Discussion Question #2: Irish Christianity.

March 12, 2010


With St. Patrick’s Day coming up next week, we a presented with a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the history of Ireland and the Irish people.

There are a number of striking issues that come to mind, when I think about the Church and Ireland.  For instance:

  • The lives and work of saints like Patrick and Brendan.
  • Celtic Christianity and its distinction from Roman Christianity.
  • Celtic Monasticism.
  • Irish Immigration to the United States.
  • The deep conflict between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism.
  • And more…

So, we want to know what interests you most (of the above issues or others) about Irish Christianity, and what books have you read in reflecting on these issues?

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One response to Discussion Question #2: Irish Christianity.

  1. I’ve been using the Celtic Daily Prayer put out by the Northumbrian Community for just over a year. Growing up in a Evangelical tradition, I had now idea what to expect. I just knew I needed something on my spiritual journey. I’ve found it very beneficial. There is just something that resonates with me as I pray the prayers. For me, the fact that these prayers have been around for centuries helps me feel connected to essential Chrisianity. Love of God, Love of others. Pure and simple, it draws me closer to God.