Monastery Launches RSS Feed for Daily Devotion
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The Brothers of the Society of Saint John the Evangelist announced today that due to popular demand they created an RSS feed for their Brother, Give Us A Word daily devotion. The RSS feed will allow others (churches, youth ministries, camps and Christian music groups) to post it on their website.
“While Brother, Give Us A Word appears on our website and Facebook page, we were asked if we could share it with an even broader audience. People told us that reading it every morning is both a wonderful way to start their day and habit forming. We’re happy to provide a morning dose of spirituality. The earliest monks and nuns were actively sought for counsel because the clarity and simplicity of their harsh life in the desert. A seeker or pilgrim would approach asking, ‘Give me a word!’ the response -short, focused, pithy- provided spiritual nourishment, ‘Gospel medicine,’ that often lasted a lifetime. As monks of the 21st century, we are proud to continue this ancient tradition using high technology as the medium,” said Brother Geoffrey Tristram, Superior.
Those interested in downloading the RSS feed can visit the Monastery’s website, www.SSJE.org/word, for instructions.
Jamie Coats, Director, Friends of SSJE says, “I’ve been telling our friends that Brother, Give Us A Word is a great way to ‘monk-start’ your day.”
The Society of Saint John the Evangelist is a monastic community for men in the Episcopal Church. Founded in Oxford, England in 1866, SSJE is the oldest community of men in the Anglican Church. The Brothers seek to know and share an authentic experience of God’s love and mercy. They live a common life shaped by worship, prayer, and their Rule of Life. The Harvard Square Monastery is built on land purchased for the Society by philanthropist Isabella Stewart Gardner in 1924. SSJE has 17 Brothers who strive to be “men of the moment,” responding with the Gospel of Jesus Christ to contemporary issues and needs. SSJE is the core of a larger international community of nearly 1,000 associates in the Fellowship of Saint John and SSJE’s Guesthouses welcome over 2,000 guests annually.
SOURCE The Society of Saint John the Evangelist