Spirit in All Things


A five session short course, run by St Bede’s Director Julia MacDonald, 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 fortnight 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 inhabiting earth
  • safely engage with the pain of witnessing 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

Evenings run fortnightly balancing 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 of participating in smaller online sharing groups for those who would like the opportunity to connect in-between the main sessions.


Dates and Bookings

At St Bede’s fornightly Thursday evenings 7pm to 9pm (£75)

  • 5 May 2022
  • 19 May 2022
  • 2 June 2022
  • 16 June 2022
  • 30 June 2022