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December 11, 2018
Walking in Wonder: This Book of Conversations with John O’Donohue is Everything You Hope It Would Be
"So the spiritual life is about the liberation of God from our images of him,"...
August 30, 2018
Get Started On Your Journey Into Celtic Wisdom
This fall my new book, An Invitation to Celtic Wisdom, will be published. You can pre-order...
September 19, 2017
Celtic Spirituality Online Course Begins October 2
Friends, sign up now for a new e-course starting on October 2, sponsored by Spirituality...
June 09, 2017
At the Edge of Waiting — A Celtic Approach to Contemplation
The Irish word for contemplation — or contemplative prayer — is rinnfheitheamh. Yes, that’s a...
June 08, 2017
The Heart of Celtic Spirituality is Hospitality
The heart of Celtic spirituality is hospitality. Indeed, from even before the coming of Christianity,...
June 07, 2017
Saint Brigid (Part Two)
This is the second of a two-part series on Saint Brigid. Click here to read...
June 01, 2017
Saint Brigid (Part One)
Patrick may be the best known of the Celtic saints, but for many people, the...
May 30, 2017
Beyond the Green Beer: Getting to Know Saint Patrick
Patrick is shrouded in myth and legend — so much so that it’s virtually impossible...
May 26, 2017
Celtic Monks Observed Three Lents Each Year — Perhaps We Should Too
When we think of Celtic spirituality in our day, we might think of nature mysticism,...
May 15, 2017
Holy Wells: “Icons” of Celtic Spirituality
In my last post I made several references to Holy Wells as thin places. From the Chalice...
May 12, 2017
Thin Places: Are they Celtic, pre-Celtic, or Universal?
I first heard of the notion of Thin Places the first time I visited Glendalough,...
May 10, 2017
The Three Streams of Celtic Spirituality (and Three Lessons We Learn from it)
Friends, I am in the process of writing a book about Celtic spirituality. This will...
May 01, 2017
How the Deserts of Egypt Inspired the Saints of Ireland
In the Celtic lands, you’ll find places with names like Dysart or Dysert. There’s Dysart...
April 24, 2017
C. S. Lewis, Brendan the Navigator, and Evelyn Underhill
In March I was one of several presenters at a symposium on C. S. Lewis and...
April 20, 2017
A Contemplative Faith — with a Gaelic Accent!
Friends, 2017 is shaping up to be the year of Celtic spirituality for me. I...
December 23, 2007
Distinctive Qualities of Celtic Christianity
I've been pondering the question, "What are the disctinctive qualities of Celtic Christianity?" In thinking...
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