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Washington National Cathedral
3101 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington DC 20016

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Writing From The Heart Of Autumn: Thin Times And Places
Saturday, October 26 | 9:00 am - 12 noon
Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage

Tickets: $25 advance; $30 at the door

Tickets are not mailed in advance; check in at the door.

In Celtic spirituality, the end of October marks a shift in both calendar and landscape. The veil between heaven and earth, the old year and the new, this life and the next is considered to be particularly thin. As we look towards the new year on the Celtic calendar and the celebration of All Saints and All Souls Day on the church calendar, join us for a morning of reflection and writing.

Learn from the words of poets and contemporary writers such as Mary Oliver and Kenneth Steven in the context of the ancient Celtic practice of honoring the ancestors and the seasons. Engage your own experience through simple writing exercises exploring the thin places and honoring the saints in your own life.

About Terri Lynn Simpson
Terri Lynn Simpson is the founder of Anam Cara Retreats. Celtic spirituality is her path, writing is her practice and inviting people into thin places where they may share their stories and experience the presence of the Holy is her work. In addition to having a graduate degree in theology and a doctorate in Spirituality and Story, Terri is a long-time student of Celtic spirituality. Grounded in the three-fold practices of prayer, pilgrimage and poetry, she weaves strands of these Celtic influences into the retreats, pilgrimages and workshops she leads in the US and in the UK for churches, healing ministries, women’s groups and faith based non-profit organizations.