In the first episode, the hermit, Peter Calvay, introduces himself and describes his spiritual journey which led to the eremitical life on a remote island off the Scottish Outer Hebrides.
A two part interview with David Torkington for the Anglicanorum Coetibus Society
Each morning after his mother’s death, David’s father brought two cups of tea into his bedroom.
The first of a series of talks on Mystical Prayer given at Belmont Abbey, Herefordshire, England -1. Introduction to Journeying deeper
David gives a talk at his Book Launch of Wisdom from the Christian Mystics – How to Pray the Christian Way on 15th February 2018 at The Athenaeum, Pall Mall, London.
Introductory talk at Book Launch of Wisdom from the Christian Mystics – Rediscovering a theology of love
by Professor Henry Mayr- Harting – Emeritus Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History, Oxford, England.
Talk to the Discalced Carmelites, Boars Hill, Oxford, England. A historical perspective. Monasticism to Mendicants and back to Contemplation
The present moment is always full of infinite treasures. It contains far more than you have the capacity to hold. De Caussade
Progress in the Spiritual Life is rather like trying to walk up a downward escalator. The moment you stop going forward is the moment when you start going backwards.
An experience of human love whilst awaiting a train at Waterloo station gave David hope when he was beginning to think everything seemed hopeless. It helped inspire his next book – ‘Wisdom from the Christian Mystics.’