TATAMAGOUCHE – A renowned Celtic theologian is to lead an upcoming program at the Tatamagouche Centre.
Rev. Dr. John Philip Newell, a poet, peacemaker and scholar, internationally acclaimed for his work in the field of Celtic spirituality, is to lead a program at the centre between Oct. 20-22 titled ‘Celtic Treasures and the Rebirthing of Christianity.’
Formerly Warden of Iona Abbey in the Western Isles of Scotland, Newell is now Companion Theologian for the American Spirituality Center of Casa del Sol at Ghost Ranch in the high desert of New Mexico where he and his wife spend their summers.
He has authored more than 15 books, including ‘Listening for the Heartbeat of God,’ ‘Praying with the Earth,’ and his most recent work, ‘A New Harmony: the Spirit, the Earth, & the Human Soul.’
“Newell helped me to find the words I needed to express my own spirituality – words rooted in the ancient Celtic tradition,” said Robyn Brown-Hewitt, who helped organized the event. “I’ve found my voice.”
Newell said that more so than ever before in the history of humanity, mankind now is aware of life’s essential interrelatedness and he follows the belief that Christianity will be born again by choosing the path of reconnection.
For further information or to register for the event, call the Tatamagouche Centre at 1-800-218-2220 or visit www.tatacentre.ca.