Earth, Our Original Monastery: Singing Our Way to the Sacred
A CD with 12 songs inspired by Christine Valters Paintner's newest book to be released in April 2020 - Earth, Our Original Monastery: Cultivating Wonder and Gratitude through Intimacy with Nature (Ave Maria Press). Musicians include Richard & Trish Bruxvoort Colligan, Peter Mayer, Simon De Voil, Betsey Beckman, and Lorraine Bayes.
The Soul's Slow Ripening: Songs for Celtic Seekers
A CD with 12 wonderful songs inspired by Irish monks and the journey of Celtic pilgrimage. This album was created in conjunction with Christine Valters Paintner's newest book to be released in September 2018 - The Soul's Slow Ripening: Twelve Celtic Practices for Seekers of the Sacred (Ave Maria Press). Musicians include Sherri Hansen, Richard Bruxvoort Colligan, Deirdre Ni Chinneide, Simon De Voil, Sara Thomsen, Margaret McClarty, and Margo Hennebach.
Singing with Monks and Mystics
A CD with 13 fabulous songs to accompany each of the twelve dancing monk icons plus a bonus second song for St. Benedict by composers Laura and David Ash, Betsey Beckman, Carmel Boyle, and Richard Bruxvoort Colligan.
The Soul's Slow Ripening
Our newest resource! This DVD was commissioned by Abbey of the Arts to accompany Christine Valters Paintner's recent book – The Soul's Slow Ripening: Twelve Celtic Practices for Seeking the Sacred. Filmed in soulful, wild and thin places in Scotland, Ireland and the Pacific Northwest. Dance along with the Celtic Saints: Brendan, Brigid, Ciaran, Colman, Columcille, Dearbhla, Enda, Gobnait, Ita, Kevin, Patrick, and Sourney. 12 Celtic-inspired dances for Every-body!
Dancing with Monks and Mystics
Twelve prayerful and playful participatory dances for every-body! With choreography and instruction by Betsey Beckman and music commissioned by Abbey of the Arts. Enter into dances inspired by 12 monks and mystic through the ages including the Prophet Miriam, King David, Mary Mother of God, Amma Syncletica, Brigid of Kildare, Benedict of Nursia, Brendan the Navigator, Hildegard of Bingen, Francis of Assisi, Rainer Maria Rilke, Dorothy Day, and Thomas Merton. Filmed in locations that evoke and celebrate the gift of each monk and mystic!