Sunday, January 7, 2018

Earth as Original Monastery

As you might remember, I'm a huge fan of Abbey of the Arts, a virtual monastery led by Christine Valters Painter. I've done two Ireland pilgrimages with the Abbey (Christine and her husband, John) as well as numerous online retreats and study courses. Every year the Abbey invites followers to submit their word for the year...the word that will inspire or guide them as the new year unfolds. On Epiphany names are drawn to win some lovely Abbey gifts. And this year, I won something!

My word for 2018 is CONNECTION which I see already at work in my life as it's connected me once again to the Abbey. As my gift, I chose an 8-week online self-study course called 'Earth as Original Monastery.' The video above combining Christine's photographs and Peter Mayer's lovely song illustrates the beauty this course offers as we explore 'retrieving our lost intimacy with Creation.' I'm very excited to work through Christine's rich offerings.

If you'd like to know more about the Abbey in general or this self-study course in particular, you can click of the links.....

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations, Evelyn-I love that you won! I hope you'll report on the retreat. Glad we are "connected."