Author - Christine Valters Paintner

Christine Valters Paintner is the online Abbess at, a virtual global monastery offering resources in contemplative practice and creative expression. She is a poet and the author of 12 books including The Soul’s Slow Ripening: 12 Celtic Practices for Seekers of the Sacred (Ave Maria Press) and Dreaming of Stones: Poems (Paraclete Press). Christine lives on the wild edges of Ireland with her husband, John, where they lead pilgrimages and writing retreats in Ireland, Scotland, Germany, and Austria.