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""The Spiritual Wisdom of the Celtic Peoples
Wed 1st to Wed 8th September 2021

""Better Way - The Art of Living Soulfully
Wed 15th to Wed 22nd September 2021

 


 

The Spiritual Wisdom of the Celtic Peoples

Wed 1st to Wed 8th September 2021

Although Italy was not a Celtic country, it was for a while the home of the great Irish missionary Columbanus who lived in Lombardy and died in the town of Bobbio in 615.

He represented a tradition of spirituality which has some similarities to that of Francis, particularly in its appreciation of nature being an ally of God who intended humanity to befriend the earth.

We will consider this and other strands of that tradition - the importance of the incarnation, the delight in engaging with Scripture, and the essential rootedness of prayer. 

And we will have examples of ancient and contemporary prayer, poetry and song to inform and enliven us.

John Bell is a minister of the Church of Scotland and a member of the Iona Community, which employs him as part of a resource group. He is a hymn-writer, lecturer and occasional broadcaster.

Celtic People

Day visits to Assisi, Gubbio and Lago Trasimeno are planned.
See www.umbrianretreats.com for details of accommodation. 

All meals in Casa Roberto are included in the cost of £700 per person
All transport during the retreat, including travel from and back to Perugia Airport, is provided by people carrier. 

Additional costs include flights to and from Perugia airport.
Please also allow 200 Euros for light lunches, evening meals out and incidental expenses.

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Better Way - The Art of Living Soulfully
Wed 15th to Wed 22nd September 2021

‘Soul’ is a confusing term – commonly bandied about in religious circles
but seldom defined or much understood. It’s also used in psychology,
and popular culture where for example music, art, conversations, food, friendships, habits and rituals may be considered soulful.

Perhaps the great dilemma of our times is a ‘loss of soul’ – a dislocation
from our deepest selves, from compassion, from nature – ultimately,
from the divine. Yet when soul is neglected, it doesn’t simply go away;
it appears in obsessions, addictions, aggression, and loss of meaning.

better wayDrawing on music, art, poetry and biblical imagination, this retreat will consider, not only the meaning of soul in theological and cultural terms, but importantly, explore tangible ways to foster soulfulness in ordinary everyday life, and in our world.

Dave Tomlinson is an Anglican priest, and chaplain to the St Ethelburga’s Centre for Peace and Reconciliation. He holds a Master’s degree in Biblical Hermeneutics, and is the author of many books including How to be a Bad Christian - and a better human being and Black Sheep and Prodigals – an antidote to black and white religion. Dave also regularly contributes to BBC Radio 2’s ‘Pause for Thought’. He and his wife, Pat, have been leading retreats in Umbria since 2015.

See www.umbrianretreats.comfor details of accommodation.
All meals in Casa Roberto are included in the cost of £700 per person
All transport during the retreat is provided by people carrier. 
Additional costs include flights to and from Perugia airport.
Please also allow 200 Euros for light lunches, evening meals out
and incidental expenses.

 

For more information:

01733 552535 / 07702 341041

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