Category: Celtic Christianity

Be Thou My Vision by SusanGaddis
Celtic Christianity

Be Thou My Vision … Really?

What does it mean to practice the presence of God throughout your day? I’ve found that most people find it difficult to do. Yet the ancient Celtic Christians seemed to have no problem practicing His presence amidst the daily duties of their lives. There’s an old Irish Celtic poem from

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How to Create a Contemplative Legacy With Your Kids
Celtic Christianity

How to Create a Contemplative Legacy With Your Kids

Creating a contemplative legacy with your kids seems impossible with the busy, technological world we live in today. But Kim Bagato proves that it’s possible if parents and grandparents will set aside a daily routine of quiet for their children and grandchildren. I felt honored to record Kim’s story recently

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Stories of faith about a man falling off a cathedral tower
Celtic Christianity

What’s a Falling Man to Do?

Aldo saw Martin fall. They’d been standing together on the high tower scaffolding when Martin slipped and fell off the scaffolding. Down he went … past the bottom of the scaffolding. Past his the other tower workers. Past the cathedral ceiling. Down … down …. It wasn’t suppose like this.

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Deep Peace Celtic Benediction
Celtic Christianity

Deep Peace Celtic Benediction

When my soul seems cluttered, I reflect on this ancient Celtic benediction. It appears on a small refrigerator magnet I picked up some years ago on the island of Iona, Scotland. It remains a soul treasure. One to muse on during my morning walk. (Not the magnet. The prayer. But

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Grab Your Dancing Shoes For a Round With Celtic Thunder
Celtic Christianity

Grab Your Dancing Shoes For a Round With Celtic Thunder!

If you’ve hung around this blog very long, you know how much I love Celtic Christianity and Celtic music. So today we’re gonna check in with Celtic Thunder singing “A Place In the Choir.” Grab your dancin’ shoes and let’s start this week off with some fun! Now, admit it.

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Celtic Christianity prayer
Celtic Christianity

Celtic Christianity and The Three That Seek My Heart

Celtic Christianity prayers remind my mind and heart that I’m loved. Lavishly loved. Beyond my ability to really, really grasp It kind of love. A Celtic prayer uses the simple things of life to hold me in that love. Like this prayer from the Carmina Gadelica—just the title, The Three

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Celtic Christianity prayer in secret
Celtic Christianity

Celtic Christianity and Secret Prayer

One of the things that draws me to Celtic Christianity is the practice of prayer as part of everything I do, even secret prayer—sometimes called closet prayer. Celtic Christians weaved prayer throughout their day, and often those prayers were hidden from others. Unseen and unknown, secret prayer is like trail blazing.

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My Soul's Healer Celtic Christianity prayer
Celtic Christianity

Celtic Christianity and My Soul’s Healer

Celtic Christianity is known for it’s raw, earthy prayers. “My Soul’s Healer” speaks for those depressed, tired, and struggling with life. Yet, it resonates with an understanding of the God who heals the soul. My Soul’s Healer My soul’s Healer, Keep me at even, Keep me at morning, Keep me

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Celtic Christianity at Holy in the Daily
Celtic Christianity

Calvin Miller and the Son Who Became a One-Of-Us

One of my favorite books on Celtic spirituality is Celtic Daily Prayer: Prayers and Readings from the Northumbria Community. The following, from a January reading, has hugged me close. It’s taken from The Singer by Calvin Miller. In ‘The Singer’ Earthmaker and His Troubadour sit down on the outer rim

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