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Once in a Blue Moon

By Joyce Hollyday It was a night of nature at her height of magnificence—and depth of ferocity. On August 30, the intentional community at Kirkridge gathered on the ridge with a panoramic eastern view of the Delaware River Valley, for a Once-in-a-Blue-Moon Party. Cedar and Isaac, our youngest members, hung a colorful welcome poster and

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Weaving our Iona Connections: A Walking Awake Pilgrimage with Columcille Megalith Park and Kirkridge Retreat Center to the Isle of Iona, Scotland

May 3rd – 11th, 2024: Guided by Walking Awake’s Denise Crawn (former Columcille Board Member and Kirkridge employee) and her husband Nick Prance (former Isle of Iona resident). Dear Friends of Columcille Megalith Park, Kirkridge Retreat Center and Walking Awake:    If you have a love of Celtic Spirituality and a curiosity about the connections between

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Letter to the Board

from Joyce Hollyday When Lydia was discerning her call to Kirkridge, she spun a vision that included a residential community. It was captured in a poem now on the website and published in Riverwise magazine. She saw… Beloveds who live on this land and lean into a vocation of hospitality. Sharing rhythms of work, spirituality,

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Happy Juneteenth

Today, in a spirit of humility, we at Kirkridge mark Juneteenth, a national holiday celebrating the end of an institution that should never have existed and that ended, for far too many, long after the Emancipation Proclamation. There are those who say it never ended. We have far to go until we see racial justice in

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A Letter From Lydia

Then the delight, when your courage kindled, and out you stepped onto new ground,… awaken your spirit to adventure; hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk. – For a New Beginning, by John O’Donohue   Dear Kirkridge community,   As I stepped into Turning Point on my first day, I could feel the

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