Remembering John O’Donohue

Today is the third anniversary of the passing of John O'Donohue, the noted Irish author and spiritual teacher, whose works include Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom, Eternal Echoes: Exploring Our Yearning to Belong, Beauty: The Invisible Embrace, and To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings. He also wrote several books of poetry and created several original spoken audio works.In 1999 I had the good fortune to spend an afternoon with John O'Donohue, to interview him for a book  … [Read more...]

Quote for the Day

The idea of memory was very important in Celtic spirituality. There are lovely prayers for different occasions. There are prayers for the hearth, for kindling the fire, and for smooring the  hearth. At night, the ashes were smoored over the burning coals, sealing off the air. The next morning the coals would still be alive and burning. There is also a lovely prayer for the hearth keepers that evokes St. Bridget, who was both a pagan Celtic goddess and a Christian saint. In herself, Bridget … [Read more...]

The Emerging Anam Cara

Here's an article worth reading: at The Ooze, Shane Tucker explores the connection between the Celtic soul friend tradition and the emergent conversation.The Emerging Anam Cara … [Read more...]


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