Public Programs & Outreach

Writing from the Heart of Spring: Nature, Poetry and the Spiritual Journey

Saturday, April 13, 2019 | 9:00am

As daffodils and tulips paint the landscape with a riot of color, explore what is blooming in your own spirit with a morning apart to explore the rhythm of spending time in nature and turning inward to reflect on its wisdom. Learn from the words and experiences of poets and contemporary writers in the context of the ancient Celtic practice of honoring the seasons. Engage your own experience through simple writing exercises rooted in the spring landscape of the Cathedral grounds and gardens.Come listen, learn and write with a community of kindred spirits.

Location: Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage, Olmsted Woods and the Bishop's Garden

Dr. Terri Lynn Simpson is the founder of Anam Cara Retreats. Celtic spirituality is her path, writing is her practice and inviting people into thin places where they may share their stories and experience the presence of the Holy is her work. In addition to having a graduate degree in theology and a doctorate in Spirituality and Story, Terri is a long-time student of Celtic spirituality. Grounded in the three-fold practices of prayer, pilgrimage and poetry, she weaves strands of these Celtic influences into the retreats, pilgrimages and workshops she leads in the US healing ministries, women’s groups and faith based non-profit organizations.


  • Admission
    • $25/advance; $30/at the door
    • Space is limited; pre-registration is suggested
  • Dates Offered
    • April 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm