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Birthing the Holy Through the Many Names of Mary with Christine Valters Paintner

Out of the Fog with Karen Hager

Committing to the way of the sacred feminine means making time for silence and reflection, and tending to our inner lives. Christine Valters Paintner believes that embracing the wisdom of Mary the Blessed Mother and her many faces is one way to welcome the sacred feminine into our lives. She’s here to share familiar and unfamiliar names of Mary, expressed as archetypes that are shared across cultures … to open pathways of creativity, healing, and justice.Christine Valters Paintner, PhD and Registered Expressive Arts Consultant/Educator,  is the online Abbess of abbeyofthearts.com, a virtual monastery and global community. The Abbey offers online programs and retreats to help integrate contemplative practice and creative expression. Christine is the author of 18 books on spirituality including her most recent, Birthing the Holy: Wisdom of Mary to Nurture Creativity and Renewal.

33mins

26 Jul 2022

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Episode 152: Discover New Titles of Our Lady for Your Personal Devotion with Christine Valters Paintner

How They Love Mary

Christine Valters Paintner has written a new book about Mary that Fr. Edward fell in love with. It happens to be competing in Amazon rankings with his new book but Christine's book is too good not to share. There are so many different titles for the Blessed Mother, and in her new book Birthing the Holy, Christine Valters Paintner offers us reflections on 31 titles. Some you will be familiar with and others will be new to you as they were for Fr. Edward. In this episode you'll discover new titles for Our Lady that you will begin invoking and thinking about in your daily life. Christine's Book: https://www.avemariapress.com/products/birthing-the-holy Her website: https://abbeyofthearts.com/ Get your Marian socks from Sock Religious and celebrate the Month of May in style: https://www.sockreligious.com/?rfsn=5170834.c28065 Buy Fr. Edward's book How They Love Mary from Sophia Institute Press: https://www.sophiainstitute.com/products/item/how-they-love-mary

38mins

2 Jun 2022

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Christine Valters Paintner – episode 285

Faith Conversations

I’m happy to welcome back to the podcast the online abbess for Abbey of the Arts and prolific author, Christine Valters Paintner. I delve into a bit of Christine’s story as well as talk to her about her latest release Sacred Time: Embracing An Intentional Way of Life. Christine’s books are always interactive, which we talk about, and the experience is transformative. I’m sure you will enjoy this conversation and I commend to you Christine’s books.Mentioned on the podcast:The Soul of a Pilgrim (Still my favorite of Christine’s books)The Soul’s Slow Ripening and Christine mentioned The Music of Silence by David Steindl-RastAbbey of the Arts, Christine’s online presence with lots of offerings to check out.Facebook page Note: When clicking through on links to products on Amazon, as an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.The post Christine Valters Paintner – episode 285 appeared first on Anita Lustrea.

39mins

23 Aug 2021

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Journey Into New Life: The Doubting Pilgrim - Christine Valters Paintner - May 2, 2021

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11mins

2 May 2021

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Touching Sacred Earth through Expressive Arts and Spiritual Practice with Christine Valters Paintner

EarthRising Podcast

Christine Valters Paintner has spent her career and life as a Benedictine oblate exploring the link between the disciplines of making art and having a spiritual practice. We contemplate how these two disciplines provide an access point for relating to the natural world and deepening our relationship to Earth, while activating our imagination and relationship to mystery.Christine also shares what it can mean to slow down and cultivate a contemplative practice in the midst of our busy lives, including some practical ideas and insights for how to do this. She is also a poet and we end the interview with an offering from her writings.

36mins

16 Oct 2020

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Christine Valters Paintner: Earth Our Original Monastery

Praying at the Speed of Love

This is the perfect conversation for a time of pandemic and quarantine. Christine invited us to explore how the monastic view embraces all of life—treasures and sorrows, cygnets and compost. She offered rich insights into the practices of Stability, Wild Edges, Grief, and the paradoxical state of Holy Indifference. She took us into a gentle meditation of memory—a heart practice to rediscover the gifts in small experiences. Join our community and get your free gift at janetconner.com/29.  

1hr 11mins

18 Jun 2020

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The Soul of the Artist with Christine Valters Paintner

Ave Explores

Christine Valters Paintner is a Catholic author and online abbess at the Abbey for the Arts, a virtual monastery offering classes and resources on contemplative practice and creative expression. She explains how we are called to see ourselves as artists in the world, not because we have marketable talents, but because the Lord is inviting us to create. Paintner explores how God surprises us with art in every form.Links:Ave Explores Art and ArchitectureAve Explores Art and Architecture GivewayChristine Paintner's BooksAbbey of the Arts

27mins

24 Apr 2020

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Christine Valters Paintner: Wild Silence and the Cloister of the Earth (Part Two)

Encountering Silence

Our conversation with Christine Valters Paintner concludes with this episode.Christine is the online abbess for Abbey of the Arts, a virtual monastery offering programs and resources on contemplative practice and creative expression. She is the author of thirteen books on monasticism and creativity, including her most recent Earth, Our Original Monastery and her second collection of poems forthcoming this fall, The Wisdom of Wild Grace.Wild, for me, is breaking beyond the confines of the limits of our imagination... wild, for me, is a doorway into this more expansive image of the Divine... wild, for me, is this understanding of the great Mystery that is. You can't commodify wild or mystery, you can't define it; this gift of wildness also asks us to access our intuitive knowing and our embodied knowing, as well. — Christine Valters PaintnerShe leads writing retreats and pilgrimages in Ireland, Scotland, Austria, and Germany and online retreats at her website AbbeyoftheArts.com, living out her commitment as a Benedictine Oblate in Galway, Ireland, with her husband, John.Christine returns to Encountering Silence (click here to listen to her previous interview with us, from 2018) bringing her warm, wise and inclusive spirituality which encompasses deep contemplation with an inspiring commitment to creative expression.This is part two of a two part episode. Click here to listen to part one.Some of the Resources and Authors We Mention In This Episode: Christine Valters Paintner, Earth, Our Original Monastery: Cultivating Wonder and Gratitude through Intimacy with Nature Christine Valters Paintner, The Wisdom of Wild Grace: Poems Christine Valters Paintner, The Artist’s Rule: Nurturing Your Creative Soul with Monastic Wisdom; Christine Valters Paintner, The Eyes of the Heart: Photography as a Christian Contemplative Practice; Christine Valters Paintner, The Wisdom of the Body: A Contemplative Journey to Wholeness for Women; Christine Valters Paintner, The Soul’s Slow Ripening: 12 Celtic Practices for Seeking the Sacred. Christine Valters Paintner, Dreaming of Stones: Poems Christine Valters Paintner, Lectio Divina: The Sacred Art Evelyn Underhill, The Letters of Evelyn Underhill C. S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain C. S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Gerard Manley Hopkins, Poems and Prose The Desert Mothers and Fathers, Early Christian Wisdom Sayings The PsalmsEpisode 95: Wild Silence and the Cloister of the Earth: A Conversation with Christine Valters Paintner (Part Two)Hosted by: Carl McColmanWith: Cassidy Hall, Kevin JohnsonDate Recorded: March 30, 2020Featured image photo credit: Burren/Seashore Photo by Gabriel Ramos on Unsplash.

22mins

6 Apr 2020

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Christine Valters Paintner: Wild Silence and the Cloister of the Earth (Part One)

Encountering Silence

Christine Valters Paintner is the online abbess for Abbey of the Arts, a virtual monastery offering programs and resources on contemplative practice and creative expression. She is the author of thirteen books on monasticism and creativity, including her most recent Earth, Our Original Monastery and her second collection of poems forthcoming this fall, The Wisdom of Wild Grace.This is part one of a two part episode. To listen to part two, click here.Earth is the place where we learn our most fundamental prayers, hear the call of the wild arising at dawn to awaken us to a new day, participate in the primal liturgy of praise unfolding all around us, and experience the wisdom and guidance of the seasons. — Christine Valters Paintner, Earth: Our Original MonasteryShe leads writing retreats and pilgrimages in Ireland, Scotland, Austria, and Germany and online retreats at her website AbbeyoftheArts.com, living out her commitment as a Benedictine Oblate in Galway, Ireland, with her husband, John.Christine returns to Encountering Silence (click here to listen to her previous interview with us, from 2018) bringing her warm, wise and inclusive spirituality which encompasses deep contemplation with an inspiring commitment to creative expression.Everything in creation becomes a catalyst for my deepened self-understanding. The forest asks me to embrace my truth once again. The hummingbird invites me to sip holy nectar, the egret to stretch out my wings, the sparrows to remember my flock. Each pine cone contains an epiphany; each smooth stone offers a revelation. I watch and witness as the sun slowly makes her long arc across the sky and discover my own rising and falling. The moon will sing of quiet miracles, like those which reveal and conceal the world every day right before our eyes.  — Christine Valters Paintner, Earth: Our Original MonasterySome of the Resources and Authors We Mention In This Episode: Christine Valters Paintner, Earth, Our Original Monastery: Cultivating Wonder and Gratitude through Intimacy with Nature Christine Valters Paintner, The Wisdom of Wild Grace: Poems Christine Valters Paintner, The Artist’s Rule: Nurturing Your Creative Soul with Monastic Wisdom; Christine Valters Paintner, The Eyes of the Heart: Photography as a Christian Contemplative Practice; Christine Valters Paintner, The Wisdom of the Body: A Contemplative Journey to Wholeness for Women; Christine Valters Paintner, The Soul’s Slow Ripening: 12 Celtic Practices for Seeking the Sacred. Christine Valters Paintner, Dreaming of Stones: Poems Christine Valters Paintner, Lectio Divina: The Sacred Art The Desert Mothers and Fathers, Early Christian Wisdom Sayings The Psalms David Abram, The Spell of the Sensuous: Pereption and Language in a More-Than-Human World Sr. Corita Kent, Learning by Heart: Teachings to Free the Creative Spirit Thomas Merton, New Seeds of Contemplation David Whyte, River Flow: New and Selected Poems Helen Waddell, tr., Beasts and Saints Francis and Clare, The Complete Works Julian of Norwich, The Showings of Julian of NorwichEpisode 94: Wild Silence and the Cloister of the Earth: A Conversation with Christine Valters Paintner (Part One)Hosted by: Carl McColmanWith: Cassidy Hall, Kevin JohnsonDate Recorded: March 30, 2020Featured photo credit: Kilmacduagh Monastery photograph by Carl McColman, copyright 2002.

31mins

3 Apr 2020

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Tea N’ Take Ep 8- Special Guest Christine Valters Paintner

Tea n' Take

In this first "special guest" edition of Tea n' Take, Jamie (Pragya) sits down with one of her teachers, Dr. Christine Valtners Paintner. Christine is the abbess of "Abbey of the Arts," a yoga teacher, pilgrimage guide, and the author of 12 books, the newest a collection of poetry called "Dreaming of Stones."

27mins

25 Jun 2019

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