Meditating with Celtic Nature Poetry

“May you awaken to the mystery of being here and enter the quiet immensity of your own presence. May you have joy and peace in the temple of your senses.” -John O’Donohue
 
Some scholars have said that the “first testament” of the Celtic world (Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Isle of Man, Cornwall, Galicia) was Nature. As those ancient poets and saints reflected on the landscape they inhabited, they were keenly aware of the work of the Beloved, bringing forth all that has been created. Drawing from the poetic prayers offered by the Celtic Christian tradition, our time together will focus on these expressions of faith, hope and love as a means for truly beholding and honoring the creation as divine habitat.

Rev. Mary C. Earle

Nov 8 (Th)
12noon-1:30pm
$40
(Includes lunch. Pre-registration required.)
 
Rev. 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 was included in the Living Spiritual Teachers project of Spirituality and Practice. Her website is marycearle.com.

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