Welcome Fellow Travelers

 

Special Announcement!

Both Fritz and Vivienne Hull have finished new books about Iona and their years of history with this small magical island.


Find full information on these new titles HERE.

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We Invite You To Join Us for the 2014
 IONA WOMEN’S RETREAT 
in the WESTERN ISLES of SCOTLAND
The  2014 Women's Retreat with Vivienne Hull and Kirstie Lewis

 May 24 ~ 30, 2014

Give yourself time away from your ordinary life and come for this extraordinary experience––a time to reconnect with your own true self, be inspired by the rich well-spring of Celtic spirituality, and be renewed in body, mind, and heart in the companionship of other caring women––and by the beauty of this sacred island.
The Iona retreats, held annually over many years, are often life-changing experiences. Bringing together women from diverse backgrounds, the retreat includes rich seminars, conversations, solitude, meditation, special services in the old Abbey, and time to enjoy this ancient island. The life celebrating legacy of Celtic spirituality will be an inspiration for the retreat, as well as the wisdom of other spiritual traditions that affirm the goodness and dignity of human life and the presence of the sacred throughout the natural world.

Two conference calls will prepare you for the retreat and introduce you to your fellow pilgrims and a follow-up conversation will help integrate and sustain your Iona experience.

Full Program Information HERE.

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Recovering Our Christian Spiritual Heritage: 
the Legacy of the Celtic Tradition 
May 31 - June 7, 2014
Led by Rev. Linda St. Clair, Vivienne Hull and Kirstie Lewis
Give yourself time away from your ordinary life and come for this extraordinary experience––a time to reconnect with your own true self, be inspired by the rich well-spring of Celtic Christian spirituality and be renewed in body, mind, and heart in the companionship of other caring women––and to enjoy the beauty of this sacred island.
The Creation honoring legacy of Celtic Christianity, a tradition that affirmed the goodness and dignity of human life and the presence of the sacred throughout the natural world, will be the inspiration for the retreat. We’ll share our own journeys and tell the stories of the wise women before us who have “tended the fire” of this ancient tradition. You will be part of a circle of women who are seeking further understanding of the theology of Celtic Christianity and new ways to celebrate the blessings of a Christian spirituality that honors our own human lives and all of creation.

The Iona retreats held annually over many years are often life-changing experiences. Bringing together women from diverse backgrounds, the retreat includes rich seminars, conversations, solitude, prayer, worship in the old Abbey, meditation, and time to enjoy Iona with its lovely hills, beaches, and wild places. 

Two conference calls will prepare you for the retreat and introduce you to your fellow pilgrims and a follow-up conversation will help integrate and sustain your Iona experience.

Full Program Information HERE

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Special Retreat for Women in the Health Care Professions
 with Gretchen Schodde, Vivienne Hull, and Leslie Carveth


May 17 - May 24, 2014

You are invited to join an extraordinary group of women to explore and experience an unforgettable pilgrimage to the sacred Scottish Isle of Iona, located on the west coast of Scotland.  

As Peter Macdonald, leader of the Iona Community says, "No one goes to Iona by mistake." Over the centuries many people have been drawn to Iona for its' sheer sense of place. This tiny island has been regarded as an all-round mystical site; a place of intense spirituality filled with myth and mystery.

It has been said that one way to fully experience the sacredness of the universe is to become a pilgrim and seek out places of divine revelation.  Iona is one of those mysterious places that satisfy the longing for healing, clarity and inspiration.  

We are offering a guided seven day retreat that will focus on contemplation, exploration, renewal and community.  This retreat offers a supportive rhythm of quiet inner exploration, silence and sacred circle, as well as many mindful walks in the wild beauty of this place.  You will delight in the nourishment of good food and fellowship in the company of new friends.  The retreat will include morning seminars, meditations, afternoon hikes, time alone for reflection, special services in the old abbey, evening circles, and time for you to rest, journal and enjoy the village, or wander the beaches and hills of this lovely island. 

Full Program Information HERE

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~ Welcome to the new Iona Retreats website ~

For the 2014 season we are pleased to offer three retreats to the Isle of Iona

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Special Notes for 2014 Retreat Participants:

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You can read a chapter from Vivienne’s new book as a printable PDF HERE.  Enjoy...