CL.012 Celtic Spirituality: Listening for the Heartbeat of God

Taught by Rev. Glenda Watts. 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, April 20, 27 and May 4, 11, Room 127.

In 664 in Northumbria, British Christianity made a choice between two Christian expressions. One was the Celtic expression, born from Iona in the line of St. John the beloved disciple. The other was the Roman expression in the line of St. Peter, the founder of the church. The Roman expression was chosen and Celtic Christianity was pushed to the margins. Celtic Christianity never died, however, and in recent years, Celtic spirituality has gained new energy and popularity. Celtic spirituality focuses on one’s passion for God coming from the heart and soul. Celtic spirituality also sees God in the creation. Rev. Glenda Watts is a longtime student of Celtic Spirituality. In these four classes, we will explore how Celtic spiritualty is lived today and will engage in particular spiritual practices as we “listen for the heartbeat of God.” Child care is available. Must register separately for child care.