An ecumenical ministry of the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica in Atchison, Kansas

Celtic Pilgrimage
Sacred Journeys into Celtic Christianity

Pilgrimage to Eastern Ireland

May 20-31, 2019

What to Pack


  • Camera (extra batteries)
  • Casual travel clothes: lightweight/quick drying fabrics are best (jeans acceptable)
  • Electrical adapter-converter (220/240 volts)
  • Eyeglasses + extra pair
  • Hiking/walking shoes or boots
  • Hiking/Walking socks - thermal fabrics
  • Journals - pen or pencil
  • Medications + copies of prescriptions
  • Rain jacket with hood
  • Toiletries - Tissues, "Wet Ones"
  • Travel alarm
  • Wash Cloth (not usually provided)
  • Detailed Travel Tips [pdf]

For more info:

Therese Elias, OSB
Peace House
3741 Forest Avenue
Kansas City, Missouri 64109

Celtic Reading List

General Introduction

  • Esther de Waal, Every Earthly Blessing, Servant Publications.
  • Timothy Joyce, Celtic Christianity, Orbis Books
  • P.Sheldrake, Living Between Worlds: Place & Journey in Celtic Christianity, Cowley II. Publications, Cambridge, MA

The following books are more scholarly:

  • Nigel Pennick, Celtic Sacred Landscapes, Thames and Hudson
  • Nora Chadwick, The Celts, Penguin
  • J. Mackey ed., An Introduction to Celtic Christianity, T&T Clark, Edinburgh, 1989


  • A.M. Allchin & Esther de Waal, ed., Daily Readings From Prayer & Praises from The Celtic Tradition, Templegate, Illinois.
  • Esther de Waal, God Under My Roof, Paraclete Press, Orleans, MA.
  • Esther de Waal, ed., Celtic Vision: The Carmina Gadelica, St. Bede’s Publications, Petersham, MA.
  • Esther de Waal, The Celtic Way of Prayer, Doubleday.
  • O. Davies & F. Bowie, ed., Celtic Christian Spirituality: An Anthology of Medieval & Modern Sources, Crossroads


  • Marcus Losack & Michael Rodgers, Glendalough: A Celtic Pilgrimage, Morehouse Publishing
  • Shirley Toulson, The Celtic Year, Element Books.
  • Esther de Waal, ed., Beasts & Saints, Eardman, 1996.
  • Richard J. Woods, The Spirituality of the Celtic Saints


  • Lisa Bitel, Isle of Saints: Monastic Settlement and Christian Community in Ireland, Cornell University Press.
  • T. Clancy & G. Markus, ed., Iona: The Earliest Monastic Writings, Edinburgh University Press, 1995.
  • Uinseann O’Maidin, OCR, The Celtic Monk, Cistercian Publications

Esther de Waal has written extensively on Celtic and Benedictine spirituality.