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Iona Celtic Retreat
June 18 - June 25
From June 18-25, 2022, people of the diocese are invited to join Bishop Jennifer in a Celtic retreat on the sacred Isle of Iona, off the western coast of Scotland. The retreat will be led by the Rev. John Philip Newell, an internationally known expert on Celtic spirituality.
The group will spend a week at Iona in prayer, learning, sacred practice and community. Each morning, Newell will teach on Celtic themes. Afternoons can be spent hiking, in conversation, in the abbey and sightseeing. Days will begin and end with communal prayer led by Newell, who will also lead a pilgrimage walk around the nine-mile island.
Participants will stay at St. Columba Hotel, which is a 3-minute walk to the abbey. The hotel offers comfortable rooms and excellent meals (breakfast and dinner included in the cost of the trip). St. Columba has organic gardens and eco-friendly policies and is a good steward of the environment.