Earth As Original Monastery

A seven month journey through ‘Earth, Our Original Monastery’ by Christine Valters-Paintner. Paintner invites you to enter the journey of contemplative living by focusing on the image of the earth as your original monastery—the place where you learn your most fundamental prayers, participate in each day’s liturgy of praise, and experience the wisdom of the seasons.

Linda writes, ‘this book helps us to find and know our rightful place in relationship with Earth. Each chapter engages our senses to penetrate, sink into, and rest in this finding and knowing’.

With time together, and individual space, we’ll explore and experience Earth as original Cathedral, as original Scripture, as original Saint, as original Spiritual Director, as original Icon, as original Sacrament, and as original Liturgy.  

Please buy your own copy of the book to use throughout the series.  

Christine is a Benedictine Oblate, and Abbess of the virtual global online monastery, The Abbey of the Arts.

Linda Courage is Coordinator of the Arts and Spirituality Special Interest Area of Living Spirituality Connections, where she is a member of the Work and Discernment Group. Her primary spiritual home is in the Abbey of the Arts.

Dates and Bookings

Fridays 10am-2.30pm. 

30 October, 27 November, 18 December, 29 January, 26 February, 26 March, 30 April. 

£140 (possibility of paying by instalment).