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Retreat at Vaughan Park Anglican Retreat Centre, Long Bay, Auckland Celtic Spirituality – Ancient Wisdom for Today’s World

Rev Dr Hilary Oxford Smith —

The ancient Celtic Christian spiritual tradition is deeply significant for our times, offering insights and spiritual practices that remind us of the unity of our origins, nourish our deepest longings for serenity, peace and oneness and nurture our respect and care for the whole of creation.

We are glimpsing the imaginative stirrings of a Celtic consciousness, a contemporary spirituality that is organic, grassroots and countercultural. There is a yearning for new ways to belong and live in the world, to discover wisdom, beauty and love, and a sense of the sacred and of thankfulness restored.

On this retreat…

Walk alongside some of the greatest Celtic mystics, visionaries and saints;

Discern the wisdom that shaped their lives and journeys and can shape ours;
Hear the music and songs, poetry, stories and blessings that moved them to dream and write, travel and share prayer, pilgrimage and hospitality;

Discover the places where they found meaning, comfort and peace and heard the heartbeat of God;
Warm your spirit, feed your soul, deepen your insight. Be gifted with peace, beauty and love to mind your life and the lives of others.

Facilitated by the Rev. Dr. Hilary Oxford Smith and Celtic harpist, Julie Saraswati.

9.30am Saturday 9th – 4pm Sunday 10 March 2019

Option 1: $135 includes retreat and catering

Option 2: $192 includes retreat, catering and overnight accommodation.

To register, please email admin@vaughanpark.org.nz or ‘phone 09 473 2600.