John Philip Newell Shares Celtic Vision of the Sacred

John Philip Newell speaking

John Philip Newell, one of the most prominent Christian teachers of spirituality in the Western world, spoke to a packed house at Hartford Seminary on July 18 at a free event is co-sponsored by First Church of West Hartford and Saint John’s Episcopal Church of West Hartford.

Dr. Newell spoke about Celtic Spirituality, which celebrates the essential sacredness of all things. It remembers John the Beloved as leaning against Jesus at the Last Supper. It was said of John in the Celtic world that he, therefore, heard the heartbeat of God and became a symbol of the practice of listening deep within ourselves, deep within one another, and deep within the Earth.

In his address, Dr. Newell explored the implications of listening for the Sacred at the heart of each moment.

Watch the entire presentation below.

John Philip Newell, left, with Hartford Seminary President Joel N. Lohr

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