Holy Companions

Spiritual Practices from the Celtic Saints

Mary C. Earle and Sylvia Maddox

Aug/2004, 144 Pages, PAPERBACK, 5.5 x 8.5

ISBN-13: 9780819219930



The Celtic tradition continues to captivate readers. Centuries old, it seems to speak to the modern world with a fresh voice. In Holy Companions, readers are invited to get to know and journey with eighteen Celtic saints. The authors have provided a theme inspired by each saint, along with a brief biography, a reflection on what the saint's life and words may mean to us today, and some spiritual exercises and practices that grow out of that life and work. Written accessibly, this is an excellent book for individual exploration or group study.

Visit author Mary C. Earle at her website www.marycearle.org

Mary C. Earle is a poet, author and spiritual director, who teaches at the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas. She is also author-inresidence at the Work+Shop, a ministry of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in San Antonio, Texas. She resides in San Antonio, Texas. Visit the author at her website www.marycearle.com

Sylvia Maddox is a popular retreat leader who regularly teaches in the areas of prayer and spirituality.

" This is a lovely book; it will enrich the soul of anyone who reads it. It clearly focuses key aspects of the rich Celtic heritage in a practical form accessible to anyone whose heart is urgent with a spiritual quest or question. Its multilayered form blends biography and history with imagination and reflection. A delightful companion to the inner life, offering healing, integration, and luminosity."--John O'Donohue, author of Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom and Eternal Echoes: Exploring Our Yearning to Belong.
"Amidst the plethora today of publications on Celtic spirituality, Holy Companions stands out as an exceptionally well-written and balanced introduction to the saints of this richly personal and deeply corporate tradition. The book successfully guides us into a way of reflecting and praying with these saints as it introduces the stories and legends associated with them."--J. Philip Newell, former warden of Iona Abbey in Scotland.
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