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Celtic Prayers from Iona: The Heart of Celtic Spirituality

by Philip J. Newell


From the renowned Celtic shrine and heart of today's renewed interest in Celtic spirituality comes this handsome calligraphy-lettered collection of prayers based on the rhythms and images of Celtic oral tradition.


Based on the rhythms and images of Celtic oral tradition, these morning and evening prayers are a week's cycle of daily worship used by the ecumenical community of Iona, the most famous of Celtic shrines. Written in calligraphy.


J. Philip Newell and his wife Ali were cowardens of the lay religious community of Iona Abbey in the Western Isles of Scotland. There Philip developed this book as an aid to daily prayer. Here is a weekly cycle of morning and evening prayers in the Celtic tradition, with gospel and psalm readings taken from the liturgical year. Each "day" reflects a concern of the Iona Community: justice and peace, healing, the goodness of creation and care for the earth, commitment to Christ, communion of heaven and earth, and welcome and hospitality.

Binding: Hardcover  93 pages
Pub Date: September 01, 1997
ISBN: 0809104881    EAN: 9780809104888