Anyone who knows me is likely aware that I have a special love for studying the Celtic Christian tradition. I’ve been reading and learning slowly for the past couple years, in between diaper changes, cooking meals, moving, and studying the Hungarian language. Since I’ve had several people asking for some of my favourite resources on Celtic Christianity, I decided to go ahead and share a resources page of what I have so far. And I’ll be adding to it as I learn more too!
Disclaimer: The materials shared below do not necessarily indicate that I agree with 100% of any of the beliefs, views, or opinions described in them. Aspects of these works have certainly taught and inspired me, but I don’t want it to be communicated that I am behind every single things said in the resources below, or that I am even aware of all the views of the speakers, writers, and creators on every single subject. As always, prayerfully consider and study whatever you encounter, asking God for guidance in knowing Him.
Community of Aidan & Hilda
A daily office of prayers to follow, easily paired with the Celtic Daily Light link below from the same group.
Celtic Daily Light
Daily readings and prayers shared from Ray Simpson’s book.
A daily office of prayers, readings, and meditations.
Faith and Worship
A rich resource of prayers written around the seasons of the year and various themes.
The Carmina Gadelica
A compilation of Christian prayers and poetry from Scotland, gathered and edited by Alexander Carmichael in 1900.
A dispersed community of Christians. They produce many wonderful resources in the Celtic Christian tradition, and their website is full of many articles and a freely available daily office of prayers.
Celtic Christian History
Father Gabriel Rochelle’s Blog: here.
Devotionals & Reflections
A weekly online devotional with a Celtic, nature-inspired focus by a good friend of mine. Her writing is just brilliant. Some of my favourites from her is an absolutely lovely series on knowing God and contemplating His character through the elements: fire, air, earth, & water.
John Birch’s website is full of many resources in the Celtic Christian tradition, but I wanted to highlight a free Bible study he has there on faith and creation.
Key authors writing on the Celtic Christian tradition:
- John O’Donohue
- Ray Simpson
- Esther de Waal
- J. Philip Newell
- David Cole