In the context of religious community, ‘cell’ is a place of privacy and solitude. In their cells, community members wouldn’t have access to computers or telephone. ‘Cell’ is a place for being alone with God.

Cell refers to our personal prayer life. Jesus had a personal impact on the first disciples, their hearts burned within them (Luke 24. 32). We need today to decide what can help us to have some quiet time, whether we call this prayer, meditation, reflection, contemplation or just `a bit of peace`.

Read more on this in an address given by Meg in a series of addresses given during Ordinary Time in 2014.