Spiritual Practices

These practices are created with a Celtic contemplative spirit in mind. They are of a monastic flavour, though meant to be used by by people living in the world. They are well suited to a person with a job and a family. There will be more added as time goes by and you are invited to contact Justin for guidance if you choose to practice them. He can usually be found in the Virtual Chapel.

Virtual Retreat

Take a virtual retreat with our online community and explore Celtic Christianity more deeply. In this retreat we take a deeper look at the sacred around us and within us and how we can create spaces for both. This introductory retreat will give you the tools to ground your spiritual life in the wisdom of trees and rivers, to explore the universe which is within you, and to live with compassion and integrity in a world which is far too often dark and unhealthy. The six sections in this retreat easily correspond with the six weeks of Lent. This makes an excellent Lenten practice.

Contemplative Prayer

Contemplative prayer is an essential part of what we do. In the silence we are free and in the silence we are one. Our community currently meets weekly online for shared live silent prayer and discussion around the mystics, contemplatives, and poets who inspire us. You are more than welcome to join us every Monday at 8:30 pm EST.

Lenten Office

A three fold practice for Lent designed to engage mind, body, and spirit. There is a set of readings and prayers for each day focusing on the wisdom literature, creation accounts, and gospel story in the Bible. This is a free offering and can easily be used in tandem with the Virtual Retreat.

Rule of Life

This rule is based on the scriptures, the early church, and the Celtic Christian tradition. It is broad but demanding attitudes towards life and God and others more than it is a code of specific rules and regulations. Yet, to live the life Christ has called us to is no easy task. Join us as we try our best to live in Christ’s image.

Why Follow a Rule and Office?

A brief explanation of the need for a spiritual practice which guides and teaches us. A rule of life can shine the light of truth into our soul and fasting can show us how much our physical comfort impacts our ability to love. If you’re wondering why you would even want to follow a rule or observe an office click the title above.