Janet Conner
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Christine Valters Paintner—Welcoming the Mystics to Be Our Teachers
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Big Question: How can I recognize my teachers?
Our month on learning to recognize our teachers culminates with the wisdom of the mystics in Christine Valters Paintner’s exquisite book, Illuminating the Way: Embracing the Wisdom of Monks and Mystics. When I asked myself, “Who are my teachers?” the mystics of all traditions came to mind immediately. Thomas Merton, Hildegard von Bingen, Hafiz ... I read something from a mystic every day. Christine Valters Paintner has learned at the feet of many mystics and a few monks. She is a Benedictine Oblate and creator of the Abbey of the Arts. Christine now lives in Ireland where she communes with some Celtics' goddesses and saints too. It will be a sparkling conversation with Christine and her many teachers who will help us illuminate our way.