Spirit in All Things


A nine session short course engaging with the essential features of a spirituality which honours and celebrates the goodness of life and inherent creativity within Creation.

Drawing on the work of Matthew Fox and others each month we will walk through the four paths of Creation Spirituality: Via Positiva, Via Negativa, Via Creativa and Via Transformativa. As we walk the paths, we will explore connections to the urgent call for ‘ecological conversion’ and look at how these four paths might help open us to personal and collective transformation and change.

These spiralling paths of creation spirituality offer the invitation to:

  • fall in love with Creation and the entire life community on Earth
  • safely engage with the pain of witnessing the diminishment and destruction of the beauty and dignity of life in the world around
  • open to emergent inspiration to be a creative force for good in the world
  • steer our creativity through compassion towards the celebration and flourishing of life

The monthly evenings balance input with experiential elements using a variety of creative approaches and include space for reflection and gentle sharing.

Participants are offered material to continue working with and reflecting on in-between sessions.

There will also be the option to participate in smaller online sharing groups for those who would like the opportunity to connect in-between the main sessions.

Led by Julia Ling-MacDonald.

Julia MacDonald is Director of St Bede’s with a particular interest in spirituality, cosmology, creativity and ecology.


Dates and Bookings

Online Wednesdays from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

  • 12 Oct 2022
  • 16 Nov 2022
  • 14 Dec 2022
  • 18 Jan 2023
  • 15 Feb 2023
  • 15 Mar 2023
  • 19 Apr 2023
  • 17 May 2023
  • 15 Jun 2023

Cost £150 (£50 per term please contact the office if you would prefer to pay termly)