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The Seeds are Rumbling: Calling on Brigid as Midwife, Muse, and Transforming Fire

with Christine Valters Paintner

Monday, January 29, 2024

4:30-6pm Ireland

11:30am-1pm Eastern

8:30- 10amPacific

**Hosted by Mercy by the Sea

Program Description

Join us just before the Feast of Brigid to celebrate this powerful woman who is both goddess and saint in the Celtic tradition. We have many inspiring stories about her as midwife, creative muse, transformer, and source of generous abundance. Many traditions connected to Brigid continue to be practiced in Ireland, Scotland, and beyond. Her feast falls on the Celtic festival of Imbolc which is the very beginning of spring, when the seeds begin to rumble beneath the earth.

Our time together will be a ritual and mini-retreat that will take place live-from-Ireland. Through teaching, meditation, poetry, song, and creative exploration, you will be invited to tend to the seeds rumbling within the dark fertile earth of your own spirit and call upon Brigid to help nurture them into new beginnings. In a world where there is so much to break our heart, let’s gather together as an online community and nourish the beauty and promise each one of us carries as gift.

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Your Guide for the Journey


Christine Valters Paintner, PhD, REACE

Christine Valters Paintner, PhD, REACE is the online Abbess for Abbey of the Arts, a virtual monastery and global community integrating contemplative practice and creative expression. Her programs draw on the wisdom of the desert, Celtic, and Benedictine spiritual traditions as well as the joy of the expressive arts, embodied practice, and Earth-cherishing wisdom. Christine is the author of numerous books on spirituality and creativity, including three collections of poetry. She lives on the west coast of Ireland with her husband John and dog Sourney. Find out more about her here.


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