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    A Holy Island Pilgrimage: A personal reflection route around the Upper Springs.

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    This  booklet contains fourteen reflections, originally written for Easter Sunday 2019, each one associated with a particular place on Holy Island. You can use one or more of these reflections to help you to revisit this precious place, our Upper Springs. When first used, they were intended to help Companions prepare for the Easter Sunday renewal of our Vows of Availability and Vulnerability. Our hope is that, at any time of year, reflection on the stories and places on Holy Island which connect most with our own ‘lived’ experiences, can help our vows to become more personal and poignant.  Videos of these reflections can be viewed by using the the weblinks at the top of each reflection and listed together on page 17. You can use these in preparation for your visit, after it, or as you go around the Island, if you have a Smart phone with you.  In addition, this booklet includes a scratch-off code to enable you to download the pdf booklet.
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    A Holy Island Pilgrimage: A personal reflection route around the Upper Springs. PDF download

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    This downloadable pdf booklet contains fourteen reflections, originally written for Easter Sunday 2019, each one associated with a particular place on Holy Island. You can use one or more of these reflections to help you to revisit this precious place, our Upper Springs. When first used, they were intended to help Companions prepare for the Easter Sunday renewal of our Vows of Availability and Vulnerability. Our hope is that, at any time of year, reflection on the stories and places on Holy Island which connect most with our own ‘lived’ experiences, can help our vows to become more personal and poignant.  Videos of these reflections can be viewed by using the the weblinks at the top of each reflection and listed together on page 17. You can use these in preparation for your visit, after it, or as you go around the Island, if you have a Smart phone with you.  When you complete your purchase, you will receive an email with a link (HI reflections interactive pdf) to download your pdf.
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    Be stronger than each storm in me A4 print

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    Lynda Owen-Hussey, a companion with the Northumbria Community, is a mixed media artist living on the shores of the West Coast of Ireland in County Kerry, close to the birthplace of St Brendan. These days, her work is inspired by the many gifts of the sea she encounters on walks along the shore, often pondering the life of St Brendan and the many monks of old who inhabited this land. In describing this original artwork Lynda says:

    This artwork is inspired by a verse in the Northumbria Community’s Brendan Liturgy:

         Christ of the mysteries, can I trust you to be stronger than each storm in me?

    We read that Brendan and his companions cried out in prayer as they encountered storms on the ocean, trusting God as they sailed on in search of the land of promise. In Mark 6 we find Jesus’s disciples in a boat straining against the wind and becoming terrified as they see Jesus walking out to them over the water. He calls out to his disciples ‘Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.’ As he climbs into the boat the wind ceases. We too can cry out to God when we find ourselves in the midst of life’s storms trusting that Jesus is with us always.

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    Give Love and Receive the Kingdom : Essential People and Themes of English Spirituality

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    From the greatest living expert on the history of English spirituality comes the most expansive collection ever published of her work From the spirituality of Cuthbert, to Bede and the Psalter, Anselm the monastic scholar, and the depths of Julian of Norwich, from twelfth century hermits, through medieval pilgrimage, and by illuminating seventeenth century preachers, this volume is Benedicta Ward's magnum opus. With a title drawn from the writings of St. Anselm-a beautiful summary of the Christian life-Give Love and Receive the Kingdom is designed to both inspire and educate.
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    Help me to journey beyond the familiar 210mm square print

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    Lynda Owen-Hussey, a companion with the Northumbria Community, is a mixed media artist living on the shores of the West Coast of Ireland in County Kerry, close to the birthplace of St Brendan. These days, her work is inspired by the many gifts of the sea she encounters on walks along the shore, often pondering the life of St Brendan and the many monks of old who inhabited this land. In describing this original artwork Lynda says:

    Painted whilst on retreat at Nether Springs, the Mother House of the Northumbria Community,  this artwork is inspired by a verse in the Northumbria Community’s Brendan Liturgy:

        Lord, I will trust You, help me to journey beyond the familiar and into the unknown. 

    Brendan’s journey begins as his heart is stirred by a vision that takes him beyond his present circumstances and surroundings. In Genesis 12 we find Abram, who like Brendan, followed the call of God to leave the familiar comforts of home and venture towards the land of promise. Sometimes we hear that call ourselves, but oftentimes it is discomfort or the unexpected which proves to be the catalyst that opens us afresh to seeking out new ways as we journey in trust.

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    Herebert’s Hymnbook

    Illustrated by Francesca Ross, 'Herebert's Hymnbook' tells the story of Herebert of Derwentwater, a seventh century priest and hermit whose soul friend was St Cuthbert. It also contains eight poems by Andy Raine and Bailey Thaw. This is a stapled A5 booklet of 32 pages published by the Northumbria Community.
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    Hermits of the Inner Farne

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    This booklet has been compiled by Andy Raine,  a Companion with the Northumbria Community, as a way of retelling the story of the hermits who lived and prayed on the little island of Inner Farne, just off the north Northumberland coast. It begins with a reprinting of Kathleen Parbury’s manuscript of The Hermits of the House of Farne, which she self-published in 1983, and which is contained here with the permission and blessing of her surviving relatives.  It also includes relevant liturgical material taken from Celtic Daily Prayer, and other articles about the hermits.
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    My times are still in Your hands 210mm square print

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    Lynda Owen-Hussey, a companion with the Northumbria Community, is a mixed media artist living on the shores of the West Coast of Ireland in County Kerry, close to the birthplace of St Brendan. These days, her work is inspired by the many gifts of the sea she encounters on walks along the shore, often pondering the life of St Brendan and the many monks of old who inhabited this land. In describing this original artwork Lynda says:

    Painted whilst on retreat at Nether Springs, the Mother House of the Northumbria Community, this artwork is inspired by a verse in Northumbria Community’s Brendan Liturgy:

    I will trust in the darkness and know that my times are still in Your hand. 

    Brendan and his companions spent years on the sea as they searched for, and eventually found, the promised land. In Psalm 31, King David in the midst of difficulty places his trust in God recalling that his times are in God’s hands. Likewise we are called to trust God in the dark and difficult desert days we can find ourselves in.

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    Oswald: Return of the King

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    The exiled family of King AEthelfrith of Northumbria arrive, after much hardship, on the island of Iona, where the monastery founded by St Columba has become a centre of worship and learning. Young Oswald becomes firm friends with a novice, Aidan. When Aidan professes his final vows, Oswald and his little brother Oswy are received into the church. As befits a young prince, Oswald learns to fight. However, Aidan's example attacts him and he is on the point of deciding to become a monk when news reaches Iona that his half brother, Eanfrith, has been killed by Cadwallon, the king who defeated Edwin. Oswald sails back to Northumbria and meets Cadwallon in battle, defeating and killing him. Oswald, now undisputed king of Northumbria, gives Aidan the island of Lindisfarne as his base. But Penda, the last great pagan king in England, is raising troops against him ...
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    Oswiu: King of Kings

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    Oswald's head is on a spike. Can Oswiu avoid the same fate? The great pagan king Penda set a trap, and when the brothers Oswiu and Oswald walked in, only one came back alive. Rumours abound that the place where Oswald's body is strung up has become sacred ground - a site of healing for those who seek it. Oswald's mother believes he will protect those he loves, even beyond the grave. So she asks the impossible of Oswiu: to journey to the heart of Penda's kingdom and rescue the body that was stolen from them. Will this fateful task allow Oswiu to prove himself worthy of uniting the kingdoms under him as the King of Kings, or will it set him on a path to destruction? Oswiu: King of Kings is the masterful conclusion to The Northumbrian Thrones trilogy.
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    Photographic Prayers

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    This second book from Mary, Mark and Aurian Fleeson contains a further selection of stunning images and words exploring the land and sea around Lindisfarne.
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    Photographic Prayers 2: the Holy Island of Lindisarne through images and words.

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    This second book from Mary, Mark and Aurian Fleeson contains a further selection of stunning images and words exploring the land and sea around Lindisfarne.
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    Sacred North

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    Whether you share Fr John's passion, and regard the saints as 'friends'; have a thirst for history, ancient places and the lifestyle of our ancestors; and/or are intrigued by the majesty of the environment at its wildest and most beautiful, you will doubtless enjoy Sacred North and its selection of the nearly 250 sites visited and photographed over seven research trips conducted between March 2016 and May 2017, and, hopefully, catch a little of the 'fire' that burned within these modern-day pilgrims. "The inspiration for Sacred North was fuelled by my passion for the early Christian saints. Despite a lifetime of research, we still encountered constant surprises on each of our three long journeys following in the footsteps of these holy men and women, revealing a rich heritage of ancient crosses, remote caves and hidden hermitages, healing wells, ancient chapels, and islands 'at the end of the world'."
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    The Abbess of Whitby : A novel of Hild of Northumbria

    Chosen as handmaid to Eostre, the Saxon goddess, Hild would spend a year serving the goddess before she was wed. Her future was mapped out - until her father was murdered, and King Edwin claimed her as kin. Hild's first love was given a key command in Edwin's forces, and vanished from her life, wed to her elder sister. That same day, the court was baptised, ending the people's fertility religion and Hild's role. Life looked bleak - even more so when the husband to whom she was given was killed, along with her child. Hild resented the compulsory baptism, but became intrigued by the Iona priests, and eventually converted. Aidan, the charismatic figure who taught, and lived, a new kind of love, persuaded Hild to help spread the new faith. In thanks for a significant victory, King Oswy ordered her to found one of his new monasteries at Whitby. She would see the men she trained appointed by the Pope as missionary bishops, carrying the faith across Britain.
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    The Book of Trees

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    "In the opening lines of “Willow,” a poem in Sean M. Conrey’s latest, The Book of Trees, Saint Columba imagines Christ in a rainless desert, a landscape he knows only through books. The poem ends with a vignette about a monk who perches on Columba’s shoulders to repair a thatched roof in the midst of a downpour—“I’ll admit, it’s a constant struggle to love/the mud on my shoulders where he stood.” With the cadence of prayer, Conrey’s poems conjure the wisdom of a land that hasn’t “forgot to speak for itself” at the very moment when that wisdom begins to be forgotten. A briny and true collection."

    Jennifer Glancy, Professor of Religious Studies at Le Moyne College and author of Corporal Knowledge: Early Christian Bodies

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    The Creative Spirit: harmonious living with Hildegard of Bingen

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    The figure of Hildegard of Bingen towers both over her own and our present age. Her ideas about healing, the arts, the relationship between science and theology, the interdependence of male and female and the interconnectedness of all living beings with each other and their Creator have extraordinary relevance to our contemporary understanding of these issues. Yet for all Hildegard's astonishing creativity and originality, her spirituality is firmly rooted in the Rule of St Benedict and its emphasis on daily prayer and meditative reading of the Scriptures. This introduction to her life and thought includes many practical spiritual exercises that will enable us to bring Hildegard's wisdom and vision of wholeness to our busy, fragmented lives today.
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    The King in the North: The Life and Times of Oswald of Northumbria

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    Oswald of Northumbria was the first great English monarch, yet today this legendary figure is all but forgotten. In this panoramic portrait of Dark Age Britain, archaeologist and biographer Max Adams returns the king in the North to his rightful place in history as a charismatic leader, a warrior whose prowess in battle earned him the epithet Whiteblade, and an exiled prince who returned to claim his birthright and become the inspiration for Tolkein's Aragorn.
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    The Private Lives of the Saints : Power, Passion and Politics in Anglo-Saxon England

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    Skulduggery, power struggles and politics, The Private Lives of the Saints offers an original and fascinating re-examination of life in Anglo-Saxon England. Taking them from their heavenly status to the human level, Oxford art historian and BBC presenter Dr Janina Ramirez explores the real lives of over a dozen seminal saints. This landmark book provides a unique and captivating lens through which to explore the rich history of the Dark Ages.
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    Celtic Daily Prayer Book 1: The Journey Begins

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    Celtic Daily Prayer Book 1: The Journey Begins is the first in a two-volume collection of liturgies, prayers and meditations from the Northumbria Community, inspired by ancient Celtic Christianity, but reaching out to bring inspiration and comfort to all today who seek to be still and to find spiritual truth. As a companion for the journey this book offers meditations for the events of life, and liturgies for its seasons. It also provides a two-year cycle of insights and daily reflections with accompanying scripture readings for use in morning and evening prayer. This is a rich treasury that is loved and trusted by individuals, ministers, families, groups and communities across the world.See a sample CDP Book 1 sample
    Celtic Daily Prayer is now also available as an interactive ebook published by HarperCollins and available for a variety of devices. It can be purchased from:
    Amazon here  
    iTunes here
    googleplay here
    kobo books here
    This enhanced e-book with app-like features includes the Daily Prayer and Compline liturgies, the Meditations for the Day from Book 2 and all four years of Daily Readings from Books 1 and 2.
    The ebook also contains the Scriptures for each day's readings in full from the New Revised Standard Version Bible and music from the Celtic Daily Prayer CD BUT PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MUSIC FILES WILL NOT PLAY ON ALL DEVICES. Devices that will support the music files include: Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch devices.  
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    Celtic Daily Prayer Book 2: Farther Up and Farther In

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    Celtic Daily Prayer Book 2: Farther Up and Farther In is the long awaited companion volume to Celtic Daily Prayer Book 1: The Journey Begins, also reissued in a new binding. It contains a further two years of daily readings together with a new set of meditations for each day of the month plus prayers and liturgies that speak into real life as we have experienced it. With the exception of the Daily Offices and Complines, which have been re-issued with melody lines for those parts where a sung version exists, the material included is new. Here you will find additional resources for the Times and Seasons of the year and for Rites of Passage. Here too are liturgies and prayers for the significant events and decisions in life. For those seeking fresh resources for corporate worship there are four new Communion services, an Advent liturgy that could work equally well in either a church or home group setting and fourteen new ‘Follow the Example’ liturgies with suggestions for occasions when they may prove helpful. Beautifully bound in a specially commissioned hardback cover with ribbon markers, this book is built to last. Just as well as we anticipate it becoming as much a part of our journey, alone and together, as its treasured elder sibling! See a sample:CDP Book 2 Sample 
    Celtic Daily Prayer is also now available as an interactive ebook published by HarperCollins and available for a variety of devices. It can be purchased from:
    Amazon here  
    iTunes here
    googleplay here
    kobo books here
    This enhanced e-book with app-like features includes the Daily Prayer and Compline liturgies, the Meditations for the Day from Book 2 and all four years of Daily Readings from Books 1 and 2.
    The ebook also contains the Scriptures for each day's readings in full from the New Revised Standard Version Bible and music from the Celtic Daily Prayer CD (though the music files will not play on all devices).
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    The Ita Compline

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    A Trifold A4 card containing the words of the Ita Compline from Celtic Daily Prayer. Part of a series of 7 cards each containing the words of one of the Complines. (Also available here is a perfect bound A5 booklet containing the words of all seven Complines, along with the melody line of those parts of the Complines that have been set to music.)
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    The Aidan Compline

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    A Trifold A4 card containing the words of the Aidan Compline from Celtic Daily Prayer. Part of a series of 7 cards each containing the words of one of the Complines. (Also available here is a perfect bound A5 booklet containing the words of all seven Complines, along with the melody line of those parts of the Complines that have been set to music.)
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    The Cuthbert Compline

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    A Trifold A4 card containing the words of the Cuthbert Compline from Celtic Daily Prayer. Part of a series of 7 cards each containing the words of one of the Complines. (Also available here is a perfect bound A5 booklet containing the words of all seven Complines, along with the melody line of those parts of the Complines that have been set to music.)
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    The Felgild Compline

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    A Trifold A4 card containing the words of the Felgild Compline from Celtic Daily Prayer. Part of a series of 7 cards each containing the words of one of the Complines. (Also available here is a perfect bound A5 booklet containing the words of all seven Complines, along with the melody line of those parts of the Complines that have been set to music.)
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    The Ebba Compline

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    A Trifold A4 card containing the words of the Ebba Compline from Celtic Daily Prayer. Part of a series of 7 cards each containing the words of one of the Complines. (Also available here is a perfect bound A5 booklet containing the words of all seven Complines, along with the melody line of those parts of the Complines that have been set to music.)
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    The Boisil Compline

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    A Trifold A4 card containing the words of the Boisil Compline from Celtic Daily Prayer. Part of a series of 7 cards each containing the words of one of the Complines. (Also available here is a perfect bound A5 booklet containing the words of all seven Complines, along with the melody line of those parts of the Complines that have been set to music.)
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    The Patrick Compline

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    A Trifold A4 card containing the words of the Patrick Compline from Celtic Daily Prayer. Part of a series of 7 cards each containing the words of one of the Complines. (Also available here is a perfect bound A5 booklet containing the words of all seven Complines, along with the melody line of those parts of the Complines that have been set to music.)
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    Hild Liturgy card

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    A trifold A4 card containing the Hild Liturgy from Celtic Daily Prayer Book 1: The Journey Begins. A helpful resource for use on individual retreats or when using the liturgy in group sessions. 10% discount when ordering 5 or more copies of this liturgy.  
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    Oswald Liturgy Card

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    A trifold A4 card containing the Oswald Liturgy from Celtic Daily Prayer Book 1: The Journey Begins. A useful resource for pilgrimages and retreats. 10% discount when buying 5 or more copies.
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    Brigid Liturgy booklet

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    A 16 page stapled booklet containing the Brigid liturgy from Celtic Daily Prayer Book 1: The Journey Begins. The Brigid Liturgy is ideal for use as a house blessing by individuals, families or groups and is easily adapted for a variety of situations. 10% discount when ordering 5 or more copies.
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    The Canaire Liturgy card: In Celebration of Woman

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    This liturgy, taken from Celtic Daily Prayer Book 2: Farther Up and Farther In, is a useful resource for use:
    • on 28 July, Canaire's feast day
    • on pilgrimage to Bantry Bay or Scattery Island
    • on any occasion as a dedication to voicing and/or enacting your truth
    • for those seeking to boldly pursue God's call, even in the midst of opposition and prejudice
    • as a celebration of women
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    Chad Liturgy Card

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    A trifold A4 card containing the Chad Liturgy from Celtic Daily Prayer Book 1: The Journey Begins. A useful resource for pilgrimages and retreats. 10% discount when buying 5 or more copies.
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    Brendan Liturgy Booklet

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    A stapled booklet containing the Brendan Liturgy from Celtic Daily Prayer Book 1: The Journey Begins. A useful resource for individual or group retreats. 10% discount when buying 5 or more copies.  
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    An Introduction to the Wisdom of the Celtic Saints

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    Edward C Sellner has recently published a revised and expanded edition of his important work Wisdom of the Celtic Saints, which presents the stories of 27 of the most important of the Celtic saints from Ireland, Scotland, northern England, Wales, Cornwall and Brittany. However, this is currently only available in hardback form and the author has permitted the Northumbria Community to publish his excellent introduction to his book in this booklet form, making it more widely accessible.
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  • Celtic Illustrations
    Celtic Illustrations
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    Celtic Illustrations: a prayer journal

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    Celtic Illustrations is a prayer journal that combines the inspirational stories of the lives of some of the Celtic Saints of Northumbria with beautifully decorated pages for you to record the reflections, struggles and longings of your own inner journey. First published in 1997 as a hardback, perfect bound volume , this new edition comes in a user-friendly spiral bound notebook format.
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  • Blessing Europe: The Legacy of the Celtic Saints
    Blessing Europe: The Legacy of the Celtic Saints
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    Blessing Europe: The Legacy of the Celtic Saints DVD

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    Join Rainer Wälde as he sets out on a fascinating journey through Europe in the trail of the Celtic Saints. Discover the origins of Christianity in Ireland and journey with the Irish monks as they embark on their great adventure through France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy. Following the success of his multi-award winning documentary film, My Journey to Life, Rainer tells the stories of four major Celtic saints narrated by Roy Searle of the Northumbria Community. Set out with Columbanus, regarded by some as the 'first European', on his incredible journey that will take him from Bangor in Northern Ireland to Bobbio in Italy. Relive the story of his companion, Gallus, who founded a monastic cell on the banks of Lake Constance out of which emerged a great religions and cultural centre that become the present day town of St Gallen. Accompany Pirmin on the island of Reichenau and join Magnus on his bold adventures into the Allgau region of Southern Germany. Receive fresh inspiration from the beautiful music and soul-stirring prayers of the Celtic tradition. Discover the great legacy of the Irish monks and accompany Rainer on a moving journey to the source of life.
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  • Celtic Christian Spirituality
    Celtic Christian Spirituality
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    Celtic Christian Spirituality

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    The Celtic Christians beheld the world around them and perceived the divine life of God upholding every aspect of the material universe. Their prayers and poems, their liturgies and their theological texts give Christians a sense of faith that is confident in a merciful and infinitely creative, healing God. In this introduction to Celtic Christian spirituality, Mary C. Earle presents the primary texts from the Celtic Christian tradition - selections from the writings of Pelagius, Eriugena and St Patrick, as well as prayers and poems from Wales, the Outer Hebrides and Ireland. These essential texts direct humanity to read the 'book of creation' as well as the book of scripture, and call us to remember that 'matter matters'. The author's engaging facing-page commentary explores how faithful Christians and spiritual seekers use the writings of this lively tradition as ways of embodying and living the gospel.
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    Aidan, Bede, Cuthbert: Three Inspirational Saints

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    In this rousing book, David Adam celebrates the lives and interweaving stories of Aidan, Bede and Cuthbert. Recalling, in a personal introduction, his ordination to the pastoral ministry in Durham Cathedral (the burial place of Bede and Cuthbert) and his thirteen years as Vicar of the Holy Island of Lindisfarne (where Aidan lived), the author communicates clearly his appreciation of these three great saints. They have much to teach us, he believes, about vision – about expanding our spiritual awareness and deepening our love for God.
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    40 Days with the Celtic Saints: Devotional Readings for a Time of Preparation

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    The life stories of the Celtic Saints are inspirational. They demonstrate great and unassuming faith, often in the face of insurmountable difficulties. In 40 Days with the Celtic Saints, David Cole draws us to relate our own life journey and developing relationship with God into the life story of the Celtic saint of the day. A corresponding biblical text and blessing encourages and motivates us to transform our lives for today's world in the light of such historic faith.
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  • Fire of the North
    Fire of the North
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    Fire of the North: The Life of St Cuthbert

    St Cuthbert, monk and bishop of Lindisfarne, was a man of extraordinary charm and ability. A preacher, teacher and pastor, he was also reputed to have gifts of prophecy and healing. David Adam, one of the most prolific and best-loved writers in the Celtic tradition, vividly relates the story of this central figure in Celtic Christianity. Drawing out the qualities which make Cuthbert so important in our own time, Fire of the North celebrates the saint's ready sense of God's presence and eager response to nature. The narrative is complemented throughout by prayers specially composed to help us experience the direct force of Celtic spirituality for ourselves.
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    The Spirit of the Hebrides : Word and images inspired by Sorley MacLean

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    The Spirit of the Hebrides combines the poetry of Kenneth Steven with the photography of Alastair Jackson and features images of Skye and Raasay in homage to one of Scotland’s leading 20th century poets, Sorley McLean. The Spirit of the Hebrides explores islands as places to be discovered; places which shy away from recognition, yet are in some way familiar.
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  • How the irish saved civilisation
    How the irish saved civilisation
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    How the Irish saved civilisation

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    From the fall of Rome to the rise of Charlemagne – the 'dark ages' – learning, scholarship and culture disappeared from the European continent. The great heritage of Western civilisation – from the Greek and Roman classics to Jewish Christian works – would have been utterly lost were it not for the holy men and women of the unconquered Ireland. In this delightful and illuminating look into a crucial but little-known 'hinge' of history, Thomas Cahill takes us to the 'island of saints and scholars', the Ireland of St Patrick and the Book of Kells. Here, far from the barbarian despoliation of the continent, monks and scribes labouriously, lovingly, even playfully preserved the West's written treasury. With the return of stability in Europe, these Irish scholars were instrumental in spreading learning. Thus the Irish not only were conservators of civilisation, but became shapers of the medieval mind, putting their unique stamp on Western civilisation.
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  • My Journey to Life
    My Journey to Life
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    My Journey to Life: On the trail of Celtic Saints DVD

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    Discover the historic secrets of Irish monks as Räiner Walde goes on the trail of Celtic Saints. Journey back in time to the origins of Christianity in Ireland and Britain. Travel from Dublin to Lindisfarne. Find out about St. Patrick, Columcille, Brigid, Aiden and Cuthbert. Meet modern-day followers in Iona and Northumbria and find out about the roots of Celtic Christianity. Be inspired by the many ancient prayers, songs and rituals. Discover how a daily rhythm of life - with set times for solitude and set times for Christian communion - benefit our spiritual well-being. Explore how a spiritual life following the course of nature and admiring creation can help us to draw near to God. Join Räiner Walde on the trail of Celtic Saints - a personal 'journey to life'.
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    The Eye of the Eagle: Meditations on the hymn ‘Be Thou my Vision’

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    The Celtic hymn, 'Be Thou my vision' keeps its popularity after twelve centuries because of its vivid response to our deep human need for God. Following the great success of his earlier books, David Adam takes us through this well-loved hymn, discovering the spiritual riches that are hidden in all our lives. The Celtic tradition often speaks more directly to us than foreign spirituality: The Eye of the Eagle explores the inner resources which are our native heritage. It includes exercises so that we can experience for ourselves the many aspects of vision, which is such a vital part of every Christian life.
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    Love The World

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    This beautifully written book aims to increase our love for the world through reflecting on what we have discovered about it, and using this as a basis for further meditation and spiritual enrichment. It opens by looking at the beginning of the universe and the mystery of being, then moves on to our world, its atmosphere, the miracle of water and things we often take for granted but are essential to our health and happiness. Finally, it focuses on our relationship to the earth. Each section offers a short introduction, based on scientific discovery, a meditation, and an exercise in awareness and sensitivity.
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    The Cry of the Deer: Meditations on the Hymn of St Patrick

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    "The Cry of the Deer" takes us deeper into the prayer experience through a series of meditations leading into practical exercises in affirming the Presence of God. These meditations are based on the eternal certainties of the Christian faith, as acclaimed in the translation of the hymn of St. Patrick known as "The Deer's Cry". They are designed to help us to experience faith not merely as creeds but as a vital, living relationship with God which touches every aspect of our lives.
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    The Holy Island of Lindisfarne

    David Adam has been captivated by the beauty, wonder and holiness of Lindisfarne since first glimpsing its fairytale castle from the train as a young boy. In this absorbing volume, he shows the island's human face, revealing how Lindisfarne and its people have responded to trial, tribulation and triumph in the course of a long and vibrant history. This tiny place witnessed one of the last stands of the 'British' Celtic peoples against the invading Anglo-Saxons in the 6th century. It has been the home of saints and scholars, most notably St. Aidan and St. Cuthbert, and famously produced the medieval masterpiece known as the "Lindisfarne Gospels". Less familiar to readers, perhaps, will be that the island experienced the first recorded Viking invasion in 793, and was involved in the 17th century Civil War and the 18th century Jacobite Rebellion. Today its ruined 11th century Priory and 16th century Castle - later redesigned by the great English architect Edwin Lutyens - draw pilgrims and visitors from all over the world. Wherever you walk on Lindisfarne, the past impinges on the present...In relating afresh many of the island's legends and stories, David Adam's lovely volume affords the reader a wonderful sense of all there is to discover, just beneath the surface.
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    The Two Saints Way Guide

    The Two Saints Way is a new 92 mile pilgrimage route between the cathedral cities of Chester and Lichfield. Its historic sites, beautiful scenery and hidden treasures provide a perfect opportunity to connect with the past, and find peace in the present. This accompanying 144 page guide, written by the route's creator David Pott, is packed with pictures, facts, and maps that make walking the route easy and informative. 'This superb new guidebook is as clear and colourful as it is full of detail. It will enable users to get the very best out of every section of the route, whetting the appetite of those planning a trip, and serving as a souvenir for those looking back on the experience.' The Very Revd Dr Pete Wilcox Dean of Liverpool Cathedral and formerly Canon Chancellor of Lichfield Cathedral. This guidebook is currently out of print until autumn 2019. In the interim the Two Saints Way team have made available a downloadable PDF version of the guidebook and the link to the website is: https://bit.ly/2EQ8wwQ. There is also a new website available here:  www.twosaintsway.co.uk      
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  • The Voyage of St Brendan
    The Voyage of St Brendan
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    The Voyage of St Brendan: Journey to the Promised Land

    The Voyage of Saint Brendan – Journey to the Promised Land (Translated from Latin by John J. O’Meara) John J. O’Meara has here translated one of the most famous and enduring stories of western Christendom, the Navigatio Sancti Brendan Abates, written in Ireland perhaps as early as the year 800. While the routes of Saint Brendan’s journeys remain a subject of controversy, the tale itself is of great interest – a strongly integrated text which derives from several centuries of Irish literary tradition. The Voyage of Saint Brendan presents the late Professor O’Meara’s translation of the only scientific edition of the original Latin text, with his introduction, and is illustrated by the relevant woodcuts from a German version of the tale, Sankt Brandans Seefahrt, printed in Augsburg in 1476.
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    Walking the Edges
    Walking the Edges
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    Walking the Edges: Living in the Presence of God

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    Walking the Edges – Living in the Presence of God – David Adam What does it mean to live in the presence of God? Combining story with spiritual reflection, poems and prayers, Walking the Edges invites us to journey to the borderlands, the place inhabited by Christians willing to extend themselves in adventurous living for the sake of love. Here, on the edges of the unknown, God the great Other is ever to be found. Each time we open our eyes to beauty, to wonder, to mystery, our lives are renewed. Every time we fail to reach out beyond the solid and the comfortable, we kill the life that is in us though the outcome of various events in our lives may be unknown; God continually calls us from death to life, promising an abiding presence and glorious future. Walking the Edges draws on the stories of St Martin, St Ninian, St Patrick, St Oswald and St Cuthbert. It also offers an insight into David Adam’s childhood, his early life as a coal miner, and his unexpected call to the pastoral ministry which has been a blessing to so many around the world.
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