Iona has long been known as a “thin place,” where the veil between the spiritual and the physical is nearly translucent.
— Jenny Rankin, Retreat Leader

Ancient sites, pilgrim paths

Join our small group as we travel to the sacred island of Iona off the western coast of Scotland. Since its founding by St. Columba in 563, pilgrims have made their way to Iona to walk its pathways, explore its history, and let the beauty and quiet of the natural landscape seep into their souls.

DATES: 10 - 17 OCTOBER 2020 (8 days and 7 nights )
STUDY LEADERS: Rev. Jenny Rankin and Rev. Tricia Brennan

COST: From $1950/person double-occupancy including 7 nights bed and breakfast; meals and other food, activities as described. Single supplement US$400.

  • Stay 7-nights in a charming local hotel overlooking the ocean and Mull mountains

  • Delicious Scottish breakfasts and some evening meals with fresh and local food, some grown in the hotel’s organic vegetable garden

  • Daily seminars to explore the rich tradition of Celtic spirituality and learn about the island’s history

  • Walking the ancient pilgrim pathways of the island

  • The opportunity to spend time in solitude and silence

  • The opportunity to share stories and experiences with others as we sojourn together

  • Visits with local residents to get a glimpse of what life is like year-round on the island

  • Ecumenical worship at the historic Abbey at the start and end of the day (optional)

  • Through our time, we’ll let the mystery and magic of the island’s landscape seep into us, to teach, heal and inspire us.