The workshop explores the wit and wisdom of the Desert Mothers and Fathers which flowered in later Celtic spirituality. On Friday evening we explore major themes common to both traditions and their relevance to our lives today such as solitude, holy ordiariness, and swimming against the current. On Sat. we penetrate these themes more deeply through poetry, writing exercises, and dialogue with one another.
Speaker: Tessa Bielecki
Tessa was a Carmelite monk for almost 40 years, co-founded the Spiritual Life Institue and served as Mother Abbess of the contemplative community until 2005. She teaches at Colorado College and gives lectures and retreats. Her great passion is the desert. She lives as a hermit in Crestone, CO , in the spirrit of the ancient Fathers and Mothers of the desert and co-founded The Desert Foundation with Fr. Dave Denny in 2005.
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