Looking with wonder at the sacred world
Welcome! I’m Kristin Haakenson, an artist & farmer in the Pacific Northwest. I create art & resources for seasonal living through the liturgical year – art that looks with wonder at the sacred world.
In life on our farm in the Pacific Northwest, I lean into the agrarian roots & rhythms of the liturgical calendar. My artwork uses flora, fauna, and heritage traditions of bygone days to reflect on these ancient rhythms of the Church year, and my hope is that these resources would help to enrich your own journeys through the calendar, making the fruits of ancient traditions present in our modern lives.
- Bartlemas: watermelon festival, bun run, & mead blessingHappy Lammas, friends! This is the time of year when I can really start to feel the turn toward Autumn. Each month, I’m trying to focus on one particular holiday to really dive deeply into, and I’ve been learning so much. For August, I chose St. Bartholomew’s Day – or, Bartlemas (Bartholomew’s Mass), celebrated on […]
- A St. James’ Day celebrationWe had a really lovely community celebration for St. James’ Day, and I thought I’d share it with you lovely folks! I was new to this feast day, so it was really fun & illuminating to dive down the rabbit-hole into traditions shared by generations in celebration of St. James. We’ve been exploring the liturgical […]
- St. James’ DayI hope you’re finding beauty and abundance in these summer days! Though the liturgical season in which we find ourselves during the summer – Ordinary Time – doesn’t have rhythms as dramatic as those at Easter & Christmas, it’s honestly my favorite season in the Church year. Like will-o-whisps illuminating a path, beautiful feasts & […]
“For Cecilia, the natural cycles of the year – light and dark, warm and cold, work and leisure – were strongly echoed in the ritual calendar. For many of us, religious rituals are comforting but somewhat distant from our everyday lives. For Cecilia, they often spoke not only about holy events and holy persons but also about her own life and her own experiences…”Judith M. Bennett, “A Medieval Life: Cecilia Penifader of Brigstock, c. 1295-1344
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I am going to my own hearth-stone,RALPH WALDO EMERSON, “GOOD-BYE”
Bosomed in yon green hills alone, —
A secret nook in a pleasant land,
Whose groves the frolic fairies planned;
Where arches green, the livelong day,
Echo the blackbird’s roundelay,
And vulgar feet have never trod
A spot that is sacred to thought and God.
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Art & resources inspired by sacred time & sacred place
Welcome! I’m Kristin Haakenson, an artist & farmer in the Pacific Northwest. I create art & resources for seasonal living through the liturgical year.