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Christine Valters Paintner

Contributor

Art and Spirituality, Benedictine Tradition, Spiritual Practices

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Christine Valters Paintner, Ph.D., is a Benedictine Oblate and the online Abbess of Abbey of the Arts, a virtual monastery without walls offering online classes in contemplative practice and creative expression and pilgrimages to Ireland, Germany, and Austria. She is the author of eight books on monasticism and creativity including The Artist's Rule: Nurturing Your Creative Soul with Monastic Wisdom (Ave Maria Press) and her forthcoming book The Soul of a Pilgrim: Eight Practices for the Inner Journey (Spring 2015, Ave Maria Press). Christine lives as a monk in the world in Galway, Ireland with her husband of twenty years.

Seasons of the Soul

Welcoming Your Multitude: The Monastic Way and Inner Hospitality

We are each a multitude of differing energies and personalities. A lot of our inner conflict comes from our stubborn refusal to make space for the multiplicity we contain. Read More »

The Soul's Migration: Where Will You Fly?

As autumn tilts us toward the season of growing darkness, consider this an invitation to yield to the mystery of your own heart's desires. Read More »

The Great Wisdom of Autumn

The great wisdom of autumn is in the falling. It calls us to imagine entering into the journey of the leaf as it descends. Read More »

The Great Unraveling Toward Love

Many of us live in fear of the cultural breakdown happening right before our eyes, and yet in some ways, what we most need is a breaking apart before a coming together can happen. Read More »

Easter: Practicing Resurrection of the Body

What does it mean for us to not just say we believe in a resurrected life, but to truly practice resurrection? Here are some practices for returning "home" to your body. Read More »

Embracing Mystery in the New Year: Ten Essential Practices

Imagine if your New Year's wasn't about fixing or improving, but about deepening and transforming, about embracing the holy mystery at the heart of the world. Read More »

Recent Articles

Welcoming Your Multitude: The Monastic Way and Inner Hospitality

We are each a multitude of differing energies and personalities. A lot of our inner conflict comes from our stubborn refusal to make space for the multiplicity we contain. Read More »

The Soul's Migration: Where Will You Fly?

As autumn tilts us toward the season of growing darkness, consider this an invitation to yield to the mystery of your own heart's desires. Read More »

The Great Wisdom of Autumn

The great wisdom of autumn is in the falling. It calls us to imagine entering into the journey of the leaf as it descends. Read More »

The Great Unraveling Toward Love

Many of us live in fear of the cultural breakdown happening right before our eyes, and yet in some ways, what we most need is a breaking apart before a coming together can happen. Read More »

Easter: Practicing Resurrection of the Body

What does it mean for us to not just say we believe in a resurrected life, but to truly practice resurrection? Here are some practices for returning "home" to your body. Read More »

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