Public Programs & Outreach

Writing into the Heart of Autumn: Nature, Poetry and the Spiritual Journey

Saturday, September 29, 2018 | 9:30am

In Celtic spirituality, poetry is considered an exhalation of experience and the language of spirituality. As we move into the season of autumn, enjoy 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 such as Mary Oliver and Kenneth Steven in the context of the ancient Celtic practice of honoring the seasons. Engage your own experience through simple writing exercises rooted in the autumn 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 in the US and in the UK for churches, healing ministries, women’s groups and faith based non-profit organizations.

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    • September 29, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm