Long before I moved to Georgia, I knew about Athens GA, as some of my favorite bands — like the B-52s and R.E.M. — hailed from this quirky little southern college town.
If you live in or near Athens, I hope you’ll join me on Thursday, March 16, 2023 when I venture from Atlanta to visit Friendship Presbyterian Church to give a talk on Celtic Spirituality, on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day! We won’t have any green beer (sorry!) but I do promise some poetry and stories and insights into the timeless wisdom of the great Celtic saints.
It will be an evening where we celebrate the spiritual wisdom of our Celtic ancestors! Celtic Christianity — the poetic and earth- positive spirituality of Scotland, Ireland, and Wales — has long been appreciated as one of the most beautiful expressions of faith in the western world. The Celts had a mystical sense of God’s abiding presence that was expressed through the veneration of holy wells and other sacred sites, stories of remarkable saints who lived in deep harmony with nature, and a profound spirituality with roots in the ancient wisdom of the desert mothers and fathers. Our time together will celebrate Celtic spirituality with stories of the ancient saints (like St. Patrick, St. Bridget and St. Columba of Iona) — and we will pay special attention to the Gaelic understanding of prayer and contemplation, which will bring us to a deeper appreciation of how God meets us “at the edge of waiting.”
This program is free (always cool), but they’ll pass the hat to offer a bit of love for my ministry. Pre-registration is requested, please download this PDF for more information and registration details.
And I hope to see you there!
At the Edge of Waiting – Carl McColman