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Author: Martin Shaw, Canon.Michael Talbot, producer.Ron Trickett, director.Anglia Television.Films for the Humanities (Firm)All authors
Publisher: [S.l.] : Newbridge Communications ; Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the spiritual aspects of Celtic lore by tracing the roots of Celtic Christianity through the lives of the men and women who kindled its fire in the British Isles during the Dark Ages. Includes video footage of pilgrimages to selected medieval centers of Celtic Christianity including : Croagh Patrick in Ireland ; the island of Iona in the Scottish Inner Hebrides ; Holy Island (Lindisfarne) off the coast of  Read more...
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Named Person: Patrick, Saint; Cuthbert, Saint Bishop of Lindisfarne; Columba, Saint; Aidan, Saint; David, Saint; Kevin, Saint Abbot of Glendalough; Brigid, of Ireland Saint
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Shaw, Canon.; Michael Talbot, producer.; Ron Trickett, director.; Anglia Television.; Films for the Humanities (Firm); Newbridge Communications.
OCLC Number: 37663782
Notes: Subtitle on container : The history of the Celtic saints.
Videocassette release of the 1995 British television production by Anglia Television Ltd.
Credits: Producer, Michael Talbot ; director, Ron Trickett ; executive producer, Malcolm Allsop ; camera, Chris Holland & John Twining.
Performer(s): Host, Anglican Canon Martin Shaw ; commentary by Dr. John O'Donohue, Dr. Michael Neary, Joanna Anderson, David Adam, Monsignor Richard Mohan, Rev. Brendan O'Brien, George McClafferty.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 2 videocassettes (ca. 42 min. each) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Contents: Tape 1 (60 min.). Canon Martin Shaw joins over 30,000 pilgrims on a trek up Croagh Patrick, Ireland's holy mountain, to discover the source of their devotion to St. Patrick. The path of the first Island soldier, St. Columba, is traced from Ireland to Iona Island, the "cradle of Christianity," along with St. Aidan's path to Lindisfarne, where Martin speaks with best-selling Celtic prayer book author, David Adam --
Tape 2 (60 min.). In Ireland, Martin joins pilgrims at Patrick's Purgatory in Donegal, where devotees fast and remain sleepless to honor their saint. He visits the birthplace of Wales' patron saint, St. David, and the cathedral built on the site of the saint's first monastery. St. Samson's path to Caldey Island leads to the current home of the Cistercian order of monks. The influence of women in the Celtic church is examined, and visits are made to the monastic remains at Glendalough and Clonmacnoise in Ireland.
Other Titles: History of the Celtic saints
Responsibility: Anglia Television Ltd.

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Examines the spiritual aspects of Celtic lore by tracing the roots of Celtic Christianity through the lives of the men and women who kindled its fire in the British Isles during the Dark Ages. Includes video footage of pilgrimages to selected medieval centers of Celtic Christianity including : Croagh Patrick in Ireland ; the island of Iona in the Scottish Inner Hebrides ; Holy Island (Lindisfarne) off the coast of Northumberland in northern England ; Saint Patrick's Purgatory on Lough Derg, Ireland ; Saint David's in Pembrokeshire, Wales and Caldey Island off the Pembrokeshire coast ; the monasteries of Glendalough and Clonmacnoise in Ireland.--Container.

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