned in your essay, and now we are going back to the Rule itself. And it is thanks to Cranmer and Benedict that we have our Anglican way of life, bounded by the Daily Office.

There is an organization which promotes the use of the Rule by sponsoring Benedictine Experiences and by helping parish groups set up groups to study the Rule: The Friends of St Benedict.

Diana Smith
St. Alban's
Washington DC, USA
28 November 2006

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