Centuries ago Celtic Christianity flourished on the frontiers of the Roman Empire. Located primarily in Ireland, Britain, Scotland, and northern Europe, the Celts were marked by different customs, languages, and beliefs. When the Roman Empire disintegrated, the Celtic church flourished, producing saintly leaders such as Patrick and Brigid, and leaving an extraordinary legacy of art and literature. Celtic Christianity offers the possibility of seeing daily life and spiritual practice from a different perspective. This class will explore the rich heritage of Celtic
Christianity, examining its history, beliefs, and practices and their value for today.