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Rev. Mary C. Earle and John Philip Newell

Reverend Mary C. Earle and John Philip Newell affirm embodied Celtic spirituality, the sacredness of our being, and genuine sacrifice.

Reverend Mary C. Earle is a writer, poet, retreat leader and Episcopal priest. In retirement, her ministry focuses on practices for the spiritual life in sickness and in health, spiritual direction, contemplative prayer, and opportunities for ecumenical and interfaith retreats.

John Philip Newell is a poet, scholar, and teacher. Formerly Warden of Iona Abbey in the Western Isles of Scotland, he is currently Writer Theologian for the Scottish Cathedral of the Isles as well as Companion Theologian for the American Spirituality Centre of Casa del Sol in New Mexico, USA. He is internationally acclaimed for his work in the field of Celtic spirituality, including his best known titles, Listening for the Heartbeat of God and Christ of the Celts, as well as his poetic book of prayer, Sounds of the Eternal.

Questions this video addresses:

1. What is Celtic spirituality?
2. What can I learn about engaging Celtic spirituality in spiritual direction?
3. How can a spiritual director help a spiritual directee who experiences the sacred in the body?

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