Praying with the Sacred Earth: A Celtic Celebration of Earth Day

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Praying with the Sacred Earth:  A Celtic Celebration of Earth Day

Come and celebrate Earth Day with deep presence and meaning, along with the Invitation to Going Deeper gathering that meets the third Saturday of each month somewhere in the Valley.  This month it’s being co-sponsored with Stillpoint at Stillpoint.

In the Celtic tradition of spirituality, a major characteristic is a belief in the essential goodness of creation.  Not only is creation viewed as a blessing, it is regarded in essence as an expression of God.  While the western world has tended towards a separation of spirit and matter and distanced the mystery of God from the matter of creation, the Celts teach us to “read” the earth and all that is, seen and unseen, as God’s first revelation to us:  a sign of God’s own breath and life, continually uttered into being by the Holy One.

In this morning workshop we will explore together how the Celts prayed with the earth, and how we may engage more of the Celtic view of creation through the writings of John Scotus Eriugena, John Muir, John Philip Newell and others.  The Rev. Canon Catherine Gregg, an Episcopal Priest serving in the Diocese of Nevada, will guide us through this experiential workshop both indoors and outdoors, weather permitting.

 

Presenter:  The Rev. Canon Catherine Gregg

Co-Sponsor:  Invitation to Go Deeper

Date:     April 21st

Time:     9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Cost:      $15-30, Suggested Donation (proceeds toward Stillpoint and Invitation to Go Deeper)

This program is nearly full.  Call Stillpoint at 702-243-4040 to see whether space is still available.