The Community of Aidan and Hilda in the US is a dispersed, ecumenical body drawing inspiration from the lives of the Celtic saints. Our members seek to live out Christianity as a complete and holistic way of life. Though geographically dispersed, we each live by a common Way of Life, with a soul friend (anamcara), and in a rhythm of prayer, work and rest.
New Release By Ray Simpson
A myth is reviving in the USA, which recent research validates, that Saint Brendan voyaged over three thousand miles from Ireland to America to evangelize it, but when the Indians near the Mississippi welcomed him, he realized Jesus was already there. In humility he returned home. In contrast, USA missions have taken a colonial approach to evangelizing Native American tribes, requiring converts to rubbish their culture and accept white culture as Christian. This book discerns the Creator’s imprints in indigenous tribes. It identifies some fault-lines in USA (and Western) society and church, e.g., white supremacy, manifest destiny, and the twin towers of empire-building and separatism. Churches need to repent of these false gods. They need to break free from the prison of consumerism and become open to the prophetic spirit. The book also explores the Creator’s imprints in white American culture, and the Christian spirituality of the Euro-Americans’ “indigenous” forbears, the Celts. The book outlines ways in which, in these fading decades of Western supremacy, and despite polarization, indigenous, settler, and immigrant peoples may journey together as modern followers of the Way. Those who rise to this challenge undertake a new Brendan’s Voyage and create a new American dream.
VIDEO TALK ON THE BOOK CELTIC CHRISTIANITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE: TWELVE KEYS FOR OUR FUTURE , RECORDED BY SCOTT BRENNAN IN WHITEHOUSE GARDEN, HOLY ISLAND.
Ray Simpson Contemporary Celtic Christianity
New Facebook Page!
The Caim unanimously agreed to the launch of a closed Facebook Group, “Pilgrims on the Aidan Way,” for active Explorers, Pilgrims (USA), Voyagers and Long Voyagers for the worldwide CA&H. Be sure and check out this out.
Here is the regular Facebook Group Community of Aidan and Hilda (USA)
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Here is a resource from the UK
Extracts from Ray Simpson’s Book that changes daily.
Practicing Pilgrimage in Everyday Life with Pat Loughery
(The webmaster of this site) This is from A Sacred Journey, by Lacy Clark Ellman.