A Contemplative Faith — with a Gaelic Accent!

Friends, 2017 is shaping up to be the year of Celtic spirituality for me. I hope you'll join me in exploring this lovely dimension of Christian wisdom.What, exactly, is Celtic Christianity? Sure, it's the spirituality found in books like John O'Donohue's Anam Cara or Esther de Waal's Every Earthly Blessing, among many others. But still: what is it?The easiest answer to this question is: the distinctive spirituality of the Celtic peoples, which includes the people of Ireland, Scotland, Wal … [Read more...]

Remembering John O’Donohue

I am saddened to have learned of the passing of John O'Donohue, author of Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom, yesterday (January 4, 2008). He died peacefully in his sleep while on holiday in France. Read the announcement on his website.In 1999 I had the privilege to interview him for a book industry trade publication; you can read the interview below this announcement.He was not only one of the most articulate voices of living Celtic Christianity and Celtic wisdom, but he also had a … [Read more...]