ANY PROCEEDS FROM ‘CALM THE SOUL’ WILL BE DIRECTED TO CHARITIES WHICH SUPPORT PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.
The persecution of Christians is one of the biggest human rights issues of our time. The 2019 World Watch List states that between Nov 2017 and November 2018 there were:
The websites listed here are just some of those that support Christians in these difficult circumstances and help to raise awareness of what is happening globally:
The ancient spiritual tradition of the Church, explicitly connects the enclosed-contemplative life to the prayer of Jesus "on the mountain", or solitary place not accessible to all but only to those whom he calls to be with Him, apart from the others.
The enclosure therefore, even in its physical form, is a special way of being with the Lord, of sharing in Christ's emptying of Himself by means of a radical poverty, expressed in renunciation not only of things but also of space, of contacts, of so many benefits of creation.