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From ancient Celtic spirituality to new monastic churches with Ray Simpson

From ancient Celtic spirituality to new monastic churches:


a wilderness retreat in the wilderness of Western Australia with Ray Simpson.


Ray Simpson is the founding Guardian of the International Community of Aidan and Hilda, from the holy island of Lindisfarne, U.K.

A new cradling of Celtic spirituality.

Monday 18 May to Friday 22 May 2015

The Community of Aidan and Hilda is a world-wide people who journey with God reconnecting with the Spirit and the scriptures, the saints and the streets, the seasons and the soil. Members draw inspiration from the Celtic saints such as Aidan, and God-guided indigenous personalities.

More information about the Community of Aidan and Hilda can be obtained from their website:

PROGRAM:  Ray will offer sessions on the rhythms of prayer, work and re- creation, pilgrimage and poetry, soul friendship, life-long learning, healing the land and indigenous relationships.


The experience is being offered in conjunction with Koora Retreat Centre, set in Boorabbin National Park in the Great Western Woodlands of Western Australia, a base camp from which to experience the wilderness and explore desert spirituality alone and in community.  It is 70km east of Southern Cross and 160km west of Kalgoorlie and offers monastic cell style accommodation, some with en-suite or private bathroom facilities and gourmet camp cooking.  Koora Retreat is owned and run by Rev. Dr Anna Killigrew and Rev. Peter Harrison, both skilled group and camp-site facilitators as well as being experienced in spiritual direction, bush knowledge, ecology and survival.

Earlier Event: May 1
Beginning of May Weekend Retreat
Later Event: May 29
Foundation Day Weekend Retreat