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Celtic Celtic

My Celtic roots are deep and to some extent recent. My British family came from the Black Country where they were weavers and tapestry men until the whole family moved to Philadelphia when it was the rug capital of America. They brought heritage with them, so that I still can understand a lot of Black Country slang. The family has roots in the Marches that form the elusive boundary with Wales. Tales of King Arthur, the Green Knight, and the four branches of the Mabinogion surrounded me while I was growing up. I keep going along the path . . .

Why Be Interested in Celtic Christianity?
July 1, 2016 | Posted in Celtic

Why Be Interested in Celtic Christianity?

A simple web search brings you tons of material on Celtic Christianity. You’ll find resources on the Scottish, Welsh, and Irish traditions. The Celts were once dominant from Germany west to the Atlantic Ocean. After ignominious defeats at the hands of the Romans, they were pushed to the western edges of the Roman Empire. These […]

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St Patrick and Celtic Christianity
March 17, 2016 | Posted in Celtic

St Patrick and Celtic Christianity

Set aside the silly hats and Guinness and meet St Patrick. Born in Britain in 385, Patrick was the son of a deacon and grandson of a priest. Christianity was long established in Britain by that time. At sixteen, he was seized by Irish pirates and enslaved in Ireland, where he lived as a shepherd […]

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