I spent a few days with the Poor Clares in Arundel last week, sharing their life of prayer and trying to catch a little of its momentum. They are a community bursting with joy and vitality. Day and night their prayer in song seems that of the angels, supported by organ, zither and occasional drums. They get regular voice tuition from an opera teacher. Again in October we are going to set aside 24 hours during which we will try to engage in their practice. It requires some forethought and preparation. Already much is in place. The need is for each of us to take it seriously.