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Welcoming Your Multitude: The Monastic Way and Inner Hospitality

The psalms can become a mirror to the shadow places within me. But other verses can also call forth the beauty and longings of my heart. They can remind me of the grace found in boundaries, in tenderness, in passion.

You are a multitude. Welcome in all of you.

Abbey of the Arts is offering an online retreat for Advent on the archetypes, inspired by some of the great Christian mystics, as resources for deeper and wiser living: http://abbeyofthearts.com/classes/online-classes/birthing-the-holy-advent-christmas-retreat-with-monks-mystics-and-archetypes/.

10/22/2014 4:00:00 AM
Christine Valters Paintner
About Christine Valters Paintner
Christine Valters Paintner, Ph.D., is a Benedictine Oblate and the online Abbess ofAbbey 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.