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What is it about Christian Celtic Spirituality that continues to rise from the ancient paths to lead us in the earthy embodied ways of living our authentic faith?  Perhaps it began with songs sung while washing the baby, when planting seeds, or with prayers said when bowing at the moon at night.  

In this course we will learn and engage the deep wells of Christian Celtic Spirituality to refresh us and be oriented in the essential goodness of all of Creation. We will be recalled to the holy work of listening to the heartbeat of God in quiet, through community, in the sacred utterances of creation, and through spiritual practices. Time will be spent exploring Celtic themes through circle gatherings, chants and songs, morning prayer overlooking the lake, and hands-on art and nature stations. Together we will build a Celtic Cross in nature connecting with the elements and praying for the Earth.  “Let us become aware of God’s Presence within and all around.” J P Newell    

Presenters: The Rev. Lorie Martin, the Rev. David Taylor, & Katherine Murray of the Centre for SPIRITUAL RENEWAL in connection with ACW Anglican Church Women of the Diocese of New Westminster

Registration: includes 5 meals Double occupancy: $445 per person  Single occupancy: $525  Limited Maximum 30 persons. Scholarships available and if full to go on wait list: contact

An exquisite Location: Loon Lake Lodge & Retreat Centre, Maple Ridge BC.

Presenters:    Lorie Martin is a priest in the Diocese of New Westminster doing her curacy at St. Andrew’s, Langley and St. Thomas, Chilliwack. She is a spiritual director, contemplative retreat leader and the Associate Director of The Centre for Spiritual Renewal. She has a passion to create sacred space to experience the loving presence of God and offer hope and healing to our world. Lorie lives in Lindell Beach near Chilliwack with her husband, Dwight. They raised five children and now enjoy their grandchildren. 

David Taylor is the Rector of the Parish of St. Dunstan in Aldergrove and the Exec. Director of the Centre for Spiritual Renewal. David has a passion to re-connect people to Scripture and the depth of the spiritual history of Christianity. He delights in the personal spiritual journey of the heart and works to ensure the marginalised are cared for. He is a composer of worship music and liturgy: Awaken Love;  All Shall Be Well. David is on Diocesan Council and leads the team on Ecumenism and Interfaith Ministry for the Diocese. He is married and his two sons light up his heart and life! 

Katherine Murray is a spiritual director and an experienced retreat & group leader. She is passionate about intimacy with God and the contemplative life, teaches and guides spiritual practices, and lives these authentically. Katherine lives in Abbotsford and is a postulant for the diaconate with the Diocese of New Westminster. Katherine holds a Bachelor of Social Work degree and a master’s degree in International Relations. Currently, she is studying theology part-time at the Vancouver School of Theology. Katherine loves time with family and friends, long walks in the woods, community life and strong cups of tea.