Dr. Kirk Webb returns to explore Celtic spirituality

St. Andrew’s is delighted to welcome back Dr. Kirk Webb, Director of The Celtic Center for Spiritual Direction and Formation, who will facilitate the Celtic Spirituality seminar at this year’s Celtic Faire. The seminar will meet on Sunday, October 20, at 3:30 PM.

The Celtic Center has been particularly innovative in exploring the ways Celtic spirituality can inform our lives and improve our spiritual and mental health.  Dr. Webb offers this introduction:

The ancient Christian Celts created a beautiful way of living that held both Christian disciplines for spiritual growth as well as the older Celtic reverence of Nature as a unique revelation of God.    The result of this union was a unique way of being in the world and wandering on our spiritual journey that was both Christ focused and honoring of Creation.    Additionally, Celtic cultures were organized in small communities and the Celtic Christians used this model to understand our responsibility in caring for one another with skill and deliberate intent. 

The Celtic Christian tradition has been a rich part of my personal spiritual growth and experience for quite some time. Having grown up in the Celtic-influenced southern Appalachian culture, I have always been shaped by this wonderfully rich perspective on life, relationships, community, artistic expression, and faith. Numerous trips to Ireland and Scotland as well as extensive study in the Celtic perspective have provided pilgrimage experience and continually growing understanding of the Celtic ways of approaching personal relationship with God and our responsibility toward one another and all of Creation. My theological beliefs and understanding of human experience were developed through a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Seminary as well as counseling and Ph.D. degrees in clinical psychology. Additionally, I’m honored to direct the work of The Celtic Center which offers spiritual growth opportunities and spiritual direction training grounded in the Christian Celtic tradition. You can find out more about The Celtic Center at thecelticcenter.org. Or feel free to visit Dr. Webb’s web site.

Please join us for learning and discussion at The Celtic Faire. And may peace be with you all.