The Abbey is a virtual monastery offering a variety of online classes, reflections, and resources which integrate contemplative practice and creative expression. More about the Abbey>>
Christine Valters Paintner, PhD, OblSB, REACE is the online Abbess of Abbey of the Arts and the author of 7 books on monastic spirituality and creativity, as well as a poet, photographer, spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and teacher. More about Christine>>
John Valters Paintner, MTS is the the online Prior of Abbey of the Arts. He has a Masters in Theological Studies and brings over twenty years of experience in parish youth & young adult ministry and Catholic theological education. More about John>>
Abbey of the Arts is deeply grateful to have a Wisdom Council as a gathering of support for the contemplative and creative work happening here. Each member is wise and gifted and a long-time member of this community. More about the Wisdom Council>>
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