St. Patrick’s to hold class on Celtic spirituality

The Rev. Douglas Neel, rector of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, will lead a four-session series of classes on Celtic spirituality during the season of Advent, beginning Monday, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m. in the church parish hall and continuing through the month. All are invited to attend.

The class will explore the differences between Celtic spirituality and other types of spirituality. Celtic spirituality is based on creation and emphasizes the integration of spirituality into everyday life. It is ancient and also very modern.

“I find it most appropriate that our church is named for St. Patrick, a Celtic Christian who appreciated and revered the beauty and holiness of creation. We here in Pagosa Springs certainly are reminded on a daily basis as we look upon the magnificent mountains, enjoy the beautiful wildflowers, experience the glorious sunrises and sunsets, observe the movement of wildlife, watch the falling snow and stare upon the towering trees that God is indeed the great Creator,” said Neel.

Neel says that this is a most appropriate topic during the season of Advent, a time when we are transitioning from fall into winter, a time of anticipation and spiritual renewal. The class will offer a glimpse into the Celtic Christian way of praying, incorporating God’s creation into our daily lives and meditations.

You are invited to come and explore how to integrate Celtic spirituality into your daily lives. St. Patrick’s is located at 225 S. Pagosa Blvd. For more information, call 731-5801.

This story was posted on November 26, 2014.