Presenters

Christine Valters Paintner

Christine Valters Paintner, PhD, REACE is the founder and director of AbbeyoftheArts.com, a virtual monastery and global community exploring contemplative practice, creative expression, and ways to nourish an earth-cherishing consciousness. She is a poet, spiritual director, teacher, pilgrimage guide, and author of 17 books on spirituality and the arts including two collections of poetry. Christine has lived on the west coast of Ireland since 2012 with her husband John. She is a Benedictine oblate with the St. Placid Priory community.

 

Events with Christine Valters Paintner

Zoom: Writing Summer's Abundance
June 11, 2022

Join us to explore the abundant gifts of summer in this Zoom mini-retreat session where we will explore writing in alignment with the turning of the seasons. The equinoxes, solstices, and Celtic cross-quarter days are all threshold moments and portals to a new season of life. We are invited to listen to the new invitations being offered by the earth’s turning. Summer is a time of lingering, dreaming, and yielding to the mystery of things. It is a time to bloom  and enjoy the growth around us. It is a season of long days  filled with light and warmth renewing…

Zoom: Writing Into Winter
January 21, 2023

Join us after the winter solstice and in the new year to explore the gifts of winter in this Zoom mini-retreat session where we will explore writing in alignment with the turning of the seasons. The equinoxes, solstices, and Celtic cross-quarter days are all threshold moments and portals to a new season of life. We are invited to listen to the new invitations being offered by the earth’s turning. Winter is a time of hibernating, dreaming, incubating, and yielding to the mystery of things. It is a time to slow way down and trust in the seeds deep beneath the…