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Join us in 2019 for a Pilgrimage or Retreat in Ireland


Join the Abbey in 2019 for a pilgrimage to the sacred edges of the world and of your own heart and horizon. Christine and John Valters Paintner lovingly curate and guide these slow-paced experiences with small groups (12-16 people max) so that we create a community of kindred souls walking a magical landscape.

We have had one room come available (can be single or double if traveling with a friend or partner) for Writing on the Wild Edges Retreat in Ireland for August 26-September 1, 2018. Please contact us if you are interested. For program details click here>>

March 26-April 3, 2019: Soul’s Slow Ripening – Monastic Wisdom for Discernment
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April 27-May 3, 2019: Writing on the Wild Edges on the Island of Inismor
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May 28-June 5, 2019: Monk in the World Pilgrimage in Ireland
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Please note: We will be taking a time of sabbatical from live program offerings from June 2019-June 2020, so there will not be any additional pilgrimage dates scheduled in 2019 and the next live programs following the ones above will be available in fall 2020.

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