A retreat on the Feast of Brigid of Kildare

A retreat on the Feast of Brigid of Kildare

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A one-day retreat on the Feast of Brigid of Kildare will include story, prayer, ritual, song, time for reflection, sharing and making Brigid crosses.

St. Brigid of Kildare, 5th Century monastic founder, is intimately connected with the Celtic goddess, Brigid, also celebrated Feb. 1, the midpoint between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. St. Brigid brought the eternal flame of the goddess, Brigid, to her people as the light of Christ and the fire of love. Both saint and goddess are known for compassion, care for the vulnerable, peace, and deep connection to the earth and all of creation.

Lunch will be provided. Dress comfortably, in layers and bring warm clothes for ritual with sacred fire and to take advantage of walks outdoors.

Space is limited; Prepayment required to confirm registration.
Register early to ensure a spot.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020
Time: 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Place: Glinodo Conference Center, 6270 East Lake Road, Erie
Price: $50.00 includes lunch
Facilitators: Edwina Gateley, Anne McCarthy
Music: Pam Verity

About the facilitators and musician:
Edwina Gateley: A spiritual writer, pioneering missioner and lay minister, Edwina is in high demand international speaker and retreat leader. Her passion for justice from women and those on the margins includes offering retreats for women in recovery from addiction who had been involved in prostitution. Deeply rooted in creation spirituality, she has celebrated Brigid’s feast in Kildare.

Anne McCarthy, OSB: Coordinator of Benedictines for Peace, Anne leads retreats on feminist spirituality, creation and nonviolence and has also celebrated Brigid’s feast in Kildare.

Pam Verity: Musician and teacher, Pam directs liturgical music and leads an Irish band. She has studied traditional Irish and celtic music and instruments in Ireland.

February 1, 2020