In the Twistings of the Road, In the Currents of the River: Perspectives on the Life Journey from Celtic Prayers w/ Rev. Mary C. Earle

“Just as the Celts set out on long voyages of discovery, you can find the road that leads you to spiritual adventure and the Light in the center of your being.”
             - David Cole, Celtic Prayers and Practices: An Inner Journey
 
In the tradition of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany and Cornwall, pilgrimage was made by getting into a small round boat with no oars, called a coracle. The pilgrim offered herself to ‘the currents of divine love,’ and trusted that she would be brought to ‘the place of resurrection.’ In our society that is so steeped in a goal/task formation and offers little schooling in the ways of letting go and trusting, this Celtic way of living gives us an alternative pattern. Our time together will include story and prayer, quiet and reflection.

Mary C. Earle
Nov 15 (W)
12 noon–1 pm
$35 (Includes Lunch. Pre-registration is required.)
 
Mary C. Earle is an Episcopal priest, poet, author, spiritual director and retreat leader. Until her retirement, she taught classes in spirituality for the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas. Mary has authored nine books; the subjects include the spirituality of living with illness, rule of life, Celtic Christian spirituality, the Desert Mothers, and Julian of Norwich. Mary has offered presentations and retreats in a variety of ecumenical settings, including conferences of the Academy for Spiritual Formation, Spiritual Directors International, the International Thomas Merton Society and hospice organizations. She and her husband Doug live in San Antonio. She was included in the Living Spiritual Teachers project of Spirituality and Practice. Her website is www.marycearle.com.

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