Igniting the Flame Course

New Enrollment Opportunities for “Igniting the Flame”

We are very excited to announce that enrollment options for upcoming Igniting the Flame classes are being expanded.  This foundational Celtic Christianity Course will now be offered quarterly, rather than just once a year, so you will have multiple opportunities to enroll.  (Be sure to check tab for more detailed information.) 

The aim of this year-long course is to:

  • Introduce you to Celtic Spirituality
  • Give you time to try out new or forgotten ideas as you experiment with different aspects of approaching a Way of Life
  • Help you to put into practice the decisions you make, and to adjust them as necessary
  • Equip you with the confidence to go on exploring and refining your Christianity

You will need a computer with online access to receive your course material, and a copy of New Celtic Monasticism for Everyday People by Ray Simpson.  You will have a personal tutor, plus the opportunity to have access to a private “chat room” where students and tutors can post and reply to each other as a form of communication.   There will be four assignments to complete in a timely manner throughout the year. The course cost is $50.  You may also purchase the book directly from us for $27 and a copy will be mailed to you.

Enrollment in Igniting the Flame is open to everyone, but is limited in number.  For additional information and registration, contact ItF Coordinator Tom Johnson at ITF.Coord.Tomj@gmail.com.   

The House that John Built

John, beloved disciples of the Lord:
pray with us.

Fathers and mothers of the Desert,
people of prayer and bringer of wisdom:
pray with us.

Martin, saint of Tours,
builder of communities of hermits,
living simply, loving God;
Martin, soldier of Christ:
pray with us.

Ninian of Whithorn,
apostle and example:
pray with us.

Patrick of Britain,
missionary to the land of Ireland:
pray with us.

Brigid, compulsive giver,
lover of the poor, Brigid of Kildare:
pray with us.

Columba of Iona, exiled from Ireland,
abbot and scribe, lover of Christ;
Columba now the gentle;
Columba of the Church:
pray with us.

Oswald, king and saint,
willing interpreter of the Gospel truth;
Oswald, man of prayer:
pray with us.

Aidan, emissary from Iona;
gentle and straightforward;
torchbearer; liberator of slaves;
Aidan of Lindisfarne:
pray with us.

Hild of Whitby,
firm leader of both men and women;
renowned for your counsel and insight,
releasing others in their giftedness;
Hild, woman of courage and faith:
pray with us.

Cuthbert of Northumbria,
hermit and joyous worshipper;
man of prayer and spiritual warfare;
patient minister of reconciliation;
Cuthbert of the people:
pray with us.