Songs, Stories, and Poetry from the Celtic World: an autumn concert and retreat

Songs, Stories, and Poetry from the Celtic World: an autumn concert and retreat

We are thrilled to bring Stefan Andre Waligur and all his talents to Peace Tree Spirituality Center!

Stefan Andre Waligur is also known as Macushla, an Irish term of endearment meaning “heartbeat of the beloved”. Living in Ireland, Stefan is a contemplative, and a musician/composer.

He is also a retreat leader and leader of new chant and kirtan around the world. He is an Oblate member of the Benedictine Community called Shantivanam in India.

Registration is required for Saturday’s retreat, but feel free to drop in for the concert Friday evening or worship Sunday morning.  Or (better yet!)  make it a weekend getaway.  Stay at Peace Tree Spirituality Center for just $30/night and sink into the space between the songs.  Contact Jessica at to reserve your overnight accommodations.

Celtic Kirtan: a concert with Stefan Andre Waligur

Friday, October 5
7-9 p.m.
Zion United Church of Christ Sanctuary (next door to Peace Tree Spirituality Center)
Suggested Donation: $10
RSVP appreciated, but not required. Donate through Eventbrite or at the door

Stefan Andre Waligur pulls us into his original music described as Celtic Kirtan (, a form of ecstatic chant accessible to all voices.

“Beautiful music and a fascinating blend of traditions. I urge folks to check out this music.”
Parker Palmer
Author, Educator, Activist

Check out Stefan’s music at

Songs, Stories and Poetry from the Celtic World: A Spiritual Practice for Today

Saturday, October 6
9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Cost: $60

Register on Eventbrite

” Under the guidance of Stefan Andre Waligur, our students experienced a joyful and meditative approach in our search for wholeness and meaning…a remarkable journey to the innermost parts of the soul.”

Rev. Joseph Eldridge
University Chaplain
American University

“Stefan’s music and sensitivity bring us into the very heart of prayer, the beginning of the inner journey.”

Mary Cosby
Co-Founder Church of the Saviour in Washington, D.C.

Spend the day immersed in the poetic world of Celtic Chritianity guided by gifted musician and retreat leader, Stefan Andre Waligur.

Please note: Lunch will not be provided. Please plan to bring a lunch or buy lunch at one of the many nearby restaurants.


What can I bring into the event?

Bring a lunch, a notebook or journal, and your singing voice. Optional: drum or other instruments

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Jessica at or 314.283.4697

Can I make this an overnight retreat?

Yes! How lovely would it be to attend Stefan’s concert Friday evening, relax into the evening with a heart full of song, wake to walk the labyrinth, and be right there for a retreat day with other companions of the journey?! Or attend the retreat and spend Saturday night at Peace Tree integreating all of your insights from the day; and then wake to attend worship at Zion UCC next door Sunday morning (10:30 a.m.) where Stefan will be the guest musician. Or just say good-bye to your neighbors Friday and return glowing on Sunday!

Peace Tree Spirituality Center offers limited overnight accommodations. Contact Jessica at to inquire. $30/night.

Celtic Worship with Guest Musician Stefan Andre Waligur

Sunday, October 7
10:30 a.m.
Zion United Church of Christ Sanctuary (next door to Peace Tree Spirituality Center)
Free Will Donation