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Holy Wells and Thin Places, the Wisdom of the Celtic Saints

  • Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center 303 Tunxis Road West Hartford, CT, 06107 United States (map)

Holy Wells and Thin Places, the Wisdom of the Celtic Saints


Contemplative Weekend Retreat

May 17-19, 2019

Carl McColman

The Celts - the early Christian saints - were a people of a vibrant and deep Christian spirituality, rooted in a deep love of nature and anchored in a joyful sense of Divine Presence. On this silent retreat we will celebrate the stories of the Celts and explore prayers and practices — including the distinctively Celtic approach to contemplative prayer. 

This event is co-sponsored with Copper Beech Institute.

Offering: $375

Presenter Profile


Carl McColman 

Carl McColman leads retreats and speaks on the contemplative life at monasteries and retreat centers, parishes and seminaries.  He is the author of several books, including titles on Mysticism, Celtic Spirituality and Contemplation. He is a life-professed Lay Cistercian affiliated with the Trappist Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, Georgia. He also received formation in the practice of Christian spirituality and contemplative leadership through the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation.  

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