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Exploring the Celtic Heritage (SP764)

with John and Olive Drane
April 24-28, 2017
Lindisfarne, United Kingdom
4-12 units

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This unique course will take place on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, off the coast of Northumberland, England, which was home to St Cuthbert (635-687), in whose honor the illuminated manuscript known as the Lindisfarne Gospels was produced. Beginning with the story of Celtic Christianity, the course will combine reflection on mission in today’s world with space for personal reflection and spiritual nurture. Each day will incorporate worship drawn from different aspects of the Celtic tradition, and the leaders of various spiritual communities on the island will be participating in several sessions of the course. 

Lindisfarne is accessed via a causeway at low tide, and is the end point of the 62 mile long pilgrim journey known as the St Cuthbert’s Way, which begins in Melrose, Scotland. Some participants may wish to incorporate that journey in their travel plans for getting to Lindisfarne (this is an option for those wishing to take the course for 12 units). For more information on the island, see

Sample Readings From This Course May Include:  

Adam, David. The Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Morehouse, 2009.

Drane, Olive Fleming. Spirituality to Go: Rituals and Reflections for Everyday Living. DLT, 2006.

Hunter, George. The Celtic Way of Evangelism. Abingdon, 2000.

Simpson, Ray. Soul Friendship: Celtic Insights into Spiritual Mentoring. Hodder, 1999.