Group Retreat2 available
A registration fee of $200 is required as a deposit and will be applied toward the $300 cost of the retreat. Checks may be mailed to the Saint Francis Retreat Center, Mepkin Abbey, 1098 Mepkin Abbey Road, Moncks Corner, SC 29461
SPIRITUALITY OF THE CELTIC SAINTS
Discover the poetry, the folklore, and the mysticism of the Irish, Scottish and Welsh Saints of old — and how their down-to-earth, lyrical, and hope-filled wisdom still speaks to us today. From Saint Patrick's breastplate to Saint Brigid's cloak, from Saint Kevin's blackbird to Saint Columba's horse, Celtic lore is filled with charming legends and tales of the holy men and women who followed Christ while loving the blessings of God's good earth. During our time together we'll reflect on holy wells and thin places, journey with Saint Brendan the Navigator to the end of the world, and explore distinctively Celtic ways of praying.
Hi, I’m Carl McColman.
I am a contemplative writer, speaker, retreat leader and spiritual companion. I help individuals — and faith communities — deepen their relationship with God through prayer and silence. I draw on the teachings of the Christian saints and mystics, applying their wisdom in practical ways to the needs and opportunities of our time.
I believe God is Love — and that through Divine Love, each of us is called to embody a joyful life of service and creative expression. I am honored to support people in their adventure of falling ever more deeply with God who calls us to be one with Love.