Reimagining Advent as Threshold: A Day of Celtic Prayer and Reflection

With Ann McGovern, RSM, and Debra Brown-Norko, MD

Celtic Spirituality awakens our hearts to the presence of God in all creation and in ordinary moments of our lives. In Celtic understanding, "threshold" is considered a thin place, a place or time where heaven meets earth, a space where we can feel closer to our God.

Can we take a break from the anxiety, busy-ness and commercialism of the season to embrace Advent as a threshold to an inner sacred space? During this season of darkness, there we will seek the light within us and all of creation.

Join us as we prepare our hearts for our God being birthed anew this Christmas. We will share Celtic-inspired music, poetry and prayer that will lift us during this very special season. Some of the prayers we will read will be from Celtic Treasure – Daily Scriptures and Prayers by John Philip Newell, which is available in the Mercy by the Sea bookstore and on Amazon Smile.

The retreat will be held Monday, December 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The $50 fee includes lunch.

 Ann McGovern, RSM, is the Director of Mission Integration and Hospitality, responsible for promoting and integrating the mission, values and vision of Mercy by the Sea. With the assistance of staff and volunteers, she helps foster the value and spirit of hospitality, which is central to the charism of the Sisters of Mercy.

Debra Brown-Norko, MD is a retired pediatrician who is currently a student at Yale Divinity School. She has discovered new understandings of our Creator God and ways of prayer from attending John Philip Newell’s School of Celtic Consciousness held annually at Mercy by the Sea.

Sessions:  1
Date:  12/17/2018
Meeting Time:  Monday 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Instructors:  Ann McGovern, RSM
Debra Brown-Norko, MD
Fees: 
$50.00   (Class Fee)