Scriptorium

Here are some thoughtful articles and essays on Celtic Spirituality.

The Seven Ecumenical Councils

Celtic Spirituality draws its inspiration from the earliest manifestation of Christianity in the isles of the north – an offering which was also inspired by the wisdom of pre-Christian Ireland.

Center for Celtic Spirituality

Celtic Spirituality draws its inspiration from the earliest manifestation of Christianity in the isles of the north – an offering which was also inspired by the wisdom of pre-Christian Ireland.

Celtic Monastic Scriptoriums – What Were They?

At the height of Celtic Monasticism, Scriptoriums were developed in which biblical manuscripts were preserved, copied, and beautifully illuminated. Because of the medieval development of the Bible into an object of veneration and point of contact with divine power, the copying of Scripture became a favored avenue for creativity.

The Light Burns On - The Struggles and Triumphs of Celtic Christianity

A sermon made by Bishop Taoiseach Thomas Faulkenbury on the occasion of his consecration to the episcopacy.

The Life and Teaching of St. Morgan of Wales

By: +Taoiseach Thomas Faulkenbury

Saint Morgan was, primarily, a Christian ethicist and moralist who sought practical applications of the Christian virtues to daily life. His theological concepts are grounded in attempting to balance faith and works in that way which is reflected in the Epistle of St. James and epitomized and by the life of Christ. Learn more about this remarkable Celtic contemporary of Augustine of Hippo who dares to challenge the notion of "original sin".

Universalism in the Christian and Celtic Tradition

By: +Taoiseach Thomas Faulkenbury

Modern labels can divert, dilute, or even distort ancient understandings. A clear example would be "universalism" as hotly bantered about among today's Christians versus its relatively stable meaning extending back to some of the earliest recorded Old Testament writings. Bishop Faulkenbury defines the two major notions of "universalism" held in Christendom and traces forward to modern times the concept's perceptive evolution or, perhaps more accurately put, devolution.

And God Said it Was Good

By: +Taoiseach Thomas Faulkenbury
An introduction to the Celtic ecological alternative to the Augustinian domination of nature.

The Theology of St. John Scotus Eriugena

By: +Tanaiste James Allister

Bishop Allister concisely articulates the complex theology of Saint John Scotus Eriugena who, with Saint Morgan of Wales, is one of the two pillars of Celtic theologians.

Saying of the Celtic Saints

Throughout the pre-reformation history of the Celtic Christian Church, her servants often demonstrated a profound understanding of many things. In this collection of quotations you'll encounter much holy, reverential, and occasionally practical wisdom.

Earth -- The Original Monastery

By: Christine Valters Painter

Noted spiritual and theological writer Christine Valters Painter paints a wise portrait of how, for the Celts, the Earth and Nature were and are the 'First Scripture' in our holy world.