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Christine Valters Paintner
Christine Valters Paintner, PhD, REACE is the founder of the virtual monastery Abbey of the Arts, a global, ecumenical community dedicated to the integration of contemplative practice and expressive arts.
Christine has been living on the wild, western coast of Ireland with her husband John for the last six years where they lead writing retreats and pilgrimages to sacred places in Ireland, Scotland, Germany, and Austria. She is a gifted facilitator, creating safe space for participants to explore inner landscapes, and drawing on a variety of creative modalities to bring the materials alive.
Paintner is a poet and the author of eleven books on spirituality and creativity including her most recent, The Soul’s Slow Ripening: 12 Celtic Practices for Seeking the Sacred.