The love of nature and a passion for the wild and elemental;the love of poetry and art and the old stories; a sense of God and the saints as a continuing personal presence...these are some of the elements of a Celtic spirituality. This lists explores some of these and more.
I offer Thee Every cloud that ever swept O'er the skies and broke and wept In rain, and with the flowerlets slept. My King. Each communicant praying Every angel staying Before Thy throne to sing. Adoramus Te!
This extract from the ancient Irish prayer, Glorificamus Te, beautifully captures both the Celtic people's devotion to the psalter and their desire to express their love for God in every situation.
"A Celtic Childhood is the lyrical narrative of a gifted and animated storyteller. With humor and charm, Watkins blends history, song, and Celtic identity into a wonderful tale of misadventure and merriment. With this collection of colorful characters and humorous memories, a lucid picture of one man's history and identity is shaped. When asked how memory played a role--or played tricks--in writing his book, Watkins replied, 'When you're young you're like blottin' paper and you soak everything up. Sitting around the kitchen table, I heard these same stories and songs over and over again. Of course, part of the Celtic psyche is the ability to have memories that you've never had.'"