53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085 • 413.562.3627
Event:THE WISDOM OF THE CELTS
Date:November 3rd-5th, 2017.
Category/Categories:Christian / Catholic
Spiritual Enrichment

 

The Celtic people embodied a rich spiritual tradition that can teach us much about how to live today.  Let yourself be renewed by the Celtic spirit and enter into a weekend of reflection on the wisdom of the Celtics.  Their spirituality was creation-centered and filled with everyday practices that can be of value to us. You will be introduced to some of the key elements in the Celtic tradition: an understanding of God as Divine Presence, the use of “folk prayer” and encompassing prayer”, a belief in “thin places”, an appreciation for all in the web of life, and the communion of saints. The Celtic new year (Samhain) was celebrated on Nov. 1 and is the foundation for our celebrations of Halloween, All Soul’s Day and All Saint’s Day. We will celebrate these Holy Days through our own ritual.  Please bring pictures or symbols of your beloved deceased so that they can be honored in our rituals. 

This weekend will also offer you the option to sign up for a monthly program from December - September that will honor the Celtic seasons with rituals and provide you with a more in depth understanding of the Celtic tradition. 

Begins Friday with supper at 6:00pm and concludes with lunch at noon on Sunday.  Fee: Resident with private room, $295; Semi-private room, $270; Commuter with meals, $210; Commuter without meals, $175.  Deposit $100.  Balance due 14 days prior to start of program. 

Leader: Jane Comerford, CSJ

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