In Celtic cultures the role of the anam cara, or soul friend, was to offer encouragement and vision for the pilgrimage of life.
Following that time honored tradition, Anam Cara Retreats offers both individuals and communities wisdom and companionship for the journey.
From retreat planning and leadership for individuals and faith based communities to journeys through sacred landscapes with kindred spirits, let us help you discover and deepen the movement of the spirit in your life, your community, and the world.
Celtic Spirituality Class at Washington National Cathedral
LIVING WATER FROM ANCIENT STREAMS
Sunday Evenings, April 12 - May 3, 5-7 pm in the Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage
Join us as we explore the roots of Celtic spirituality and discern how the wisdom of this ancient tradition may breathe new life into your spiritual practices and awareness.
Sunday, April 12: Poetry and Prayer
Discover how the heartbeat of the early bards and druids has reverberated in poetry and prayer through the ages, and shapes what we call “Celtic spirituality” today.
Sunday, April 19: Thin Spaces and Sacred Places
Take a virtual journey through landscapes where pilgrims have prayed for centuries and ponder the sacred places in your life where the veil between heaven and earth, the outward and the inward, is particularly thin.
Sunday, April 26: Creation and Revelation
Learn how the Celtic tradition looks to nature as the first book of revelation and notice how the landscape can teach us valuable spiritual lessons if we only take the time to read the world around us. (Part of this class will be held outside, weather permitting.)
Sunday, May 3: Saints and Seasons
Celebrate the arrival of spring (Beltane) as we explore the Celtic calendar and consider how we mark the turning of the seasons and call on the wisdom of saints in our daily lives.
Cost and Registration: $15 per session, or $40 for the series of four.
Spiritual Practices for the
Season of Imbolc
(February 1 - April 30)
Notice the quality of light as the days grow longer and reflect on where you find light in your life.
Be aware of signs of new life
and those who help nurture
and sustain its growth.
Consider the part you have to play
in this circle of life.
Give thanks for those who have been midwives and caretakers in your life.