Ave Maria Press 2018
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Praise for the Book
"What a delight to encounter this rich, multi-layered text in which we are given practices informed by Celtic spirituality and the lives of the Celtic saints. Meant for savoring, this book invites us to remember insights treasured by Celtic Christians, and to incorporate those ways of praying into daily life"
—Mary C. Earle, author of Celtic Christian Spirituality: Essential Writings and Holy Companions: Spiritual Practices from the Celtic Saints
“Christine Valters Painter has written another excellent book for spiritual seekers desiring insight, encouragement, and inspiration on their spiritual paths. In The Soul’s Slow Ripening, she provides readers a series of practices inspired by the Irish traditions that will help readers, as she says, live into ‘new ways of being’ by pursuing such helpful practices as working with dreams, going on pilgrimages, having a soul friend, and seeking solitude. I cannot recommend enough this practical guide to soul-making.”
—Edward C. Sellner, author of Wisdom of the Celtic Saints