Join us on Mondays | November 30, December 7, 14, & 21
"I must be the Virgin and give birth to God." –Angelus Silesius
11-11:45 am noon Pacific | 2-2:45 pm Eastern | 7-7:45 pm Ireland/UK time
Join Christine Valters Paintner & Simon de Voil for a weekly contemplative gathering during Advent. We will come together in our virtual sanctuary for music, poetry, lectio divina with the Sunday gospel readings, sitting in silence, and shared prayer.
Let us open our hearts to listen for how the holy is being birthed among us.
This is a free gathering on Zoom, but you will need to register in advance if you want to join us live on Zoom. We will also stream to Facebook Live. Recordings will be available here and on Facebook following each service. (You do not need to register if you plan to only watch the recording later).
Donations welcome. Thank you so much for your support!
November 30, 2020 Video Recording
December 7, 2020 Video Recording
December 14, 2020 Video Recording
December 21, 2020 Video Recording
About the Presenters
Reverend Simon Ruth de Voil is an interfaith-interspiritual minister, sacred musician, spiritual counsellor, and chaplain. His sacred work—both musical and interpersonal—explores themes of the inner landscape of the soul, the enchantment of the natural world, and the healing power of spiritual practice. As a chaplain and counsellor, Simon helps individuals and groups connect sacred presence with everyday life. Simon is also a transgender activist and a luthier in training. You can support him and his music at his Patreon page.
Christine Valters Paintner is a Benedictine oblate and the online Abbess of Abbey of the Arts, a virtual monastery and global community integrating contemplative practice and creative expression. Christine earned her PhD in Christian spirituality and is a Registered Expressive Arts Consultant and Educator. She is a retreat facilitator and spiritual director, as well as the author of 15 books on contemplative practice and creative expression including two collections of poetry, Dreaming of Stones and The Wisdom of Wild Grace. Christine has lived in Galway, Ireland since 2012 with her husband John, where together they lead online and live retreats to the wild edges.