Friday, September 30, 2016

Honoring Saints and Ancestors: An Online Retreat for the Season of Remembrance: Daily Nourishment from the Abbey of the Arts

October 31-November 19, 2016

The Christian feasts of All Saints and All Souls on November 1st and 2nd honor the profound legacy of wisdom our ancestors have left to us.  These feasts coincide with the Celtic feast of Samhain which marks the beginning of the dark half of the year in the northern hemisphere and is a festival of the final harvest and remembering the dead.  These moments on the great turning of the year’s wheel is believed to be a “thin place” where the ancestors are especially accessible to us across the veil.

Join us for an online self-study retreat experience welcoming in the gifts of the dark time and honoring the many saints of our heritage.  We will explore the gift of our genetic and spiritual roots and celebrate the coming of the fruitful darkness (in the northern hemisphere) when the seeds of new beginnings are planted.  November is traditionally the month of remembering the dead (although this retreat can be experienced at any time of year).  Welcome in the presence of the Communion of Saints who support us in each moment.

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