Introduces the ancient tradition of Celtic anamchara, or soul friend, and the significant stories associated with it, especially those of the holy trinity of Celtic saints, Patrick, Brigit, and Columcille.
Fascinating stories about the four leaders of the early Celtic Church--revered as loving mentors to this day. Edward C. Sellner tells of the tradition of the Celtic anamchara or "soul friend, " the loving mentor who promotes the spiritual growth of those he or she guides, in his original and insightful Stories of the Celtic Soul Friends. Here, punctuated by the stimulating stories of the four leaders of the early Celtic Church--St. Patrick, St. Brigit, St. Columcille and the relatively obscure St. Colman of Land Ela--the author traces, celebrates and demonstrates the tradition's immediacy to our own faith, lives, and work, holding Jesus as the perfect exemplar. Mentors, teachers of religion, pastors, counselors, and anyone embarking upon a spiritual journey, should find this a beneficial, as well as invigorating, read.
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