Of Beauty, Earth and Hearth: An Overview of Celtic Spirituality
Leader: Father Charles LaFond
St. Francis Chapel, 7:00 – 8:20 pm
These sessions will each consist of two teaching times followed by discussions. We willconsider the fundamentals of Celtic spirituality and its development from the third century through to modern luminaries such as John Philip Newell, John O’Donohue and many of the female mystics such as Hilda, the Abbess of Whitby Bridget, the patron saint of bakers. We will also explore the fairy tradition, the spirituality of land, midwives and wells of the Celtic tradition. Rich in lore and deep in faith, the Celtic tradition is the most ancient root of the Anglican Church and offers a humble, earthy and occasionally monastic view of a way of life in which faith and life had no divisions one to the other, as seen so beautifully in the entwined knots of the Celtic church’s iconography.
Wednesday, September 21 - Beauty
Wednesday, September 28 - Land
Wednesday, October 5 - Holy
Wednesday, October 12 - Friendship