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2012 – Scotland

Intimacy with earth: Creation and Awe

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The Celtic way of life, especially early on, was largely based on connection and respect for the earth; it could almost be said that the druids had a healthy ‘fear of nature’ relative to the Christian concept of a ‘fear of God’. Keeping this idea in mind, one can see how nature is a tool for communicating the mighty power of God. To be in awe of the created order is to be in awe of the creator. In connecting and allowing ourselves to become intimate with the created world, we can find deep spiritual connection. It’s no wonder Iona…

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Tangibility and Symbolism: a Celtic tradition

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Humans are born with an inherent belief that there is something that exists that is greater than themselves: whether it be a god, science, or simply a greater ‘goodness’ (or evil). Many have trouble grasping, or putting a more tangible face to this presence. In the case of the druids, the simple beauty and power of the natural world proved sufficient in finding a real sense of deep spirituality. It allowed them a physically tangible front to their spiritual connection. And it’s not difficult to see why the druids connected so deeply with their natural world. Scotland is crowded with…

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A Celtic Pilgrimage

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We’re on our way to Scotland (April 29th, 2012)! The countdown is on and if you’re interested then you can find the full itinerary and more information online here.  This is a really great opportunity to experience study abroad SSU style, whether you’re a student or not! Now to answer some of your frequently asked questions… What is the exact cost and what does that include? The total price is $3699.00 and includes round trip airfare from Saint John, NB, accommodations (double occupancy), transportation around Scotland (luxury motor coach), breakfasts and dinners (lunches not included), guides and admission to all sites mentioned…

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We’re Going to Scotland! Wanna Come?

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Springtime in Scotland: A Celtic Pilgrimage SSU is proud to announce our upcoming study trip to Scotland! Students, alumni, and friends are invited to participate in this 9-day trip throughout the lowlands and highlands of the Scotland. Mark your calendars and book your time off and embark on this journey with our fearless leader and Celtic saint, Gregg Finley!  Here are some preliminary details, but stay tuned for a detailed itinerary and instructions on saving your spot! WHEN–April 29th-May6th, 2012 WHERE–All over Scotland, from Glasgow to Iona, Skye, Inverness, Edinburgh and more! WHAT–Historical sites like Culloden, and Holy Isles  like Iona &…

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