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Christine Valters Paintner

Christine Valters Paintner is the online Abbess at www.AbbeyoftheArts.com, a virtual monastery without walls offering a variety of classes in contemplative practice and creative expression and the author of twelve books on spirituality, contemplative practice, and creative expression.

She is a Benedictine Oblate, poet, writer, spiritual director, retreat facilitator, teacher, and pilgrimage guide. Her fields of expertise include Christian spiritual practices, monastic spirituality, and the expressive arts. Christine earned her PhD in Christian Spirituality from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley and her professional status as Registered Expressive Arts Consultant and Educator (REACE) from the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA.org).

Christine has lived in Galway, Ireland with her husband John since 2012. Together they lead pilgrimages and writing retreats in Ireland, Scotland, Germany, and Austria.

Earth, Our Original Monastery

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All of Creation is woven together in holiness.

Earth as the Original Liturgy NO TEXT

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the Earth as the Original Liturgy without text.

Earth as the Original Liturgy

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There is a grand chorus that is ongoing, day after day, night after night.

Earth as the Original Sacrament NO TEXT

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The Earth as the Original Sacrament liturgy film without text.

Earth as the Original Sacrament

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Nature blesses us with God’s visual representation of a transformative life.

Earth as the Original Icon NO TEXT

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Earth as the Original Icon film without text.

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