The Spirit of Acadia: Celebrating our Spiritual Connection with Place and Park

July 7, 2016
For More Information:
Scott K Fish, Manager of Marketing & Communications
207-458-7185 or [email protected]

The Spirit of Acadia:  Celebrating our Spiritual Connection with Place and Park

BAR HARBOR, ME — The MDI Clergy Association is hosting an interfaith service celebrating our spiritual connection with Acadia National Park as part of Acadia Park’s Centennial observance.

The Service will be held at 5:00 p.m., July 27, 2016, at  the Fabbri Memorial, Otter Cove, Loop Road, Acadia National Park. The Fabbri Memorial is located on the Park Loop Road approximately 1 mile beyond “Thunder Hole” or Otter Cliff Road, off Route 3 between Otter Creek and Bar Harbor.

The service will include readings, music and dance from diverse spiritual perspectives and traditions. All are welcome to participate and share in the service.

Kevin Schneider, Superintendent of Acadia National Park said, “The inspirational quality of Acadia makes it a deeply spiritual place for many.  We appreciate the MDI Clergy Association supporting our Centennial celebration and helping emphasize the importance of the park in our communities.”

“The dramatic natural beauty of the Acadian region has moved humans for at least 5,000 years. Wabanaki forebears found spiritual First Light at Wapuwoc, our highest mountain. Their descendants offer long perspective today. First settlers built churches here as well as ships, schools, and mills. Acadia was conserved by people from many faith communities whose common cause was to protect these extraordinary land-and-seascapes as a source of spiritual renewal. As we celebrate the centennial of Acadia, it is good that people gather in faith that stewardship of this remarkable place can help us find our better selves and best community.”  — Jack Russell, Co-chair, Acadia Centennial.

For more information please contact Scott Planting at 207-479-0988, or [email protected]SpiritOfAcadia_8.5x11