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The Soul’s Slow Ripening:

Celtic Practices for Seeking the Sacred

Saturday, March 9, 2019

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM 

St. Joseph Parish Center, Seattle

Christine Valters Paintner PhD, reace & Betsey Beckman, MM, Facilitators

about this program

In this workshop we will be diving into the richness of the Celtic spiritual tradition and considering what gifts it has to offer to our world today. In particular, we will focus our time on exploring three Celtic spiritual practices - thresholds, blessing each moment, and seasonal cycles - and how they might enrich our practice of listening to the sacred call of our lives. This workshop is based on the book by Christine Valters Paintner.



This program is $50 in advance, $55 at the door.


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About the facilitators

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Christine Valters Paintner, PhD, REACE is the online Abbess of AbbeyoftheArts.com, a virtual monastery integrating contemplative practice and creative expression. She is the author of eleven books on spirituality including her most recent The Soul’s Slow Ripening: 12 Celtic Practices for Seeking the Sacred. She has lived in Ireland for the last six years with her husband John where together they lead pilgrimages and writing retreats to the wild edges.

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Betsey Beckman, MM is the founder of The Dancing Word through which she offers her multilayered arts ministry as dancer, storyteller, author, spiritual director, retreat leader and video producer.  She works closely with Abbey of the Arts to create contemplative embodiment resources including their latest co-creation of the DVD - The Soul’s Slow Ripening: Dancing the Sacred on a Celtic Path.  



Call (206) 329-4824 or email Carolyn Hickman, ISC Spiritual Direction Service Coordinator.