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At the Edge of Waiting: Centering Prayer and Celtic Spirituality – Online
October 30, 2021$40
Presented by Carl McColman
Join us for an online retreat day where we will explore the connections between Celtic wisdom and contemplative spirituality! Celtic Christianity — the poetic and earth-positive spirituality of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales — has long been appreciated as one of the most beautiful expressions of faith in the western world. The Celts had a mystical sense of God’s abiding presence that was expressed through the venerations of holy wells and other sacred sites, stories of remarkable saints who lived in deep harmony with nature, and profound spirituality with roots in the ancient wisdom of the desert mothers and fathers. Our time together will celebrate Celtic spirituality in the light of the practice of Centering Prayer — which also has roots in the desert and remains a profound doorway into the ordinary mystical life. We will pay special attention to the Irish understanding of contemplation, which will bring us to a deeper appreciation of the silent beauty of Centering Prayer.
Carl McColman is the author of numerous contemplative books, including “An Invitation to Celtic Wisdom,” “The Big Book of Christian Mysticism,” and “Eternal Heart.” Carl co-facilitates a Centering Prayer group in Decatur, Georgia, and is a commissioned presenter of Centering Prayer Introductory Workshops.