Public Programs & Outreach

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

Saturday, February 2, 2019 | 9:00am

On the Celtic calendar, February marks the start of Imbolc. Although the landscape around us may be bare and wintry, we are entering a season where stirrings of new life offer the promise of renewal and growth. Explore the stirrings 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 winter landscape of the Cathedral grounds and gardens.

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 for churches, healing ministries, women’s groups and faith based non-profit organizations.

  • Admission
    • $25/advance; $30/at the door
    • Space is limited. Advance registration is recommended
  • Dates Offered
    • February 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm