An Invitation to Celtic Wisdom: A Little Guide to Mystery, Spirit, and Compassion

An Invitation to Celtic Wisdom: A Little Guide to Mystery, Spirit, and Compassion

by Carl McColman

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ISBN-13: 9781612834047
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 11/01/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 371,203
File size: 733 KB

About the Author

Carl McColman lives near Atlanta, Georgia, where he is a member of the Lay Cistercians of Our Lady of the Holy Spirit—a contemplative community under the spiritual guidance of Trappist monks. He is the author of Answering the Contemplative Call and The Big Book of Christian Mysticism. Carl frequently leads workshops and retreats on contemplative spirituality at churches, seminaries, monasteries, and retreat centers. Visit him at
Carl McColman is the author of The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, Christian Mystics, and Answering the Contemplative Call, as well as a popular website ( and blog ( devoted to Christian and world mysticism. His writing has appeared on Huffington Post, Patheos, Beliefnet, and Contemplative Journal. Carl lives near Atlanta, Georgia.

Table of Contents

Part 1 The Celtic Mystery 1

Chapter 1 The Mystery 3

Chapter 2 Three Streams 13

Chapter 3 Thin Places 23

Chapter 4 Holy Wells 33

Chapter 5 The Edge of Waiting 43

Part 2 The Celtic Saints 53

Chapter 6 The Desert 55

Chapter 7 The Cloister 65

Chapter 8 Patrick the Enlightener 77

Chapter 9 Brigid, Mary of the Gaels 89

Chapter 10 Brendan the Navigator 105

Chapter 11 Columcille, Saint in Exile 117

Chapter 12 For All the Saints 125

Part 3 Walking the Celtic Path 139

Chapter 13 Hospitality 141

Chapter 14 Anamchara 151

Chapter 15 Shanachie 163

Chapter 16 Neart 173

Chapter 17 The Grail 183

Acknowledgments 191

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