Life is about the journey
Let me tell you a little about myself, my name is Mark Condy; I was born in Scotland in the city of Edinburgh, on the 25th September 1970. I have had a love of Celtic Christian Spirituality from the first time I had the opportunity to visit Holy Island with a friend. (or Lindisfarne as it is also referred to). If you want further insight you can visit the following website and explore Lindisfarne. http://visitnorthumberland.com/holy-island ) or see the blog I created after taking a group to Holy Island in the summer of 2019.
The friend who introduced me to Holy Island also taught me how to fold paper, when cut after using a template, it opened to reveal the form of a Celtic Cross. (Full demonstration tab 4).This was the seed of inspiration for my artistic pursuits and after the Pilgrimage, I was inspired to revisit my artistic gifts. I believe these are given by God and have created Celtic Flow. In the other tabs 2-4, you will see further demonstrations of my artistic journey, a process of discovery. The following link takes you to other platforms off my artistic endeavors.
You are free to explore this page for yourself to see if you desire to try the activities for yourself, so as to just have some fun. I have lived here in the USA now for 19 years, having come to America as a Camp Counselor; this is where I met Susan, my wife. We were brought to the area of Dayton Ohio, after I completed my BA in Biblical and Evangelist Ministry at Cliff College, England. The completion of my studies allowed me to be accepted, and to continue my studies at United Theological Seminary in the USA, where I graduated in 2003 with an MA in religious communication. My Senior Showcase Project was a video called the Celtic Journey. From this point, I went on to ministry as an Associate Minister in Vandalia United Methodist church for 4 years.
I presently work Full-time as the Collection Manager at the Library of United Theological Seminary. When the Ice-Hockey season is in full swing this keeps Susan my wife and me, and our sons Andrew and Prescot, very busy. In my free time, I like to focus on my art, research in the subject of Celtic Christian Spirituality, and do some writing. I’m in my second year in my studies toward becoming a Spiritual Director, class taken at Fall Creek Abby. I’m in my fledgling stage of creating my spiritual direction practice called THE GOD-LIFE Spiritual Direction.
I created a booklet for the Pilgrimage that I led there is a (sample under Margaret Stenhouse tab 2 at bottom of screen) and when time permits, I work on a fiction book The Anam Cara, A Celtic Tale of Tobar’s Transformation. I have two coloring books The Journey of the Celtic Cross. The cross designs are created within the canvas of a paper folded cross, and I give a basic intro to Celtic Christian Spirituality. I have self-published my first coloring book: The Journey of Coloring Pocket Size. The premise of this book was coloring but more than this to allow a person to come and rest awhile, through the process of coloring and meditating on the scriptures and spiritual sayings and use the book to slow down and fill a desire for spiritual connection and belonging. Allowing the person the luxury of some peace in their lives to draw near to God, experience a touch through A.R.T. This is my hope as the artist that people will have A Restorative Touch. I have a desire to write about spirituality and use my artistic gifts to help encourage a closer walk with the Lord, to enrich others and myself with a deeper understanding of the role we have to play in this world.
I do thank you for visiting my site and if you have any questions or input, don’t hesitate and contact me.
The creator of Mark’s Treasury Of Celtic Christian Spirituality.