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The Community of the Resurrection consists of men who, freely accepting the call of God, have committed themselves to follow the gospel life.
We aim to renew this place of hospitality, welcome and learning as a resource for Church and society in a turbulent and changing world. Our aim is to ensure that all who come can share in our life and leave refreshed and renewed through their experience.
People who stay at the Mirfield Monastery, home of the Community of the Resurrection, come for a variety of different reasons. These can be individually arranged retreats, guided retreats led by a member of the Community or the College, week long special courses, or clergy retreats.
“God recedes as I approach and I’m tired of him playing hard to get. If God is just silence then I am disappointed by him. And yet the images keep coming …”
Not long before he left his Derbyshire home to be Artist in Residence at The Community of the Resurrection, Mirfield, Michael Cook was given a small, blank leather-bound book by a friend.
The journal he kept in it records his changing moods, his doubts, longings and emerging convictions, the drift of late summer into autumn, some of his many encounters with visitors to the monastery, and how all these relate to a body of work he produced on the raising of Lazarus.
A unique insight into the haphazardness of the creative process and the untidiness of faith, Reaching Towards is for anyone who is as much disconcerted as comforted by faith, but who wants to keep the longing for God alive.
Author: Michael Cook