Pilgrimage to Iona

Pilgrimage to Iona
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Event Date Start: June 13, 2019 00:00
Event Date End: January 21, 2019 00:00
Phone: 703-360-4220
Environment: Island
Spiritual Orientation: All
Theme: Travel/Pilgrimage
Isle of Iona, UK, Scotland

A journey of heart and soul in one of Christianity’s most compelling “thin” places

Join us for a sojourn on the Scottish Isle of Iona, a center for Celtic spirituality that has attracted pilgrims for hundreds of years. Iona was the home of a monastic community founded in the sixth century by St. Columba, who set out from Ireland to find a place of retreat and refreshment. Iona still offers those things to travelers who make their way to the rich, serene shores of this "thin" place.

Our time on Iona will include walking in nature, listening to the wind and sea, praying with the Iona Community in the 12th century abbey, group hikes to sacred sites and plenty of time for solitude and centering.  We will stay at the Argyll Hotel, which has a view of Martyr's Bay and the Isle of Mull.  We will gather after breakfast each day for conversation, a little history and some thoughts on what might be invited this day on our pilgrimage.

Consider giving yourself the gift of this time away to discover what others have found on Iona; a place of clarity and simplicity where God is found in the rocks and grass and beaches and hills, and where, in the presence of the holy one and all those who have sought God in this place, one never walks alone.  To sign up for the Iona pilgrimage or to receive more information, please contact John Baker at jmbaker.1024@gmail.com

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