Thursday, October 11, 2018
Come hear stories of the Celtic saints and their kinship with animals from the Celtic hagiographies, the largest body of Christian saint and animal stories in existence.
While those saints were often depicted as friends and protectors of animals, this presentation will also examine what the animals did for them—often portraying them as “consociates” or “lay oblates” of the monastic communities themselves. Implications and positive actions related to these will be examined and discussed.
Ed Sellner, professor emeritus of theology at St. Catherine University, is author of many books on Celtic spirituality, including the forthcoming Celtic Saints and Animal Stories: A New Spirituality of Holiness. A Fellow at the Oxford University of Animal Ethics in Oxford, England, he lives with two exceptional dogs, Hana and Mac, who continue to teach him much about wisdom and the holy life.
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