Saturday, March 17, 2012

Celtic Spirituality - God's Power and Beauty in Everything

On this St. Patrick's Day, I am mindful of the considerable gift to the Church of Celtic spirituality - rooted in a sense of God's presence, power and beauty perceptible in all of nature, all of time and space.  It is a prayer life deeply conscience of the Catholic principle of sacramentality and a theology of blessing.

The late poet John O'Donohue was a master at putting this sensibility into beautiful words.  This lovely video captures the essence of this - and of the blessing he was to many while he was here.  "I would love to live like a river flows," he wrote, "carried by the surprise of its own unfolding."

May it bring you peace today:

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