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Christine Valters Paintner


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 and resources in contemplative practice and creative expression. She is the author of Water, Wind, Earth and Fire: The Christian Practice of Praying with the Elements (Ave Maria Press), The Artist's Rule: Nurturing Your Creative Soul with Monastic Wisdom (forthcoming 2011, Ave Maria Press), Lectio Divina: Transforming Words and Images into Heart-Centered Prayer (forthcoming 2011, Skylight Paths), and co-author of Awakening the Creative Spirit: Bringing the Expressive Arts to Spiritual Direction (Morehouse) and Lectio Divina: Contemplative Awakening and Awareness (Paulist Press).

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