Thomas Merton and the Celts

Kinship with particular birds is often cited in merton's journals and appears
frequently as well in early Celtic poetry and Irish hermit poetry. a cursory glance
at the poetic selections ... 85. o'donohue, “Celtic Pilgrimage with John o'donohue.

Thomas Merton and the Celts

Thomas Merton and the Celts offers a new lens through which to view Merton's li fe and spirituality. By examining unpublished letters, notebooks, and taped conferences for the Trappist novices--previously unavailable to the general reader--the author breaks new ground in Merton studies, revealing Merton's growing fascination with his Welsh ancestry, Celtic monasticism, and early Irish hermit poetry. Merton, having immersed himself in reading about Celtic Christianity--not just about liturgy, but about household rituals, illuminated manuscripts, high crosses, and hermit poetry as well--recognized in these ancient hermits who lived on "water and herbs," experienced kinship with creatures, and wrote poems about the birds a mirror of his own desires. Indeed, in a profound way and at a deep level, Merton discovered himself in Celtic Christianity.

The Celtic Way of Evangelism

O'Donohue, John. Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom. New York: Cliff Street
Books, 1997. Pennick, Nigel. The Sacred World of the Celts. London:
HarperCollins, 1997. Phillips, Andy. An Forth Keltek: A Spiritual Pilgrimage with
the Celtic ...

The Celtic Way of Evangelism

Celtic Christianity—the form of Christian faith that flourished among the people of Ireland during the Middle Ages—has gained a great deal of attention lately. George G. Hunter III points out that, while the attention paid to the Celtic Christians is well deserved, much of it fails to recognize the true genius of this ancient form of Christianity. What many contemporary Christians do not realize is that Celtic Christianity was one of the most successfully evangelistic branches of the church in history. The Celtic church converted Ireland from paganism to Christianity in a remarkably short period, and then proceeded to send missionaries throughout Europe. North America is today in the same situation as the environment in which the early Celtic preachers found their mission fields: unfamiliar with the Christian message, yet spiritually seeking, and open to a vibrant new faith. If we are to spread the gospel in this culture of secular seekers, we would do well to learn from the Celts. Their ability to work with the beliefs of those they evangelized, to adapt worship and church life to the indigenous patterns they encountered, remains unparalleled in Christian history. If we are to succeed in “reaching the West . . . again,” then we must begin by learning from these powerful witnesses to the saving love of Jesus Christ.

The Celtic Way of Evangelism Tenth Anniversary Edition

O'Donohue, John. Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom. New York: Cliff Street
Books, 1997. Pennick, Nigel. The Sacred World of the Celts. London:
HarperCollins, 1997. Phillips, Andy. An Forth Keltek: A Spiritual Pilgrimage with
the Celtic ...

The Celtic Way of Evangelism  Tenth Anniversary Edition

Celtic Christianity–the form of Christian faith that flourished among the people of Ireland during the Middle Ages– has gained a great deal of attention lately. George G. Hunter III points out that while the attention paid to the Celtic Christians is well deserved, much of it fails to recognize the true genius of this ancient form of Christianity. What many contemporary Christians do not realize is that Celtic Christianity was one of the most successfully evangelistic branches of the church in history. The Celtic church converted Ireland from paganism to Christianity in a remarkably short period, and then proceeded to send missionaries throughout Europe. North America is today in the same situation as the environment in which the early Celtic preachers found their mission fields: unfamiliar with the Christian message, yet spiritually seeking and open to a vibrant new faith. If we are to spread the gospel in this culture of secular seekers, we would do well to learn from the Celts. Their ability to work with the beliefs of those they evangelized, to adapt worship and church life to the indigenous patterns they encountered, remains unparalleled in Christian history. If we are to succeed in reaching the West . . . again, then we must begin by learning from these powerful witnesses to the saving love of Jesus Christ. This classic book on the power of indigenous evangelism has been thoroughly revised and updated, proving once again how much these ancient Christians have to teach anyone who seeks to spread the word of the gospel.

The Celtic Way of Evangelism

See John O'Donohue, Anam Cara: ABook of Celtic Wisdom (New York: Cliff
StreetBooks, 1997), for powerfulreflection fromwithin ... Father Michael Rodgers,
coauthor with Marcus Losack of Glendalough: A Celtic Pilgrimage (Harrisburg,
Pa.

The Celtic Way of Evangelism

Describes Celtic Christianity as one of the most successfully evangelistic branches of the church in history; shows what the contemporary church can learn.

Parabola

The first chapter discusses the peregrinatio , a peculiarly Celtic concept that is
close in meaning to pilgrimage , but is really ... In the prologue , John O '
Donohue , an Irish Catholic priest and poet with a doctorate in philosophy ,
describes his ...

Parabola


Ireland

Selection from "An Unwilling Pilgrim" by Clare O'Reilly published with permission
from the author. Copyright © 2000 by Clare O'Reilly. Selections from Anam Cara:
A Book of Celtic Wisdom by John O'Donohue copyright © 1997 by John ...

Ireland

Bestselling authors--Frank McCourt, Nuala O' Faolain, Maeve Binchy, and many others--and a favorite destination come together in these heartwarming and frequently humorous narratives.

Returning to My Mother s House

You can understand why there were no other four people with whom I would
have made this pilgrimage . ... Among the ancient Celtic sites we visited were
Uragh , Leitrim Beg , and Cashelkeelty , which legend said marked the entrances
to the underworld where the ... One of those radical surprises was our encounter
with John O ' Donohue , Irish scholar and poet and , at the time , still a Catholic
priest .

Returning to My Mother s House

Gail Straub, a leader in the human potential field, had helped thousands around the world find meaning and purpose in their lives, all the while sensing that something fundamental within her was missing. Many years after the premature death of her mother, she undertook a period of soul searching and came to believe that, like her mother and so many women of our time, she had overcorrected in the direction of the masculine, her "successful" life of outer accomplishment and committed social activism having come at the expense of a rich and satisfying inner life.Her search took her around the globe--to Africa, Bali, Russia, China, and Ireland--where she encountered the longing to retrieve sacred female wisdom among the women she met. Finding her way back to her innate female wisdom restored a sense of balance between external and internal worlds, activism and contemplation, and public and private realms and gave her a sense of equanimity that had eluded her for decades. Gail's poetic and heartfelt story is for anyone who has ever struggled to build and sustain an interior life in our driven and fast-paced society--and for mothers and daughters everywhere.

Anam Cara

Spiritual Wisdom from the Celtic World John O'Donohue. Look at ... (trans. Frank
O'Connor) This is a very long poem, a ribaldry celebration of the erotic. ... man
loved the pilgrim soul in you / and loved the sorrows of your changing face.'
These ...

Anam Cara

When St Patrick came to Ireland in the 5th century AD, he encountered the Celtic people and a flourishing spiritual tradition that had already existed for thousands of years. He also discovered that where the Christians worshipped one God, the Celts had many and found divinity all around them: in the rivers, hills, sea and sky. The ancient Celtic reverence for the spirit in all things survives today - a vibrant legacy of mystical wisdom that is unique in the Western world. Now, in this exquisite book, Irish poet and schollar John O'Donohue shares with us the secrets of this ancient world. Using authentic Irish prayers and blessings, he reveals the treasures that lie hidden within your own soul and the 'secret divinity' in your relationships. As he traces the cycles of life and nature, he draws from the holy waters of Ireland's spiritual heritage to lead you to a place where your heart can be healed and nourished. It is a place wher you will disocer your own anam cara, your true 'soul friend'.

Celtic Quest

O'Donohue , John , Anam Cara : Spiritual Wisdom from the Celtic World , London
, New York , Toronto , Sydney , Auckland , 1997 , 1999 . - , Eternal ... Rodgers ,
Michael and Marcus Losack , Glendalough : a Celtic Pilgrimage , Dublin , 1996 .

Celtic Quest

This book looks at Celtic spirituality in the modern age. At its best, Celtic spirituality seems to fill a real need, and whether it is historically true, it has developed in its own right. However, it is also true that much of what is called Celtic is derived from what others have written, often known at third hand, which has then been cited as fact, or adapted by new writers. Either way it is worth considering how and why this has happened and to learn more about how Celtic spirituality has developed, why it is so important at present, and how, in spite of these drawbacks, it remains so attractive. "Power addresses important questions of culture and tradition; her work should intrigue scholars as well as spiritual seekers."-Library Journal

Celtic Quest

O ' Donoghue , Noel Dermot . The Mountain behind ... Ríordáin , John J . Irish
Catholic Spirituality , Celtic and Roman . Dublin : Columba ... This book has an
excellent introduction to explain the historical and spiritual meaning of pilgrimage
.

Celtic Quest

Building on his bestselling Celtic Christianity, Timothy Joyce shows how the spiritual worldview of the ancient Celtic church might breathe renewal and healing into the lives of Christians today. Joyce begins by tracing the traumas that transformed the culture of Celtic Christianity into the more familiar "Irish Catholicism" of the past century. For many people this form of Christianity is associated with feelings of anger, shame, and guilt. Many have responded by turning their backs on a tradition that was often intolerant, moralistic, and closed. Father Joyce addresses these restless seekers, showing how the ancient traditions of Celtic Christianity offer hope for a contemporary, life-giving spirituality.