Monday, 18 April 2016

Celtic Christianity Tour - May 3-19 2016


Many years ago I planned a tour to Ireland but unfortunately due to circumstances at the time it was cancelled.   However, as I planned the tour I found myself increasingly drawn to Celtic spirituality and my heart connected with its wisdom and perceptive awareness of experiencing the world through all the senses.  The Celts understood themselves to be intimately connected with all of creation and especially with the environment that surrounded them.  They held a special reverence for creation and they felt a profound sense of belonging to nature, to the cosmos, to God, and to each other.  Through incantations, blessings and prayers the Celts honored their relationships with each other and with all the living world. 

Soon we will embark together on a tour of Ireland and have the amazing opportunity to experience the Emerald Island and come to appreciate the world in which the Celts lived.  We will come to appreciate why the Celts held such great affection for the land and its wondrous landscapes.  It is a land of deep spiritual meaning.  We will have the opportunity to experience the spirituality of “thin spaces.” Thin spaces were believed to be sacred places where the Celts felt the mysterious and profound connection between the material and spiritual.                                                 Rev Peggy McDonagh

Monday, 4 April 2016

This is it, finally from the reluctant blogger I am beginning my blog.  After many years of quiet encouragement from a determined friend suggesting that I create a blog to share my hymn texts and my thoughts about spirituality and life.  A few summers ago I was sitting on a swing in my mother's beautiful yard and found myself deeply moved by the ways Creation speaks and I became aware of its wisdom and what it has to teach us about our spirituality.  Those wonderful days on the swing embraced by Creation's wonder inspired my decision to begin this blogging I go open and ready to engage you on your spiritual journey . . .