In 1999 Jim Campbell delivered the nine talks of the New Religious Mode to the Council of the Congregations of the Ursulines of Jesus in Turin, Italy.
Engaged life, external signs of an interior posture. Sociality through the practices of poverty, chastity and obedience.
To will one thing
You see all that there is to see and you dare to embody that –
the intensification of all a person knows, through the journey of transparent knowing doing and being. (Jim Campbell)
In 1972 Joseph Mathews gave a talk in Chicago on “The Knowing, Doing and Being of a Religious Order”.
How it is I become my doing
Sheer consciousness, raw creativity
The solitaries are related to the interior states of an individual.
Dialogues are created with one’s interior community through the solitary practices of meditation, contemplation and prayer.
In 1970 the entire IMAGE: Journal of the Ecumenical Institute (Number 09) was dedicated to the Solitaries of the NRM: The Solitary Life of the Secular Religious – New Religious Mode, focus on the Solitary Office, Meditation, Contemplation and Prayer.
Cultivation of the interior life. Dialogue with interior messages
Encounter with all that is, the ultimate mystery of life
Action before the action. Freedom. Deep resolve in creating something out of nothing