Christine Valters Paintner

Website: http://abbeyofthearts.com/

Christine Valters Paintner is the online abbess for Abbey of the Arts, a virtual monastery offering classes and resources on contemplative practice and creative expression. She earned a doctorate in Christian spirituality from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, and achieved professional status as a registered expressive arts consultant and educator from the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association.

Paintner is the author of nine books on monasticism and creativity, including The Eyes of the HeartWater, Wind, Earth, and Fire; The Artist’s Rule; The Soul of a Pilgrim; and Illuminating the Way. She is a columnist for the progressive Christian portal at Patheos. She leads pilgrimages in Ireland, Austria, and Germany and online retreats at her website, AbbeyoftheArts.com, living out her commitment as a Benedictine Oblate in Galway, Ireland, with her husband, John.

Books by Christine Valters Paintner

An Interview with Christine Valters Paintner