Every Earthly Blessing

Rediscovering the Celtic Tradition

Esther de Waal

Jun/1999, 160 Pages, Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5

ISBN-13: 9780819218063



A clear-eyed exploration of Celtic spirituality that enriches the Christian experience.

Every Earthly Blessing delves into the rich, earthy Celtic heritage and traditions to bring lyricism and charm to Christian worship. It presents the reader with scholarly research and context, along with beautiful Celtic poetry and songs. The topics Esther de Waal explores include monasticism, pilgrimages, creation and healing, sin and sorrow, and salvation, in the previously mystical and romanticized backdrop of Celtic Christianity.

“Esther de Waal writes with perceptive insight about the beauty and richness of the Celtic Christian world, especially its poetic tradition, but without romanticizing it. Every Earthly Blessing remains one of the best books in its field.”—Cintra Pemberton, O.S.H., author of Soulfaring: Celtic Pilgrimages Then and Now

Esther de Waal lives in Herefordshire, close to the border between England and Wales, having returned to the countryside where she grew up. She is the author of many books, including Living with Contradiction: An Introduction to Benedictine Spirituality and Every Earthly Blessing, both available from Morehouse Publishing.

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