Thin Places & Spirituality

RETREATS at St. Paul’s

– Attend ours or plan your own

St. Paul’s invites your church or Christian group to plan your own retreat at Put-in-Bay. We will help you plan your retreat and offer you meeting space.

On Sundays, we invite churches from Northern Ohio to Pray-At-The Bay. Begin with our 1030 AM service, enjoy a picnic lunch and spend the day exploring the island. Contact St. Paul’s for details.

Caol Ait – The words of a Thin Place where Heaven and Earth come together. There are many of those places on South Bass Island.

In the Celtic tradition such places that give us an opening into the magnificence and wonder of that Presence are called “Thin Places.” There is a Celtic saying that heaven and earth are only three feet apart, but in the thin places that distance is even smaller. A thin place is where the veil that separates heaven and earth is lifted and one is able to receive a glimpse of the glory of God.

Do you know of one near St Paul’s? Please send us your photo or description.

Known as spaces where we can seek God — see our labyrinth web page for information about St Paul’s labyrinth which was dedicated on October 23rd 2011 and the story of how it came to our parish.