Upcoming Events

These are Ray's upcoming events. If you would like to book Ray to come and speak at an event you're planning, get in touch here.

Celtic Summer School 2019

7th Aug 2019 - 14th Aug 2019

Learn about historic Celtic Christianity whilst deconstructing myths.

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26th Aug 2019 - 30th Aug 2019, 12:00am
Open Gate Retreat House Holy Island, TD15 2SD

At The Open Gate Retreat House.  Book opengate@aidanandhilda.org.uk

Ray Simpson will lead sessions of study and reflection that include:

Life at Aidan's Iona Monastery

Oswald and his family

Aidan and his twelve brothers

Hilda - Christ's Presence astride two worlds

Spiritual foster mothers

Soul friends and places of resurrection

Eadfrith and the Lindisfarne Gospels: Coptic, Byzantine, Roman and Irish spirituality

Background reading: (books by Ray Simpson)

Aidan of Lindisfarne: Irish Flame warms a new world (Wipf & Stock)

Hilda of Whitby: a spirituality of now (BRF)

The Lindisfarne Gospels (KM Publishing)

St. Aidan's Way of Mission (BRF)

For more information contact opengate@aidanandhilda.org.uk:
Email: opengate@aidanandhilda.org.uk
Website: www.aidanandhilda.org

a prayer...

We arise today
in the Eternal Flow of Mercy
who was here when the land began to breathe,
when the first tribes began to roam,
and when the colonists came to settle.
We arise today
in the Eternal Flow of Wisdom
who is dimly perceived in the stones,
the stories and the studies of all our peoples.
We arise today
in the Eternal Flow of Life
who seeps through land and limb and love.

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