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Category: Earth as Original Monastery


Earth Monastery Virtual Book & Album Launch

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] EARTH DAY: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 12 noon Eastern (9 am Pacific/5 pm Ireland/UK) Christine Valters Paintner will be joined by Abbey of the Arts Wisdom Council members Betsey Beckman, Simon de Voil, and Richard Bruxvoort Colligan for this free hour-long event. Christine will introduce and share a meditation from the book Earth, Our Original Monastery, Simon and Richard will share songs from the album, Betsey will lead us in embodied prayers, and Christine will read poems from her forthcoming collection this fall, The Wisdom of Wild Grace. Celebrate with us these important resources for our times! There

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Christine’s Recent Poetry + Art

Christine has had several poems published recently in various journals online: Book of Kells in ARTS: Journal for the Arts in Religious and Theological Studies Handless Maiden in North West Words (inspired by one of Christine’s favorite fairy tales of the same name) Little Red Riding Hood in Bangor Literary Journal Christine has a second collection of poems that will be published in fall 2020 by Paraclete Press titled The Wisdom of Wild Grace with a series of poems inspired by the many wonderful stories of kinship between saints and animals. She’s been working with UK artist David Hollington to

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Three Upcoming Resources for 2020 – Reclaim Intimacy with Nature

I am so excited for these upcoming offerings in 2020! Three resources to help support you in reclaiming a radical intimacy with nature and sustain and galvanize you in these uncertain times. Coming April 2020 from Ave Maria Press: *Earth, Our Original Monastery: Cultivating Wonder & Gratitude through Intimacy with Nature* Isn’t the cover below beautiful? ? ? (pre-order link – Coming Spring 2020 from Abbey of the Arts: *Earth, Our Original Monastery: Singing Our Way to the Sacred* (An album of 14 songs to help celebrate and deepen your intimacy with the more-than-human-world + a DVD of dance

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