The Celtic Revival
The Celtic Revival (ca. 430-800 AD)
Beginning with the work of Patrick, a great awakening to Christ began in Ireland. Within two generations, it spread to Europe, bringing widespread revival to churches there and awakening of many people to the Gospel. Thomas Cahill described the Celtic Revival as a period in Christian history when Irish believers and missionaries “saved civilization.” The resources on this page can give you more information about this period, and why we at The Fellowship of Ailbe look back to it for instruction, inspiration, and direction.
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Columbanus was the greatest of the Irish missionaries. This free PDF Reader includes excerpts from his extant sermons.
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The theology that drove the Celtic Revival was entirely orthodox, as we see from the writings of first leaders of that revival, Patrick and Sechnaill. Click the button below to read summary of their teachings.
Patrick told his story in two brief works, which we have recorded for our InVerse Theology Project. You can listen to each episode in Celtic Flame: The Burden of Patrick by clicking the button below.
The Celtic Legacy podcast features insights and encouragement from the writers of the Celtic Revival.
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Here are some short videos to give you more insight to the period of The Celtic Revival.
Crosfigell is our twice-weekly teaching letter featuring selections from the leaders of The Celtic Revival, accompanied by appropriate Scripture, questions for reflection, and excerpts from a psalm for singing.