To be a pilgrim is to give oneself over to the movement of the Spirit. It is an outward journey of stepping into an unfamiliar time or place, and it is an inward journey of listening and attending to what arises. All spiritual traditions value a time of pilgrimage.
— Tricia Brennan, Trip Leader

A Small Island off the Coast of Scotland

Iona, a small island off the coast of Scotland, has long been a place of pilgrimage. Founded in the 6th century by St. Columba, it is now the site of a vibrant ecumenical Christian community with peace and justice at the heart of its mission. It is place of extraordinary beauty, a “thin place” where seen and unseen are close.  

June 26 - July 3, 2019  (7 days and 6 nights )
STUDY LEADERS: Rev. Jenny M. Rankin and Rev. Tricia Brennan

Jenny and Tricia are Unitarian Universalist ministers with decades of experience in parish ministry, college chaplaincy, and social justice work. They are experienced retreat leaders, facilitators, and spiritual companions to seekers of all types. 

COST: SOLD OUT. From $1,800/person double-occupancy including 7 nights bed and breakfast; meals and other food, activities, and transport as described. Single supplement US$400.00.

  • Stay 7-nights in a charming local hotel with views out over the water and organic vegetable garden

  • Daily seminars on key aspects of Celtic spirituality including prayer, pilgrimage, presence

  • The opportunity to spend time in solitude and silence

  • The opportunity to share stories and experiences with others in our small group as we build our “pilgrim community”

  • Insider glimpse at life on the island year-round as we meet with year-round island residents.

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

  • Breakfast each morning and most dinners are taken together.

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

SOLD OUT but click below for future dates.

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