“The Soul of Early Irish Monasticism” with Bernard McGinn
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.
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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.
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 is Celtic Christian Spirituality?
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.
Please contribute by making suggestions by forwarding links regarding items of interest to me by e-mail. email@example.com
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.
Sermons of Columbanus
Author: Columbanus Hibernus
G. S. M. Walker