Soup for the Soul by Flourish House

Our shared meal times at Flourish House offer valuable opportunities to connect informally as a community and build our repertoire of delicious recipes. Through ‘Soup for the Soul’ we hope to offer you a new recipe to try and a moment of spiritual reflection.

Aidan, Amy and Thomas : residents at Flourish House intentional community



Served in bowls with a loaf of Italian bread for dipping. This dish makes a delicious meal in itself.  

2 medium onions, chopped 

3 large cloves garlic, chopped 

2 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil 

28-oz.can tomatoes, lightly chopped 

Oregano & basil 

Salt & pepper 

1/4 cup white wine 

1 lb. shelled, deveined shrimp 

8 oz. feta cheese, crumbled  

Sauté onions and garlic in oil for 30 seconds over medium-high heat. Add tomatoes, oregano, basil, salt and pepper. Cook until boiling, then add wine. Stir in shrimp when liquid is boiling. Simmer for 5 minutes, or until shrimp turns pinkish-white. Add cheese and cook for another 2 or 3 minutes. Serves 4. 


At Flourish House, we love taking time to rest, eat and worship together. The spiritual practice we want to encourage you to try this week is a finger labyrinth, a smaller-scale version of a labyrinth in which you use your finger to follow the path instead of your feet. Finger labyrinths can come in all shapes, sizes and complexities, so find one that fits the needs of your spiritual practice. Following a labyrinth can be a time of relaxation, prayer or deep thinking.  

How to do a Finger Labyrinth Meditation?

  1. Take a deep breath to centre yourself in practice. Try to breathe deeply and slowly throughout the meditation. 
  2. Place a finger at the labyrinth entrance. If you can, try using your non-dominate hand. This extra challenge can help you stay focused on the meditation.
  3. Slowly run your finger through the labyrinth. Let your mind grow quiet as you simply follow the path.
  4. Once you hit the centre, give yourself a moment to rest a breathe deeply. 
  5. When you are ready, retrace the path back to the labyrinth opening. 

Free Printable Finger Labyrinth: