Kathleen Kaczor, Master of Divinity alum, will lead a retreat on Celtic Spirituality and the Anamchara at Queen of Angels Monastery in Mt. Angel, Ore., in April 2016.
In this retreat, Kaczor will introduce participants to the anamchara. The early Celts knew the importance of having an anamchara – or confessor – in which to dialogue with the Holy. Today in Celtic spirituality, anamchara is described by its literal translation, soulfriend. In the first of two weekend retreats, participants will explore how the Celts viewed and understood the soul in relationship to their spiritual tradition. A follow-up retreat in the fall will explore the overall significance of Celtic friendships and their influence on the anamchara tradition. Both retreats are self-contained, allowing participation in one weekend, or both.
The first retreat will be held Friday and Saturday, April 15 and 16. Discounts for early registration; see benedictine-srs.com for more information.
Kathleen Kaczor earned a Master of Divinity from Marylhurst University in 2015. She serves as clinical chaplain at the Oregon State Hospital. Her spiritual director training is certified by Shalom Prayer Center. She is experienced in pastoral care, spiritual direction, support group facilitation, logistics management, and small business growth and maintenance. Kathleen teaches Compassion in Action: Service Learning at Marylhurst where she also serves as campus minister.