Category Archives: Celtic spirituality

Celtic Christianity

I had a great conversation recently with John Philip Newell. John Philip is one of the world’s leading experts on Celtic Christianity. All Celtic Christian services I have attended have been similar: quietly contemplative, prayerfully pensive and filled with moving … Continue reading

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God breathes

The breath of God blows through all of creation and through each of us. The seeds of creation are in each of us. We are stardust Billion year old carbon We are golden In Hebrew, the word for Spirit, ruach, … Continue reading

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Traditional Irish blessing

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Right now

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St. Fiacre

St. Fiacre “Gardeners and taxi cab drivers have a patron saint in St. Fiacre. Said to be the illegitimate son of a Scottish king, he was raised in County Kilkenny at a Kilferagh monastery. He developed a local reputation for … Continue reading

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Your soul knows

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There is a lovely idea in the Celtic tradition

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Original sin

The idea of original sin really is original, it’s not in the Bible. It’s a concept conceived by Augustine of Hippo. Augustine’s original sin says that you’re born a sinner as a result of the sin of Adam and Eve. … Continue reading

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More about the Bible

I wrote about the Bible previously. So, this is a little more about the Bible. A great deal of energy is dedicated to the Bible. A collection of writings that didn’t exist in its current form for more than the … Continue reading

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Easter

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God in the world

Some Christians believe God in the world is only found here: Others see God in the world here: God is so much more. God is this: God is here. God is as delicate as butterfly wings. God is as soft … Continue reading

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A Roman god and a new year

  The Roman god Janus was the god of gates, halls, doors, and doorways. The god of beginnings and endings. Usually depicted with two faces looking in opposite directions, Janus frequently symbolized change and transitions, such as the progression of … Continue reading

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