Praying with the Celtic Saints (a Zoom Retreat)
Led By: Carl McColman
Suggested Donation: $60
Tuesday, 16 March – Thursday, 18 March 2021, at 2pm EST on Zoom
Discover the prayer, poetry, folklore, and spirituality of the Celtic Christians of old — and how their down-to-earth, lyrical, and hope-filled wisdom still speaks to us today.
The earliest Christians of Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and the other Celtic lands lived close to nature, expressed their faith through poetry and folklore, and found God in all things — in the turning of the seasons, in the play of wild animals, and especially in the gathered community of prayer.
Our three retreat conferences will explore ways for us to celebrate Celtic wisdom and weave it into our lives here in the 21st century. We will pray together, enjoy the poetry and stories of the Celtic saints, and seek the still small voice of God in the natural beauty of our good earth.
Please join us on Zoom for any or all of these three sessions, offered at 2pm Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, March 16 – 18. Each session will last about one hour and will be recorded for future viewing.
We suggest a donation of $60 for this retreat, which you can offer at the link below or by sending a check payable to Holy Cross Monastery to P.O. Box 99, West Park, NY 12493. Please put “Celtic retreat” in the memo line of your donation. No one will be required to donate in order to join the sessions.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
For a step-by-step guide to registering for a Zoom retreat, please click here.
Retreat leader Carl McColman is the author of several books, including Befriending Silence, Answering the Contemplative Call, and The Big Book of Christian Mysticism. He blogs on Christian spirituality and contemplative living at www.carlmccolman.com. McColman is a life-professed Lay Cistercian (a layperson under formal spiritual guidance of Cistercian monks) affiliated with the Trappist Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, Georgia. He has been a practitioner of Christian contemplative prayer and meditation for over 30 years.