A place to go for information on Celtic Christianity
What has been the draw toward the Celts for me?
For example, the artwork such as the illuminated knot-work, the mystery, the music, the story, and folklore, ancient wisdom, the saints who were ordinary people like you and me, plus the focus on nature and the God who was the creator of the beauty around us. I see a bond with my native land, my Scottish ancestry, the Celtic prayer, having a connection with land, and everyday life, and community!
I don’t endorse all the sites and videos I find, but there are a lot of helpful learning opportunities to be found. So ponder, sift through, and take, what is good for you as an individual. Enjoy the journey.
This is the order of the presentations found on the Community of Aidan and Hilda’s website. I was adding them and watching but didn’t know the order, copied the order and discovered I had the links.
Doug Harris is in conversation with John ‘JT’ Tancock about Celtic Christianity. This program was first broadcast on Simply the Truth, Revelation TV, Tuesday 3 July 2012
Dr Esther de Waal has a worldwide reputation as a writer, speaker and retreat leader, particularly on Celtic and monastic spirituality. Her numerous books include The Celtic Way of Prayer: The Recovery of the Religious Imagination (new edition 2010); Living on the Border: Connecting Inner and Outer Worlds (2011); Seeking God (1984), and Lost in Wonder: Rediscovering the Spiritual Art of Attentiveness (2003).
Documentary in which Dan Snow blows the lid on the traditional Anglo-centric view of history and reveals (in part 2 of 2) how the Irish saved Britain from cultural oblivion during the Dark Ages of 400-800AD. Traveling back in time to some of the remotest corners of the British Isles, Dan unravels the mystery of the lost years of 400-800 AD, when the collapse of the Roman Empire left Britain in tatters.
Neil Oliver goes on a journey to reveal the sacred face of Britain, an ancient landscape of belief and ritual that still lies hidden just below the surface of our modern world.
Published on Jun 30, 2011
Celtic Culture & the Church in P.E.I.
“The Soul of Early Irish Monasticism” with Bernard McGinn
“Scottish Myths & Legends” explores the magic, mystery, and sprinkling of mayhem that covers the dramatic landscape of Scotland. From the ancient tales of the Loch Ness Monster to the stories of shape-shifting Kelpies, we go on a fascinating journey of discovery to uncover the stories behind the myths and the magnificent Scottish landscape that has inspired these truly legendary legends.
Craggaunowen — the Living Past Experience is Ireland’s original award winning Pre-historic Park. Situated on 50 acres of wooded grounds, the Park interprets Ireland’s pre-historic and early Christian eras. It features a stunning recreation of some of the homesteads, animals, and artifacts which existed in Ireland over 1,000 years ago.
Explore the Crannog, the Ring Fort, the Medieval Castle and the ‘Brendan Boat’ — a leather hulled boat built by Tim Severin who sailed across mid-Atlantic re-enacting the voyage of St. Brendan and the early Christian monks reputed to have discovered America centuries before Columbus.
Visit Craggaunowen Castle built in 1550 standing defiantly on a crag overlooking the lake. See rare animal breeds – specimens of the pre-historic era.
For more see http://www.shannonheritage.com
An excerpt from RTE’s Secret of the Stones documentary giving an overview of the ‘Lost City of Clonmacnoise’, Ireland first city and an important early Christian settlement at the crossroads of Ireland where the Eiscor Riada meets the Shannon.
My Journey to Life – On the Trail of Celtic Saints
Alan Ford and Thomas O’Loughlin, both professors in Nottingham, discuss the current interest in ‘Celtic Christianity’ and how what is imagined as the form of Christianity in the British Isles in some far-distant past may tell us more about today’s desires that about the early middle ages.
There are many areas and questions I want to try and address personally or through links from other people’s websites.
What are the benefits of Celtic Christian Spirituality for you as a person?
Who are the key Celtic saints, the figures that give an example to live by, who have enhanced and made an impact on society because of their beliefs and lifestyle?
What are the nuggets of truth, wisdom, from Celtic Christian Spirituality that are helpful and inspirational?
What is the benefit?
What difference can it make in the Church, how can Celtic Christian Spirituality benefit the church?
I will attempt over the next few months and year to try and answer some of these questions. I’m a fellow pilgrim on a journey of discovery and don’t claim to be an expert. I will add my findings, and also videos, and other links to helpful sites that I find as a research.
I would appreciate any input and will make changes that can be beneficial for all on the subject of Celtic Christian Spirituality. Most of all may we be drawing nearer to God through what we encounter in the journey.