Articles by: Natalie Acton

Spirit engenders a desire to deepen our relationships of connection and belonging

Chapter 50 of the Rule of Benedict, written to address the circumstances when the whole community could not gather for prayer, has particular resonance for our times, writes Natalie Acton.

Posted on: August 18, 2021

Mary and the lost art of waiting

In our contemporary, connected world, that delicious down time, that lovely space created by waiting seems to have been crowded with production, writes Natalie Acton.

Posted on: November 21, 2018

A revolution that starts in the heart

An afternoon with poets and writers delivered Natalie Acton with “an unexpected and precious gift”. “I think I’d experienced… what Benedictine Sister Joan Chittister names as having an ‘unboundaried heart’.”

Posted on: August 15, 2018

Binge-watching our Easter journey

While studies reveal “binge-watching” isn’t good for our physical health and social well-being, could it also have an impact on our spiritual health, asks Natalie Acton.

Posted on: March 21, 2018

Hidden figures in Bethlehem

A recent trip to the cinema saw me quite by accident stumble across one of the most uplifting movies of 2017, and strangely, it got me thinking about Advent, writes...

Posted on: November 15, 2017